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So I'm getting a new front tire this weekend. They charge 99$ just to take the tire off the bike if I bring the whole bike, but only 25$ to put the tire on if I bring the front tire. So naturally I would like to save 75$.. lol

How hard is it to remove this front tire? What tools will I need?
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A jack to hold up the bike, 14mm socket for the brake calipers(not necessary if you can get the bike high enough) ,and I think but don't remember for sure but the axle is 19mm

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Didn't take my calipers off, but I think those bolts are 12mm or 10mm. Used a 2x6 block under the engine with a floor jack, along with having the bike on the center stand. It's a good idea to strap the center stand forward so it can't rock back and fold up.

Pay attention to the spacer location and how the speedometer drive is engaged in the hub and on the fork leg. Also have to loosen the axle clamp in order to pull the axle out.

Download the repair manual if you don't have one.

I used zip-ties to dismount/mount both my tires.

Last one was a front tire on a V-Rod, used no tire irons at all, just a larger c-clamp to break the bead on the old tire and wire cutters to cut the zip-ties off the new tire.

There's some youtube videos about it. Most of those have the wheel laying on it's side, but it seemed easier with the tire/wheel standing up and pulling the tire on by hand after seating it at the bottom. With a bare wheel and zip-tied tire, it took 15 seconds to pull the tire onto the wheel. Quicker than OJ putting on a bloody glove.

Kawi dealer quoted me $90 for 2 carry-in tire jobs. My cost, zero $ and about an hour. Spent a little cash using Ride-On to balance and puncture proof them. Yeah, my Kawi dealer is a nut.

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Was playing with the calipers on my cb750c today,so they may be 12.I play with too much **** and my brain lately works like a rock,so...

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So I'm getting a new front tire this weekend. They charge 99$ just to take the tire off the bike if I bring the whole bike, but only 25$ to put the tire on if I bring the front tire. So naturally I would like to save 75$.. lol

How hard is it to remove this front tire? What tools will I need?
$99.00 for an easy 10 minute job? What a rip off.

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yup, call them stealerships for a reason

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how much do they charge for a tuneup.?
or to just to adjust the valves?
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you find one that charges for adjusting the valves on the vn750, run away, fast, dont walk...

they are hydraulic, and not adjustable

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you find one that charges for adjusting the valves on the vn750, run away, fast, dont walk...

they are hydraulic, and not adjustable
Yep, and there can't be much in a tune-up other than changing plugs and cleaning/oiling the air filters.

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you find one that charges for adjusting the valves on the vn750, run away, fast, dont walk...

they are hydraulic, and not adjustable
I've got a cheap rebuild kit for the rear shocks in the works.just need investors. $150 dollars mailed to...

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