How To Remove A Motorcycle Tire With Only Zipties + Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Think you need fancy tools and sophisticated equipment to remove a motorcycle tire? Think again: In the video below, YouTuber, Red Raider, shows you how to remove a tire from the wheel using (primarily) the most important tool in any backyard mechanic’s tool set — zipties.

Browse around in his related videos and he’ll also show you how to install tires back onto the wheel using the ziptie method as well. As for balancing the wheel after the tire is mounted, well, you’re on your own there…

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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