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TIMOTO, Motorcycle Mechanic
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I am going to put on a rear tire on my metropolitan Honda.

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Hi, I am going to put on a rear tire on my metropolitan Honda. There is a lug nut and a washer. Does the washer go between the wheel and the nut or between the wheel and the axel.
JA: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?
Customer: I just had the tire replaced with a new one and I'm trying to remember what order I use to put it back on.
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: I don't know the year exactly. Its at least 10 years old if not older
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I'm doing it my self. I haven't tried anything yet. I just need to know what order the nut and the washer go on.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yeah do I need to lube anything before I put the tire on?

The wheel goes on first, then the washer and finally the nut. Here is a link to a parts diagram that shows it:

You need to use some type of lubricant on the bead of the tire to make it slide onto the rim easier and seat on the rim when inflating it. A solution of dish soap will work well. If you are asking about any kind of lubricant on the wheel splines then you can use a small amount of grease applied to the splines inside the wheel but do not put any grease on the axle as it will be forced out into the brake drum.

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