Gregory Bender

Tire changing

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models



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Sooner or later, you will need to change your tires. Either they will have worn out, rotted out, or been mutilated by some road hazard. When that time comes - and it may come at the side of a road a long way from help - you will need to know how to change your tires. I suppose you could wait for help or push the bike to the nearest dealer, but if you are armed with the knowledge you need and the appropriate tools, you can be back on the road and having fun a lot sooner.

Fixing a flat on a tubeless tire can be as easy as simply inserting a plug and re-inflating the wheel. But, since Moto Guzzi loop frames are blessed with tube tires, a flat always requires removing the wheel from the bike and then removing the tire from the rim.

I've watched car tires being changed at the local tire shop ever since I was a kid. But before I tackled the job myself with my new tires, I sought information. I found that information at a site that Adam Glass put together. Rather than repeat any of the information here, just jump over to his site for a good read.

Tire changing videos