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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => HELP! 1-800-CAFE-HELP => ** HOW TO's: Technical Vids ** => Topic started by: locO leoN on Feb 04, 2011, 17:17:35

Title: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: locO leoN on Feb 04, 2011, 17:17:35
I found these vids pretty darn handy:
 
 
Part 1: TAking the Tire off
Easy dirt bike tire change instructions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw0B2gIwbBg#)
 
Part 2: Putting the tire on
 
How to Change a Tire - Part 2 (of 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ8y_mDixSI#)
 
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: sxecafe on Feb 04, 2011, 18:38:44
The old wheels dont have rim locks though, right? I dont remember seeing it on any of my bikes...
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: motofiaccone on Feb 04, 2011, 19:46:02
That is such a good fine. I've wrestled for hours getting tires off. It takes that guy less than 5 minutes...

--Chris
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: locO leoN on Feb 04, 2011, 19:58:50
It's all about having the right size tool and the technique... :)
"that's what she said!!"..

I bought a set of those tire spoons... Works great!.. Time cane off in 2 mins!!..

I just got Paul to put the new tire and tube on..
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: HerrDeacon on Feb 04, 2011, 20:29:47
Very nice, I've never changed a motorcycle tire before but they make it look easy. Thanks for posting Noel.


My fear when I get around to doing it will be scratching the paint or powder coat on the rim though.  :-\
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: benarmour on Mar 14, 2011, 17:07:40
Nice video locO :) I was attempting to remove my rear tyre just today. I have two 60" tyre levers, tried to get the blasted thing off for nearly half an hour... So much so that the steel levers bent out of shape, so much so they were un-useable. Still hadn't got the tyre off!! To the shop i think for them....  >:(
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: locO leoN on Mar 14, 2011, 17:14:12
removing is the easy part... putting back on is another story... Honestly, Id rather have a professional do it.
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: benarmour on Mar 15, 2011, 16:33:12
that's where they're headed soon... getting them powder-coated, so will definitely have to get a professional to put the tyres back on. wouldn't want that beautiful paint being scuffed up now, would we?!
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: OpTiCz on May 03, 2011, 16:41:18
Excellent!
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: RckStrDru on Jul 12, 2011, 18:04:33
Wow...Thank you so much for this...Was contemplating going to mag wheels...NO LONGER!
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: crazypj on Jul 29, 2011, 23:44:10
That guy in the second vid doesn't understand how to change tyres so it was pretty brace to put it out.
 If he had old style wire beads, they would be broken and he (and anyonr using his methods) would be buying new tyres when the beads break.
 You can hear the bead creaking while he's fitting tyre.
Use smallest tyre irons to do job, it's supposed to be persuaded on, not brute force and ignorance
 The wheel well where the spokes sit (also known as drop center') is where tyre bead has to be then ease bead onto rim with proper lipped tyre levers.
 I polish the working end of levers so tyre will slide easier.
Use some dish saop and water mix, the INSIDE of bead needs lubing as wellas the outside
 You should only pull levers just past 90 degrees to rim

Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: COOKtheKILLA on Jan 19, 2013, 18:28:05
Thought this may help anyone trying to put rubber on the rim.  I did both my tires on my '73 cb350 with no tire irons.  To get the tires off I used three screwdrivers and rubber gloves to protect the rim.  When I got the technique down this bag method worked like a charm.  I, however, put the tire and rim on the ground and used my feet and a broom stick to push the tire on the rim.  This dude makes it look too easy.  The rear tire was much harder than the front for me.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sH8WRl6yI
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: CuppaJoe on Jul 10, 2013, 21:14:57
Very valuable video, COOK! Thanks - definitely going to try this bag method when putting new rubber on our 73 CB350.
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: Ellwood on Jul 10, 2013, 23:58:09
Hears someone say to just take a sawsall to take them off...LOL. But you better be careful ....I imagine you get close to the rim then just snip the beads with hawks bill pliers :o

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Title: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: koonendez on Jul 11, 2013, 03:48:37
Pretty cool video
Title: Re: ** CHANGING TIRES 101 **
Post by: DesmoBro on Jul 11, 2013, 09:40:20
My secret tire trick (seen on here somewhere) ZIP TIES !!! thats right get about 8 Extra long zip ties Zip them one by one  all the way around the tire, basically causing the 2 beads to touch all the way around make sure they are tight and kind of stretch the bead. Once all 8 are evenly spaced and tight tire lever that beast on then cut the zip ties and voila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6WPzRRJLpA