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Rear tire removal

1548 Views 11 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  model28a
Hello all!

I own a 2008 Burgman AN400. This a new bike for me.Just recently bought it used with 8000+ miles on her.
The issue I am having is removing the rear tire. My plan was to remove it, and then bring the new tire I bought to the dealership and just have them swap them out, then put the new tire back on the bike. There's a guy on You Tube that I've watched dozen of times. His video's gave me confidence that I could do the job myself. It looked easy enough. Long story short....I got everything off the bike, down to the swing arm. If you watch the video, the tire is supposed to just slide off the axle at that point. Well, it didn't for me. There's a collar that is securing the tire on the axle and I can't figure out how to get the thing off. I've taken a rubber mallet and banged the tire from the opposite side. I've kicked it..all to no I come here seeking wisdom.

Any suggestions how I can get the tire off the axle?

Thanks in advance for your time.

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I like Steve's suggestion regarding using the chisel, sounds safest to me. :thumbup:
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