The mighty DR650 gets a new shoe (and other farkles)

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?

Ha!

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