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Old 05-21-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Mitas Tyres

wow that was one of the hardest tyre changes Ive done. I just hope I dont get a flat out bush as Im sure ill need a pub near by. On the positive side I did have My Ballard Tyre Levers and all the extras that My shed offers. all the best Beetle.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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just out of curiosity, which model tyre and size :)
Over 50, I'm still working on replying :-)

And beet they are pricks cold but. Ok hot
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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Agreed

I recently was gifted with a hole appearing in the side of my E08 Rear. Figured "Well, cant exactly fix that." So i rode the 50k;s home whilst leaning up over the headlight.
75% of the side wall was torn by the time I got home but it was still on the bead. Completely.
Make sure you get her nice and wet round the edges before slipping on a new one.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:10 PM   #4
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Make sure you get her nice and wet round the edges before slipping on a new one.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:41 PM   #5
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I recently was gifted with a hole appearing in the side of my E08 Rear. Figured "Well, cant exactly fix that." So i rode the 50k;s home whilst leaning up over the headlight.
75% of the side wall was torn by the time I got home but it was still on the bead. Completely.
Make sure you get her nice and wet round the edges before slipping on a new one.
Only 75%.... mate... get into it a bit harder!

Sorry to use car tyres to illustrate.... but the top one went at about 150 k... and that was the sidewall (untouched) by the time I stopped. The bottom one went at 170 kph on the main straight at Winton. The tread did a bit of damage to the car. The first one was a puncture. The second one was old rubber. I won't use a tyre that's over 5 years old now.



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Old 05-22-2011, 02:25 AM   #6
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just out of curiosity, which model tyre and size :)
More info - DR650 and it was actually getting the e09 on the rim, mainly the rear, what a battle, I ended up using a G clamp to asist. Popping the bead was simple enough, love the CRC. all the best Beetle
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:54 AM   #7
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More info - DR650 and it was actually getting the e09 on the rim, mainly the rear, what a battle, I ended up using a G clamp to asist. Popping the bead was simple enough, love the CRC. all the best Beetle

what was the dimension of the rim ?

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Old 06-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #8
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what was the dimension of the rim ?

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If it's a std DR650 it would be 17" - The DR rears are well known to be tight at times.

I've put a few of each E0-7 & E0-9 on the 18" rear of my 640 with no problems, similar to fit to any other tyre.

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Old 06-08-2011, 03:39 PM   #9
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Running a E-07 [18"] on one of my XS' & the bloody thing won't wear out!
down to the centre 'bar' in the middle of the tread, what's the legal limit one of these tyres?
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:31 PM   #10
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Hate to say it, but are you sure you weren't doing something wrong? Like making sure the tyre slips into the centre of the rim on the opposite side to where you're levering?

The last three of four times I fitted an E0-7 (slightly different tyre of course) it was a piece of cake, even when I was doing it in a ditch with just a couple of short levers and no lubrication of any kind (the only hard part was pumping the blooding thing up again with a tiny hand pump).

Every time I've ever had difficulty fitting tyre, I realised eventually that my technique was wrong.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:34 PM   #11
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Running a E-07 [18"] on one of my XS' & the bloody thing won't wear out!
down to the centre 'bar' in the middle of the tread, what's the legal limit one of these tyres?
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I don't know for sure, but I believe as long as it won't aquaplane and isn't unevenly worn out, you're perfectly legal. 2mm tread depth or something like that.

It'll have no grip at all in the dirt, long before it's actually illegal.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:46 PM   #12
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what's the legal limit one of these tyres?
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Qld Transport says:

"Each tyre fitted to the motor vehicle must have a
tread pattern of a depth of at least 1.5mm on
every part of the tyre that touches the road, and
must not be fitted with cleats or another device
likely to damage a road."

Same for NSW
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:39 PM   #13
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You spring for a new tyre beet ,, What gives

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Old 06-08-2011, 08:53 PM   #14
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Hate to say it, but are you sure you weren't doing something wrong? Like making sure the tyre slips into the centre of the rim on the opposite side to where you're levering?

The last three of four times I fitted an E0-7 (slightly different tyre of course) it was a piece of cake, even when I was doing it in a ditch with just a couple of short levers and no lubrication of any kind (the only hard part was pumping the blooding thing up again with a tiny hand pump).

Every time I've ever had difficulty fitting tyre, I realised eventually that my technique was wrong.
Got an E-09 Dakar fitted to my DR recently.....I was going to do it myself but when I went to pick it up, I felt how stiff the sidewall was and got them to do it.......and they had a hell of a time also.....
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #15
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Lupine and I had been trying ti fit a new EO-9, I think, to his DL1000. Ended up cutting the bead with an angle grinder to get the old one off. Was interesting to say the least. Was lucky we didn't set the fire alarms off in the cycle shop where he works.
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