How to Replace a Honda CBR929 Front Tire

Changing the front tire on a Honda motorcycle is simple, but prepare to work up a sweat getting it done. 

Get the old and new tires ready by warming both up to make each one easier to remove and install. If possible, leave the tires sitting in direct sunlight for about an hour to absorb as much heat as possible. Watch our Honda CBR 929RR front tire change video above, and follow our step-by-step guide below to change the front tire on your motorcycle. 

Tools and Parts - Honda CBR929 Front Tire Change

NOTE: We changed the front tire on a Honda CBR929RR, but the steps are the same or similar for changing the front tire on most Honda motorcycle makes and models.

Honda CBR 929 front tire change

Honda CBR 929RR Front Tire Removal

Step 1. Set the bike on a wheel stand, then remove the front axle by loosening the two axle pinch bolts at the bottom of each suspension fork, then removing the axle bolt.

Honda CBR929 front tire axle removal

Step 2. Remove the front brake calipers by taking off the two caliper mounting bolts on each caliper. Slide the calipers off the brake rotors and remove the front wheel from the motorcycle.

Honda CBR 929RR front brake calipers

Step 3. Remove the dust cap from the tire valve, followed by the valve stem with a valve core tool.

Honda CBR motorcycle front tire valve stem

Step 4. Spray the wheel and tire with glass cleaner to lubricate them.

Step 5. Separate the tire bead from the wheel rim by working around the tire using bead breakers. Do this on both sides of the tire.

Honda CBR 929 front tire removal

Step 6. Use rim protectors to prevent damaging the wheel, and lever the tire over the wheel rim with tire spoons until it's completely off the wheel.

Honda CBR 929 front tire change

Honda CBR 929RR Front Tire Installation

Step 1. Find a yellow or red dot on the new tire, which indicates the lightest part of the tire. Mount the new tire with the dot aligned to the valve stem on the wheel rim.

Step 2. Press the new tire down over the wheel rim using a combination of tire spoons and brute force. Don't forget to protect the wheel with rim protectors as you work the tire spoons.

Honda CBR front tire installation

Step 3. Seat the tire beads onto the wheel rim to reinstall the valve stem and inflate the tire. 

Honda CBR929 front tire rim installation

NOTE: As the tire inflates, the beads will suddenly slide into place with a loud popping sound. 

Step 4. Inflate the tire to the pressure specified in the owner's manual and replace the valve dust cap. The correct pressure for a Honda CBR929RR front tire is 36 psi. 

Step 5. Place the wheel back between the front forks, making sure the rotation markings on the tire (the small arrows on the sidewall) match the rotation of the wheel.

Step 6. Slide the brake calipers back over the brake rotors and reinstall the caliper mounting bolts.

Honda CBR front tire caliper mounting

Step 7. Clean the front axle, then apply a light coating of high performance grease to it and slide it back into place.

Step 8. Reinstall and tighten the axle bolt, and tighten the pinch bolts at the bottom of the front fork and you're done.

Honda CBR929 motorcycle front tire bolts

Are you ready to change out the rear tire on your Honda motorcycle? Watch the video below to see how to change the rear tire on a Honda CBR 929

 

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