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Yes. I've RTFM and the owners manual. Easy - just a few steps and it pulls out the back and left. OK, all is loose but the stock Kenda Challenger 130/90-16 is an inch too wide to squeeze between the swingarm on the left and the drive on the right. I must be missing something basic.

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I put a new tire on mine a month or so ago and had the same basic problem. I just gave it some persuasion and it came out but If you are uncomfortable with that, I also considered letting the air out of the tire to give it more room to slide out. That's not in my manual so I don't know if that is the expected procedure...



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I just went back out and pulled the valve out. Another 8 seconds and the wheel was off.




That was 12 minutes from question posted through replies to problem solved. Impressive! Thanks for the quick replies guys. I owe you.
 

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Well it appears that 2 others replied with the same idea I had just as I was posting mine. Great minds and the same track and all of that...



This was the second tire that I had put on my bike, and this is the first time I removed and replaced it myself. The shop I had do it the first time put a 120 on it I guess because he couldn't get it to fit through. If others here say to let air out, it is probably an engineering thing.



Soapy water probably couldn't hurt, but you might be careful with that around the drive unit.



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So fast, I couldn't even write it and post it in time. Congrats. The guys here are the best in the world, with the possible exception of myself, a novice.



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But you are an Advanced Member Mr. O'Nacci. Many of us are novices who have just made a few posts. There are only a few well rounded experts here, they are the real deal and I try not to piss them off.




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