How To Change A Royal Enfield Bullet Classic Motorcycle Tire

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Here’s how to change the rear tire on a Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500 Motorcycle. My Enfield had a sidecar tire on it, so I replaced it with an Avon Roadrider 110/90 x 19 tire, and it works great. Here’s how to change the tire.

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  1. hoohoohoblin

    30 juni, 2010 at 18:25

    @uk4041 Thanks. Changing the tire on a Royal Enfield motorcycle is easier than it would be on a lot of other motorcycles. I’m glad you like the video.

  2. uk4041

    30 juni, 2010 at 18:53

    very good job sir.thanks for teaching this valueable technic.nice to meet u.

  3. stinkmc

    30 juni, 2010 at 19:00

    @hoohoohoblin Yeah I know and mine is not as easy to loosen the rear fender. thanks again

  4. hoohoohoblin

    30 juni, 2010 at 19:15

    @stinkmc Thanks. I’m glad the video helped. The rear wheel system is really well-designed. The only hard part about changing the tire was leaning the bike over without dropping it. Some people remove the rear fender bolts and rock it upward to get the wheel out, but that takes longer and isn’t as much fun.

  5. stinkmc

    30 juni, 2010 at 19:26

    Gday from Down under hoohoohoblin, I followed your instructions on my 2007 Bullet and to my amazement the bloody wheel came off exactly as you said….. what a pisser I couldn’t believe it (still can’t) anyway thanks for your great video mate it made my flat tyre worth while
    cheers Todd

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    30 juni, 2010 at 19:58

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  7. hoohoohoblin

    30 juni, 2010 at 20:51

    You’re welcome. I’m really glad people are finding this video and enjoying it. I’ll make more as I find more things to fix.

  8. singh5g

    30 juni, 2010 at 21:15

    Good video and good tips on how to remove rear wheel and change tyres on Royal Enfield. Thanks from a NJ RE rider.

  9. rejinabraham

    30 juni, 2010 at 21:31


  10. hoohoohoblin

    30 juni, 2010 at 22:16

    I use the OEM filters. The dealer sells them in packs of 5. I don’t know if there are other brands available. I don’t abuse my engine, so I figure the OEM filter should be fine.

  11. rejinabraham

    30 juni, 2010 at 22:40

    Thanks. I’ll see if I can make a video, Do you use OEM oil filters or buy some other brand?

  12. hoohoohoblin

    30 juni, 2010 at 22:43

    I should have made a video last time I changed the oil. It’s pretty easy, but on my bike I had to loosen up the exhaust pipe to get enough clearance to take the oil filter out. If you do a Google search for “how to change the oil on a royal enfield bullet” you will find sites with illustrations and step-by-step instructions.

  13. rejinabraham

    30 juni, 2010 at 22:57

    Does anyone have a video for Oil change on a Royal Enfield?

  14. hoohoohoblin

    30 juni, 2010 at 23:18

    Wow! That’s good to know. I wish I knew that before I made the video. They should put that in the manual.

  15. thegarbone

    1 juli, 2010 at 0:04

    Good video..

    One tip, if you loosen the 4 bolts that hold the rear fender carriers (2 big ones on each side near the tool boxes) the entire rear fender assembly will pivot up out of the way to allow the tire to be removed. Since you have a solo saddle this works well.

  16. himmatsinghsachdev19

    1 juli, 2010 at 0:37

    Thank u…

  17. hoohoohoblin

    1 juli, 2010 at 0:54

    Wow! I watched “Riding Solo To The Top Of The World” by Gaurav Jani. It’s beautiful up there. I wish I could go with you. I’m so busy, I just use my bike to ride around my neighborhood. In an area with a soft dirt slope of 45 degrees or so, you can lay your bike down on its side and change the tire rather than using the center stand. I saw this in the movie. Make sure it’s not so sideways that the fluids leak out of the gas tank or engine. Have fun up there!

  18. himmatsinghsachdev19

    1 juli, 2010 at 0:56

    That was quite helpful. I wanted to learn how to change the tire tube as well though since me n friends were planing a trip to ‘Khardong la’ pass, which is the highest motorable road in the world. And u never know, better safe than sorry. You shud always be prepared.

  19. hoohoohoblin

    1 juli, 2010 at 0:58

    Good advice. I was shocked when I read in the manual that the bike should be leaned over to get the tire out. That’s fine if you have a couple of people to help you tilt it. My method of putting a 2×4 under the centerstand raised the rear wheel off the ground enough that it wasn’t a severe lean angle. I’d advise anyone trying this at home to put a 2×4 under the center stand. Also I’d advise them to have a couple of friends around to help tilt the bike.

  20. vikas408

    1 juli, 2010 at 1:32

    I have removed and fitted a rear tire myself – ask me about the satisfaction I got after the successful job 🙂
    One important thing in the process is to ensure the bike doesn’t get off the stand while tilting it. Given the bike’s weight, it will be too difficult to handle this slippage and will cause a lot of damage on the silencer as well as the rear portion. Apply the front brake firmly and it will help. My 2 cents.

  21. tbzfish

    1 juli, 2010 at 2:16

    I forgot to mention that it is a great video 🙂

  22. hoohoohoblin

    1 juli, 2010 at 3:01

    Thanks for the correction. I’ll try it that way next time I change a motorcycle tire.

  23. tbzfish

    1 juli, 2010 at 3:22

    You took one wrong step while removing the old tier off the rim and probably that made it a dreadful job: the plier was inserted in a wrong way.

    It must be inserted face-down (that is very counter-intuitive in fact). That way the tier easily slips off the rim traversing the convex contour of the plier head.

  24. PunkntheGodfather

    1 juli, 2010 at 4:14

    Nice post well done

  25. hoohoohoblin

    1 juli, 2010 at 4:31

    I’m glad I could help. The Internet is great! I didn’t know if I could do it either until I tried.

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