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Feb 13th 2017, 05:02 AM   #1
 MMcN49's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Tire Change

Anyone here use this technique for removing and mounting new tires?

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Feb 13th 2017, 09:31 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Standard tire iron method, so yes.
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Feb 13th 2017, 01:36 PM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Poulsbo, WA

  Aprilia RSV Mille, CB77, CB750K, CB750F
You might want to look up the zip tie method for getting the new tire mounted. I found it to be much easier.
Feb 13th 2017, 10:56 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

Like Pete said, its the standard way of doing it with tire irons. I've been doing it that way for at least 25 years when I mount my own tires.
Feb 21st 2017, 11:16 AM   #5
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

  ZX14 Barking Spider
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteN95
Standard tire iron method, so yes.
I LOL at your "standard tire iron method". Fast forward to 1:37 for the relevant part:



You know it's gonna be good when the face is blurred out...
Feb 22nd 2017, 12:35 PM   #6
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  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Quote:
Originally Posted by elSueco
I LOL at your "standard tire iron method". Fast forward to 1:37 for the relevant part:
You know it's gonna be good when the face is blurred out...
Never tried it on a bike tire, but it is much more spectacular with a 20" wide paddle tire from a Jeep using lighter fluid!?! Loud too! Here is a smaller one:


Edited by PeteN95 on Feb 22nd 2017 at 12:37 PM
Feb 22nd 2017, 01:08 PM   #7
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  Mar 2016
  Bothell

For those DIY individuals: How do you ensure balance after the change? Do you use something similar to what was shown in the OP video?
Feb 22nd 2017, 01:19 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Bot Hell, WA

  Honda RC51, BMW S1000RR, BMW R1200RT, Suzuki DR650SE
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For those DIY individuals: How do you ensure balance after the change? Do you use something similar to what was shown in the OP video?
Nope. I use a static balancer and tape wheel weights on the rims.
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Feb 23rd 2017, 01:02 PM   #9
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My static balancer is holding the wheel on the axle between my knees.
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May 27th 2017, 09:06 PM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Spokane, WA

Tire Change

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Originally Posted by PeteN95
My static balancer is holding the wheel on the axle between my knees.


I use two jack stands and put the axel pin between them to balance them and use a $3 bag of zip ties to synch up the tire to get it over the rim with LOTS of soapy water. Makes it much easier. I like the micro bead method of balancing. Never tried it but might in the near future.


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Aug 11th 2017, 08:47 AM   #11
 
  Mar 2016
  Woolley

  09 KLX, 06 YZ 125, 06 CRF 150,05 Montesa 4RT, Zuma 125 and three Honda SL 350s
I have been using the Baja no pinch with good success as it don't scratch the rims. I also picked up a Moose tire changer.



Aug 11th 2017, 10:10 AM   #12
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

I just did the front tire on my bike. An 8" C-clamp to break the bead, a pair of Stubby spoons, a 5 gal / 100 psi HF tank, and an old 12V air pump... plus tons of dish soap. The worst part was getting the damn bead to seat. It sealed right away and held 75 psi without popping into place before I bought the tank and jerry-rigged a quick way to dump air into the tire. The air pump just takes FOREVER to fill either the tank or the tire from zero.

When I bought the tank, I also picked up a clip-on chuck and hose and fittings at HF. Worked great for inflating the tire, but was SLOW because of all the restrictions and need for the valve core. Then I found that 3/8" fuel line fits over a male quick-disconnect perfectly, and a Schrader valve loosely. Removed the valve core, tightened a couple hose clamps, whacked it, and the first bead was set. Took a few tries to get the other side to seat. Maybe should have picked up the 11 gal tank... The pressure on the 5 gal equalizes at roughly half the difference between where the tank starts and the tire starts. So 80 psi in the tank and 0 psi in the tire ends up with 40 psi in both. 80 and 40 leaves both with 60 psi.

Edited by HalcyonSon on Aug 15th 2017 at 01:32 PM
Aug 15th 2017, 01:31 PM   #13
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Shit... Went to take the bike for a ride and noticed the wheel arrow and tire arrow pointing opposite directions. I couldn't find the wheel arrow for the life of me in the awful garage lighting. What a difference daylight makes!

Second time around went much faster though. Slipped the tire off, wiped out all the leftover soap from the first time, slid it back on and whacked it with 100 psi. BANG-BANG!! Back together in no time.
Aug 15th 2017, 07:07 PM   #14
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
i use the drive-to-the-shop-and-drop-them-off-then-go-out-to-lunch method.

all it takes is a credit card and it works every time.
Sep 3rd 2017, 02:01 PM   #15
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  Aug 2017
  Camano Island

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Kind of thinking about picking up one of these.
https://www.nomartirechanger.com
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