On board bead breaker
Why carry the extra weight when you can use your centre stand for breaking the bead? I've done it several times with my R80GS. All you've got to do is to put the bike on the main stand, strap the centre stand to the fork - so it doesn't accidentally snap back. Take off the wheel (no matter whether front or rear), place it next to the stand. Lean the bike away, shove the wheel under the stand so that the foot of the stand is right next to the rim. Now jerk the bike towards you onto the tyre. And - snap - the tyre is off the hump.
Of course this is easier done together with a helping hand, but, travelling alone most of the time, I managed by myself.
Hope this is comprehensible ;-) Otherwise I could enter some pics.
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