Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: 44° 05' N 71° 09' W
Careful of those rotors!
When changing tires, it's a toss up. Do you remove and then later retorque the brake rotors? Or do leave 'em on and hope you don't destroy them.
I see lots of pictures of tires being changed with the rotors still on the wheel and I don't think that's very smart.
I warped one a long, long time ago by letting the wheel flop over on the concrete floor. I will never change a tire again without removing the rotor(s) from the wheel. You do it your way but I am never going to warp a 200 dollar rotor again by smacking it with a tire iron or the floor.
Just felt like sharing. Now get out there and change your tires!!
'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)
“I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.”