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Ce tutorial aims at you help change the tire of your boxed 50. The example presented here concerns the tire change of a Derbi Senda DRD X-Treme. The principle remains the same for all two wheels 50cc and more.

Difficulty :

Temps necessary:

30 minutes


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1) Remove the brake caliper, the wheel axle and the spacer.

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2) Remove the wheel.

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3) Place the wheel on 2 chocks.

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4) Remove the valve cap.

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5) Remove the valve core with the shell remover. Once removed, the tire deflates on its own.

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6) Loosen the valve nut.

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7) Peel off the tire on both sides of the rim. If the tire does not come off easily use the tire changer.

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8) Remove the tire using the tire changer. You can use rim protectors to avoid damaging your rim.

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9) Remove the valve nut.

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11) Remove the inner tube.

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11) Remove the tire completely from the rim.

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11) Position the new tire on the rim, having checked the direction of rotation indicated on par arrows on the sidewall of the tire.

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11) Apply tire grease to the 2 faces of the tire.

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11) Replace the valve core on the air chamber.

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11) Inflate the inner tube slightly to position it correctly.

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11) Put the inner tube in the tire.

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11) Put the valve in its place then put back the valve nut.

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11) Install the tire on the rim. Usually the first sidewall of the tire goes in without tools. Use the tire levers by leaning on the groove of the rim until the edge of the tire enters without forcer.

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11) Tighten the valve nut.

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11) Inflate your inner tube. This also allows the tire to properly position itself on the rim. A click is heard when the tire is properly glued to the rim.

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11) Tighten the valve nut as much as possible.

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11) Inflate your tire to the correct pressure (that indicated par the constructor).

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11) Replace the valve cap.

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11) Replace your wheel. Check that nothing has been forgotten, that all the tightenings are correct, and that the wheel turns freely.

Changing tires on your gearbox 50cc is fairly simple. You will find at of tires for different brands and models of your two wheels.

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