The sheer power of the mighty DR650 means that tyres don’t last long..
Ok, thats a total lie, it only has 40bhp, but after a year and maybe 10,000km on and off road, the rear tyre was shot and it was time for a new one.
One of the things I need to be able to do is fix a flat when I’m off on one of my adventures, so I thought I’d kill 2 birds with one stone – change the tyre myself so I could practice the procedure for getting the wheel off and fixing a puncture.
Now in theory, a motorbike is exactly the same as my mountain bike.
Disk brake, chain, knobbly tyres, inner tube. So it was going to be easy, right?