How to Get the Front Tire Off of the KX125

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How to Get the Front Tire Off of the KX125
Parts on most dirt bikes are designed for easy access, removal and replacement. This is mainly so mechanics can easily change and adjust parts between races. (dirt bike flying in the air image by MAXFX from

The KX 125 is a motocross style off-road motorcycle made by Kawasaki. Whether for part replacement, or for an aftermarket upgrade, it may be necessary at some point for you to remove the motorcycle's front tire. Doing so is quite simple, and requires only a few basic tools and 5 to 10 minutes of time. For part replacement location, consult your motorcycle owner's manual.

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Things you need

  • Motorcycle centre stand (if possible)
  • Crescent wrench
  • Hammer

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  1. 1

    Lift your motorcycle onto a centre stand and jack up the stand to full height. If you don't own a centre stand, find some way to get the front tire of the motorcycle off the ground while the bike is fully and steadily supported.

  2. 2

    Remove the lug nut on the front axle of the motorcycle using a crescent wrench. This lug nut will usually be located on the side of the tire opposite the brake disc.

  3. 3

    Gently tap the end of the lug bolt using a hammer to start it sliding through the axle. Keep tapping it until the lug bolt slides fully into the axle.

  4. 4

    Hold up the tire with one hand and pull the lug bolt the rest of the way out of the axle using your other hand.

  5. 5

    Gently slide the tyre's brake disc out of the brake pad calipers and remove the tire.

Tips and warnings

  • It may be desirable to have another person help you hold the tire as you remove the lug bolt.
  • Always stay aware of pinch points when working around motorcycle parts.

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