For instance - contrast these "tire irons" with the little plastic things you use to pry the tire off a bike rim.
Some newer/larger motorcycles don't have innertubes. Fixing one of those is more like fixing a flat in a tubeless automobile tire. Just keep in mind you CAN put an innertube in any tire, even a "tubeless" one.
Step 1: Motorcycle Stand from Milk Crate
I made a hasty motorcycle stand from a milk crate. I put a slab of 2x6 on top of that to spread the load. I propped the engine up on that. Fortunately there's a flat spot on the bottom of the skid pan that makes this arrangement very stable. Don't store your bike this way though, the milk crate plastic will sag and eventually your bike will fall over.
A double kickstand would hold the bike up just fine with the front wheel off, but this bike doesn't have one. This is my 1987 Honda TLR200 trials bike. It was stripped for racing, I'm in the process of putting improvised street legal signals and lights on it. That's why the lights on this bike look a bit odd. Expect to see that project soon.
Step 2: Wheel Removal - Don't Lose the Little Parts
Usually you need to disconnect the brake cable and speedometer cable.
Usually there's an axle bolt. Sometimes there are other bolts clamping the axle bolt in place.
Sometimes when you remove the axle bolt there are little bushings like this that can fall out of the wheel. Don't lose these parts. They are very important.