08.3 - Tire & Tube Replacement
If a tube has been punctured or damaged, it should be replaced immediately.
You may repair the tube using a tube patch kit. However, a repaired tube may not have the same reliability as a new one and could fail while riding. For more information on a temporary repair, see the section titled Resolving the Unexpected.
Always use replacement tubes that are the same size as the original. We recommend that you have tubes changed at your local AJ1 dealer or your local motorcycle shop. Replacing a tube requires removal and installation of the wheel. Anytime you have a tube replaced, perform the tire inspection listed at the top of this page. The tires that came on your motorcycle were designed to provide a good combination of handling, braking, durability and comfort across a broad range of riding conditions.
- Use a replacement tire equivalent in size and type to the original tire.
- Replace the tube anytime you replace a tire. Old tubes are usually stretched and, if installed in a new tire, could fail.
- Have the wheel balanced after a new tire has been installed.
- We recommend that tires be replaced by your AJ1 dealer or a local motorcycle shop.
INSTALLING IMPROPER TIRES ON YOUR MOTORCYCLE CAN AFFECT HANDLING AND STABILITY. WHICH, IF SEVERE, CAN CAUSE A CRASH IN WHICH YOU CAN BE SERIOUSLY HURT OR KILLED. ALWAYS USE THE SIZE AND TYPE OF TIRES RECOMMENDED IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL.