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    FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    Hi All,
    my stock tire need replacement. The bike has about 10k miles. The rear wheel is not bad and I thought I would be ok till the end of the season, but my front wheel is kind of bold in the center and I would be scared to drive with it in the rain, thus it is time to replace both. I made up my mind on the tire and I am going to go with the Pirelli Angel GT
    I never done anything like this before, but I looked at some videos and I think I can manage getting the wheels off. I did buy for the front a 19mm hex tool so I should be good. However I do have some questions:

    1) I can get the tires on Revzilla for the pair for $289 shipped but I do not know where to get these mounted and balanced.
    2) There is a Cycle gear near me that I can get these but I am looking at about $395 installed
    3) Can I take both wheels off or should I do one of them at the time?
    4) Where can I get the wheels mounted and balanced? Cycle gear will do it for the $395 so will probably end up going there... otherwise if I buy the wheels from Revzilla, cycle gear would charge me $100 anyways to mount and balance...
    should I try calling other tire shops? I just want to make sure it is done right.
    5) From what I read on the forum I will need to lube the main rod, is something like this good?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
    5) I plan to clean the sprocket and chain while at it.
    6) not sure if I am missing anything else.

    Thank you all

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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

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    Hi All,
    my stock tire need replacement. The bike has about 10k miles. The rear wheel is not bad and I thought I would be ok till the end of the season, but my front wheel is kind of bold in the center and I would be scared to drive with it in the rain, thus it is time to replace both. I made up my mind on the tire and I am going to go with the Pirelli Angel GT
    I never done anything like this before, but I looked at some videos and I think I can manage getting the wheels off. I did buy for the front a 19mm hex tool so I should be good. However I do have some questions:

    1) I can get the tires on Revzilla for the pair for $289 shipped but I do not know where to get these mounted and balanced.
    2) There is a Cycle gear near me that I can get these but I am looking at about $395 installed
    3) Can I take both wheels off or should I do one of them at the time?
    4) Where can I get the wheels mounted and balanced? Cycle gear will do it for the $395 so will probably end up going there... otherwise if I buy the wheels from Revzilla, cycle gear would charge me $100 anyways to mount and balance...
    should I try calling other tire shops? I just want to make sure it is done right.
    5) From what I read on the forum I will need to lube the main rod, is something like this good?
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
    5) I plan to clean the sprocket and chain while at it.
    6) not sure if I am missing anything else.

    Thank you all
    So even before I say anything, I want to acknowledge that folks are going to poke fun at me ;-)

    This year I decided that I was going to start mounting and balancing my own tires. Tired of the high prices charged by the local motorcycle shops. I was able to dismount the old and remount the new by doing this:

    1 - Purchased a Harbor Freight bead breaker. With coupons cost about $30.00
    2 - Once beads were broken, I removed old tires by cutting all around the sidewalls with a small, serrated pocket knife. The center section then comes right off, leaving just the beads on each side.
    3 - The beads were easy to remove by hand. Pull a small portion of it over the edge of the rim then 'persuade' the rest of it off.
    4 - I then used the Gorilla Tape method to install the new tires (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeoM...ndex=17&t=726s). Hint - make sure you have some Dawn dish soap.
    5 - I have a small air compressor, so seating the beads of the new tires was really simple.
    6 - To balance, I decided to try something different. I bought 3 bottles of 'Ride-On' tire sealant. I had my wheels powder coated over the winter, and i wanted to see if I could avoid using stick-on weights. This stuff worked! With no weights on the wheels, the bike rides at least as smooth as in years passed when I had the tires balanced by a shop.

    Overall, nothing was really hard to do, I saved a ton of money, and I didn't have to wait till the shop had time to work on stuff.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Ital View Post
    Hi All,
    my stock tire need replacement. The bike has about 10k miles. The rear wheel is not bad and I thought I would be ok till the end of the season, but my front wheel is kind of bold in the center and I would be scared to drive with it in the rain, thus it is time to replace both. I made up my mind on the tire and I am going to go with the Pirelli Angel GT
    I never done anything like this before, but I looked at some videos and I think I can manage getting the wheels off. I did buy for the front a 19mm hex tool so I should be good. However I do have some questions:

    1) I can get the tires on Revzilla for the pair for $289 shipped but I do not know where to get these mounted and balanced. Go around to your local cycle shops and get prices. My local independent shop charges about $15 mounted and balanced EACH, OFF the bike. Often, the shops will match or come very close with the price AND include mounting.
    2) There is a Cycle gear near me that I can get these but I am looking at about $395 installed

    (3) Can I take both wheels off or should I do one of them at the time? You can remove both at the same time. Put the bike on the center stand, then a sissor jack under the header(it won't hurt anything). Just go slow and be careful as the bike is now balanced on the CC and jack.



    (4) Where can I get the wheels mounted and balanced? Cycle gear will do it for the $395 so will probably end up going there... otherwise if I buy the wheels from Revzilla, cycle gear would charge me $100 anyways to mount and balance... A bit expensive
    should I try calling other tire shops? Yes. I just want to make sure it is done right.

    5) From what I read on the forum I will need to lube the main rod, is something like this good? If you mean the axles, yes, just a lil and that grease will work fine.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

    5) I plan to clean the sprocket and chain while at it.

    6) not sure if I am missing anything else. Just pay attention to the rear wheel re-installation. It's real easy to miss the tab on the swing arm (see below picture)

    Thank you all
    Do you have an owners and shop manual? You Tubes are often good but you need specific's for re-tightening bolts. Also, the cleaned and lubed CHAIN needs to be adjusted to the proper 2" TOTAL up and down at the tightest point.


    Rear brake bracket MUST be installed as shown below..


    *BTW, My tire changes are the ONLY thing my shop see's me for and the wheels are removed already.
    My friend / mechanic (known for well over 25 years), is the ONLY person I allow to mount the tires. He know's there's a $5.00 tip for NOT scratching the rims and to date, they are NOT scratched/nicked, look new... They also do them while I wait...
    Last edited by TownsendsFJR1300; 04-29-2019 at 03:52 PM.
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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    I do not have a shop manual. Thanks for the Rear brake tip. I will start by taking off the front wheel. Not sure if I feel comfortable taking both wheels off, so I will do one of them at the time....

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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    man those 12mm caliper bolts were on super tight and I stripped one of them
    can you help me find a new one? Would I be able to find one at an auto parts store or will i need to go by Yamaha dealer?
    I thought i was going to struggle with the 19mm bolt but that one was super easy... go figure...

    Thanks!

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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    The front caliper bolts (S2) ?.

    Is the bolt THREADS stripped of the hole stripped? Or the bolt broke off in the caliper?

    They are metric so you can bring one of the other good ones to the hardware store to match up.
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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    ^^ I would go OEM. You have bike shop near you?
    The bolts are higher grade than most hardware store bolts and the should (shank area) is larger and threadless.

    Order on line and have them delivered. Install new later. It's not to say a HW store bolt won't work, be sure to find the higher grade bolts, something better than patio furniture. Just because its SS that doesn't make it high grade.

    PS do not pull / push brake levers while the wheels are away as you'll have to depress the piston calipers to get the disk back in.

    Also - slide a long 2x4" under the rear tire to support it and control motion as you will be fitting the chain, wheel, brake caliper to disc, brake bracket to swingarm all it once.
    Take your time, look and think about how easily it came apart.
    Last little bit when snugging the axle bolt, tap the rear wheel forward in the adjusters. No need to move the position of adjusters unless the chain tension is out of spec.

    Good luck and double check everything....
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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    the bolt is still on, just the head is a bit stripped, did not want to make it any worse. Got all the other 3 off, but they were on extremly tight I had to use leverage with the pole from my jack, and it was still difficult. Maybe they had loctite on
    It was my mistake as the socket was not straight on it. I removed the side reflector after that first one so the socket could fit better, but it was too late
    I bought a 12mm bolt extractor, but once it is out I need a new bolt. Yamaha dealer is very far from me and opens late and closes early so if I could order it online it would be easier, just having a hard time finding the bolt online.

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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    I think I found it, this looks to be correct to me

    https://www.partzilla.com/product/ya...SABEgKH9_D_BwE

    part number 90105-10638-00
    Last edited by Ital; 05-01-2019 at 06:54 AM.

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    Re: FZ6 New Tires needed, how to remove, first timer 10k miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Ital View Post
    I think I found it, this looks to be correct to me

    https://www.partzilla.com/product/ya...SABEgKH9_D_BwE

    part number 90105-10638-00

    That's the correct part #, #4, https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ya...-brake-caliper . I order all my parts from Partzilla.

    Agreed with FI, get the factory bolt when you can.

    Lastly, either hammer on an impact socket onto what's left of the bolt head OR use a VISE GRIP brand vise grip.


    *Worse case scenario, if you access to a MIG welder, WELD a NUT (held over the problem bolt) thru the middle, (plug weld). Obviously, cover everything well, disconnect the battery. Spray cooling water in the immediate area.

    Between the heat, and if a good weld, that bolt WILL spin out easily.

    *
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