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Old 10-15-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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manually changing out a scorpion on 990

Any harder or easier than doing a regular dirt bike knobbie? Rear tire.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Breaking the bead is a bitch without a bead breaker....
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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After that, anything else bad?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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No, once you get past the bead breaking it's just like any other tire. I have not changed one along side the road. I use a Coats 220 for tire changes at home.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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Really wasn't that bad....used Motion Pro's new bead breaker gadget and good tire irons and lotsa lube (soapy water). Probably only my third time to ever change a bike tire!
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #7
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If you ride the bike around and get the tire hot it's a lot easier
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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Indeed, make sure the tire is a bit warmer. Changing a tire when it's freezing is a PITA as the rubber becomes less flexible.
To break the bead i use my biggest tire iron and put it on the edge of the bead, then squad hold the iron with both hands and push on the iron while lifting myself up off the ground and putting all my 100kg's on the tire.

Might look a bit weird but it works.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #9
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If any tire is hard to mount or dismount, you're doing it wrong.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #10
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Breaking the bead is a bitch without a bead breaker....
The 990 side stand is a built in bead breaker
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:30 AM   #11
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If any tire is hard to mount or dismount, you're doing it wrong.
That statement has some truth in it. But breaking the bead or changing it when it's freezing cold is not always piss easy.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:00 AM   #12
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If any tire is hard to mount or dismount, you're doing it wrong.
Have to say that once with a 130/60/17 Shinko on my DR650 i must have done every possible thing wrong.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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Hey! Warming it up and deciding not to buy Chinese tires are parts of the, doing it right mantra!
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #14
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Breaking the bead is a bitch without a bead breaker....
Actually, it is not so bad...

There was a video somewhere around here breaking the bead with three small tyre irons and yes, it works also w. Scorpions / 990 wheels.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #15
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Changed many a tube on a trail on a dirt bike and quite a few tires in the garage. Actually, unfortunately I'm the person everyone comes to in this regard. I may just have the dealer do this one. They don't charge much... like $20.
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