GSPD wheel removal and tire replacement VIRGIN

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by akabeton, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Main thing to keep from pinching the tube is to inflate it just a bit, before getting the other bead on. Once the tire is mounted, check the tire and rim on both sides by squeezing the tire and looking to see if the tube is caught. Learned that from bicycle tires. The more you do the easier it gets. I almost like changing my tube tires. I don't do tubeless ones. As I don't want to take a chance and scratch the rims.
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  2. bikecat

    bikecat Long timer

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    Take the opportunity to give your brake shoe lining a good sand with sandpaper.

    Cheers
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  3. Mugwest

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    OP does not have tubes. He has a GS/PD with tubeless Akront/Behr wheels and corresponding tubeless tires. Don't confuse him!

    (Unless he's read up on Stage running tubes in tubeless :lol3)

    It's sad the Harbor Freight tire changer has been nixed. I've had one for 6 years and it has paid for itself prolly 10+ times over. I found i had a lot of new friends who like to have their tires changed. None of them is attractive :lol3
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  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Mug, I've got one of those HF tire changers and I could never get a tire changed on it without at one time actually having to stand upon it at some point during the procedure.

    The safest part about that unit is the bright color of "DANGER RED" its painted :lol3

    The bead breaker on the bottom is the useful part to me, actually, but once I managed to overextend it trying to push a bead off and almost took my fingers off.
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  5. akabeton

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    Tires on. Will give a report on them down the road. They look like they should do the job. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  6. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Why is your bike so shiny??? :dunno :D
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  7. akabeton

    akabeton Adventurer

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    Recently acquired.
    Hoping to get it dirty very soon.
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  8. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    After you get it dirty I hope you wash it! Sometimes I wonder about GS riders. :D Maybe they should go to a AMA MX National and check out the bikes before the races. They're spotless. It's pretty much the same story with any kind of dirt bike competition. Real dirt bikes get cleaned! It's an essential part of maintaining the bikes! That's what cleaning bikes is really all about. Oh well, it's not only the GS types IMO. The other crowd is the non HD cruiser crowd. They tend to have filthy bikes too. At least I don't work on them! :)
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  9. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :eyes
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  10. Mugwest

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    :lol3 :rofl

    Stage, i'm on the Detail and Bucket Squad for the PD if you ever race down here :lol3
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  11. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    :thumb:thumb:thumb But the realities of life in BC is that they spray chloride solutions on the gravel roads in the summer to keep the dust down. Worse now they switched from Sodium Chloride to another type, apparently cheaper and better for the environment but even more corrosive. Easy to tell just looking at my newer car from last winter, sure took a kicking on corrosion. :eek1

    Shit is insidious and turns to cement in them nooks & crannies. Not saying wash your bike but at least hose it off unless you want them spoke nipples to look ugly fast.

    I can almost bet the sprayer tank truck will be up the road here this week, usually follows the grader by a week. Had to wait 2 days last year until the stuff dried out just to go for my first ride of the year. Beat them this year.....!:wink:
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  12. Uncle Pollo

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    Aww ... I am too late :(

    I break beads with blocks of wood and 2x4's.
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  13. hardwaregrrl

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    Just Joshin'.....I'm jealous. Hey SS I religiously wash my bike after every off road ride...but it will never ever look as clean as akabeton's...
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  14. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I gotcha hwg. The longer it is on the more it stains and corrodes and hides potential issues.
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  15. akabeton

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    I can't accept any responsibility for the shine on my bike.
    The previous owners took great care of her.
    Will post "dirty" photos for hardwaregrrl if required ;-)
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  16. hardwaregrrl

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    I actually went out and washed the bike after my post.:D That damn alum. just doesn't get clean....ever.



    Not required, but apprecitiated!!!!
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  17. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    i got lazy breaking the bead.
    I have a very large milton vice on my workbench. I cover the jaws with a rag or cardboard, put the whole damn wheel/tire combo down into it so that the jaws can close and juuuuuuuuust miss the rim.

    Then i close it all the way, grab the rim, and wiggle it around until it kinda unseats itself.
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  18. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    ps - that's the only airhead i've ever seen that is cleaner than Booj's bike.
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  19. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    who are you foolin' with those tires it ain't gonna get to dirty. Them is street tires......
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  20. akabeton

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    They are supposed to be a 80/20, good enough for some of our logging roads I hope. I have to ween the bike and myself for future diet of sand and dirt. Baby steps ;)
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