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Old 06-09-2011, 05:37 PM   #571
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My helmet shield fix today

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Old 06-10-2011, 12:26 AM   #572
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awesome. very smart.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:53 AM   #573
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Here's one I just remembered while I'm thinking about putting tires on the lawn tractor.

When I was driving logging trucks, we ran super singles (big float tires) on our three axle trailers. The boss would get old wore out ratty steer tires from other trucking companies to run on our trailers. So this means I get the honor of replacing tires on a weekly basis.

And being that said boss was a cheap ass, I had to run around town loaning stuff like impact guns and sockets to swap tires.

So I started spooning the tires on the rims with them still on the trailer. A little troublesome at first, but I got pretty fast after the first 4 or so. One trick I learned was, clamp a vice-grip on the lip of the rim at 11 o'clock, hang the tire on it, then work it on the rim clockwise. It worked slick. And you don't have to fight with a loose rim rolling around on the floor.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #574
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Not that big of a deal, but the beads on an old tire on an old bike can be very hard to break. (Especially tubeless?)

Solution? Drive over the tire (not the wheel!) with a car. Once per side.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:36 PM   #575
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or just get one of these with sufficient depth to go around the widest part of the tyre/close to the rim without damaging it.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:05 AM   #576
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Didn't have anything like that, and a Crown Vic was sitting in the driveway.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:46 AM   #577
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Well there's always that.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:00 AM   #578
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I've always had luck breaking the bead on a rear tire with just the throttle. Let out all the air, pulling a valve core, lock the handlebars to one side and crack the throttle. Do the same in the other direction and the bead should walk right off.

Then again, I ride a KLR.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:03 PM   #579
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I've always had luck breaking the bead on a rear tire with just the throttle. Let out all the air, pulling a valve core, lock the handlebars to one side and crack the throttle. Do the same in the other direction and the bead should walk right off.

Then again, I ride a KLR.
Is this for breaking the bead on the front, rear, or both?
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:20 PM   #580
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Hey we are having a rafel for baldy

its a honda xr650l front and rear rack here is the link



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Old 06-14-2011, 08:54 PM   #581
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Is this for breaking the bead on the front, rear, or both?
I've only ever done it for the rear.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #582
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its a honda xr650l front and rear rack here is the link



http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697526


if you know anybody with a Honda XR650L let them know ok, mike

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Old 06-15-2011, 09:20 AM   #583
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I've only ever done it for the rear.
Interesting. Why does turning the handlebars left and right make a difference?
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:47 AM   #584
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My guess would be it puts a side load on the tire and unseats the bead. Happened to me going around a corner on my old 550F when I had a blowout.

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:55 AM   #585
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My guess would be it puts a side load on the tire and unseats the bead. Happened to me going around a corner on my old 550F when I had a blowout.

You got it. Turning left pops the right side. Turning right pops the left side. The first time this happened was completely on accident after my rear tire blew out.
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