Be sure to install the valve core whenever inflating the tire, and do not inflate the tire to more than 400 kPa (4.0 kgf/cm2, 57 psi). Overinflation can explode the tire with possibility of injury and loss of life.

• Check to see that the rim lines [A] on both sides of the tire sidewalls are parallel with the rim flanges.

*If the rim flanges and tire sidewall rim lines are not parallel, remove the valve core.

• Lubricate the rim flanges and tire beads.

• Install the valve core and inflate the tire again.

• After the tire beads seat in the rim flanges, check for air leakage.

OInflate the tire slightly above standard inflation. OUse a soap and water solution or submerge the tire, and check for bubbles that would indicate leakage.

• Adjust the air pressure to the specified pressure (see Tire Inspection).

• Install the air valve cap.

• Install the brake disc(s) so that the marked side faces out (see Brakes chapter).

• Adjust the wheel balance.

Tire Repair

Currently two types of repair for tubeless tires have come into wide use. One type is called a temporary (external) repair which can be carried out without removing the tire from the rim, and the other type is called permanent (internal) repair which requires tire removal. It is generally understood that higher running durability is obtained by permanent (internal) repairs than by temporary (external) ones. Also, permanent (internal) repairs have the advantage of permitting a thorough examination for secondary damage not visible from external inspection of the tire. For these reasons, Kawasaki does not recommend temporary (external) repair. Only appropriate permanent (internal) repairs are recommended. Repair methods may vary slightly from make to make. Follow the repair methods indicated by the manufacturer of the repair tools and materials so that safe results can be obtained.

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