I had a 6 gal and it did with no problems, if yours does have issues you can use a strap and wrap around the tire to flatten it out a little to make it easier. GL man
I just removed my tire and had a local tire shop swap the tire out (they only charged $5). Dismounting and mounting the wheel is definitely a two man job, and three is even better.. (two to align the wheel and one to stick the axle in)
Its hard not to cheat when the tire shop 150m from your house will swap the tires for $5. :crackup: Maybe someday in the future though..
Here is an alternative method of breaking the bead without a bead breaker.
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=331306&highlight=tire+changeThe problem I had was with the spacers between the wheel and the swingarm.. they kept falling out of the wheel every time I tried to remount it.