Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
I have gotten several P.M messages about how to change the rear tire on the 1800 with trailer hitches in the way, the amp box and all that kind of thing. Do I have to have a lift or a jack and all that.
The answer is no. Here is a photo of my last rear tire change. I have a fancy lift and all that kind of thing, but to change a rear tire this takes all of ten minutes and you can be done before you can get the bike up on the lift and strapped down. Very easy way and no harm will come to the bike.
You simply lay a blanket in your front yard, and walk the bike down on the right side(I break the torque on the lug nuts on the wheel first) Loosen or remove some highway pegs, I have the Micks so I just take the one outside foot rest off and lay it on the blanket. Now pull the center stand out and maybe put a brick under it, this kicks the wheel up so you can get the tire in and out. Change the tire, torque the lugs to 80 ft pounds and walk the bike back up. Quick easy and simple.
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The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI