Senior VR Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Butner, Nc
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Sorry but you are taking the long way around changing that flat.... Not to step on any toes but in the last two months not to mention last year I have had four rear wheel flats. the first one I took to dealer to replace tube and tire, last three I have fixed myself. Simple way to do it...
Jack bike up using bike jack... Check
then remove brake rod , undo brake hub brace, remove cotter pin, remove nut, remove pretty chrome cover from left side, I just tap the axle bolt out, wiggle wheel out of finnale drive and pull wheel out from under bike, place wheel on two 4X4 piece of wood, stand on tire as close to Bead as possible, break bead, use two tire irons to pry tire from wheel, remover nut from value stem pull value stem out and tube out of tire Patch hole replace in revearse<(sorry if misspelled) order.
to remove and replace all together about 45min. time.
I have not pinched the tube or messed up my rim while doing any of my own work.
I just wish I could find the Magnet that is in the wheel that keeps attracting all of the road screws and nails......