Remove/replace rear wheel BV500
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2009 Piaggio BV 500
Joined: 13 Jul 2017
Posts: 59
Location: Norman Oklahoma U.S.A.
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:23 am quote
Hello,
I have to replace the rear tire on my 2009 BV500.
The tire, Michelin City Grip 2, will be here Wednesday.
I was planning on removing the wheel and taking it to a local dealer for them to swap the tires.
But, the tech manual for the BV500 is not very thorough. It makes it look very easy to remove the rear wheel, but if I just look at the wheel, it looks like there is a lot more to it.
Should I just pay the extra $$ and take the scooter to the dealer for them to change it on the bike?

If I bring the wheel/tire it is $48.00
If I bring the scooter for them to remove/replace the tire it's $80.00.

I'm thinking it's worth $32.00 to have them do everything.

What do you think?
Hooked
2010 S50 Modified "Punkin"; 2003 ET4 150 "ISO"
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 462
Location: Deepinnaharta, Texas
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:13 am quote
Greetings:

Totally worth it to have them do it for that price, unless like myself you're a Cheapskate. I mount my own tires, and pay the Learning Curve price, but I feel a sense of accomplishment. Still $32 to pull the exhaust and wheel is cheap. Plus they are responsible for any problems that arise.
Sergeant at Arms
Weird 80's Vespas & Cool Vintage Lambrettas
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 7952
Location: The state of insanity, SoCal
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:39 pm quote
take it in. at $80 that's a steal

-g
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BV250, BV500
Joined: 10 Mar 2018
Posts: 75
Location: SFBay
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:39 pm quote
Aww, come on. It's a pain to do but it's not impossible. I just did this job on a BV500 a few months ago, never did it before, and with basic tools and some use of penetrating oil and lots of attention I did just fine. The bolt holding the body of the muffler to the mounting plate is a stupid design. So what else is new?

I'm a 74 year old guy and not a professional mechanic by anyone's definition.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6148
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 am quote
Have them do it. In fact, when you give them the keys, let them know there is a little something extra in the top box (or under the seat).

Oh, and make sure there's a little something extra in the top case (or under the seat).
Hooked
2016 BV350 White
Joined: 01 May 2010
Posts: 379
Location: East LA County, CA, USA
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:42 pm quote
Here is a thread on how to do a rear tire change yourself on a BV350. It would be vary similar for a BV500.
BV350 DIY Tire Removal Observations
Normally, the shop would want you to buy the tire from them so they get the mark up on the tire besides the labor.
I agree with Greasy. If you can get a shop to do it all for you for $80 that is a steal.
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