The lightly-used 1025R I purchased last summer came with an unexpected “bonus”...the rear tires are filled with ballast. I’d rather use wheel weights so I’m looking for a DIY way to drain the fluid & refil with air.
I was thinking about cobbling together some tubing and valves that would alternately let me drain fluid & fill with air until all the fluid was pushed out.
My plan would be to start with the valve stem at the top of the rim, remove weight from the tire & remove the core & attach the tubing. Then, rotate the tire so the valve stem is at the bottom and use the valve in the tubing to alternately push in some air, then drain out the fluid.
Not sure it I would get it all this way but seems like “a way” to do it without removing the tire or risk breaking the bead & having to reset it. Any thoughts from those that have done this before?