So I watched this British stunter change his rear tire using this method, and as the Bandit is no great beauty, thought I’d give it a go myself.
A tri-folded bathmat to prevent damage to the rim
I tried this five times before it popped off
On the backside, I had to do it twice, the secret is to rotate 1/8 of a turn
The new tire slipped onto the rim easier than my 17″ tubed KLR tire changes. Easy!
There is a caveat here, I need rim protectors if I’m going to play games like this with bike in better condition, as I added minor scratches the rim in a few places. (I hit a deer with this bike in 2007, who is counting nicks and scratches?)