Tire Changing

Neduro's thread that covers tire changing with pictures

  1. MirthfulThylacinator
    MirthfulThylacinator
    5/5,
    Great help. Gives me confidence to try myself on the old GS I just bought
  2. tmgrdon
  3. Laxler
    Laxler
    5/5,
    Easy read with exact instructions
  4. jonmbakermd
    jonmbakermd
    5/5,
    I have changed a lot of tires. Some are easy and some are very painful. Reason to do it yourself is so that when you are in the middle of nowhere you can make it home. If I did it like this every time I might have less bleeding knuckles. I'm a surgeon so when I go to work on Monday they call always tell when I've been changing tires on my weekend off.
  5. Kung Fury
    Kung Fury
    5/5,
    Great info, thanks! I just put a new TKC 80 on the front of my F800GS, couple of weird things, no rim lock, the valve stem has two nuts, one on the inside of the rim and one on the outside of the rim. I used soap and water, well by the time I got it on it was probably fairly dry, but spraying some soapy water on the tire after it was on the rim seemed to help to get the bead to seal. I'm planning on adding some Ride-On Tire sealant and balancer, the product has great reviews and I'd like to prevent a flat when I'm a bit far from civilization, has anyone here used the Ride-On product?
  6. Elad
    Elad
    5/5,
    Nice Technique nice pics great job
  7. Csenior
    Csenior
    5/5,
    Excellent play by play instructions.
  8. RG1984
    RG1984
    5/5,
    Definitely not looking forward to a flat, but when it happens I'll be coming here.
  9. Bustedknuckle1
    Bustedknuckle1
    5/5,
    Just a great, practical resource for those of us new to this important and potentially money-saving process. Many thanks!!
  10. Lancer1916
    Lancer1916
    5/5,
    Clear well thought out. i was dreading swaping a tire now I look forward to giving it a try. A bit like sex the first time .
  11. Temagogrod
    Temagogrod
    2/5,
    Always use lube (Lube is not only helpful when fitting, but, also assists with removal)...the 1st bead on some tyres/tires will actually go over the rim with a little force and if not all the way most of the way. Thus, no use for levers; The idea that the tyre will slip because of lube is a new one. Check the bead on the rim and notice the serrations + bead lock. If, you're tearing valve stems - add a bead lock; always work towards the valve stem ie this should be the last portion of bead over the rim otherwise it's only a matter of time before you pinch the tube. The idea is that both beads sit in the well of the rim to allow you to work the tyre over the rim. If, you start at the valve stem it leaves no margin for error and the bead/s will catch/pinch the tube at the backing plate of the stem; a valve stem puller is a simple device that is passed through the rim and screws into the valve stem. This allows you to pull the stem thru the rim; ideally, bead locks are positioned opposite the stem, thus, providing the ideal starting point.

    +1 on inflating...it's just the order of events I have an issue with.
  12. Buck83
    Buck83
    5/5,
    Thanks for taking the time! I may actually do my next set myself now!
  13. NRSJumper
    NRSJumper
    5/5,
    Excellent explanation. Clear and concise, with great pictures.
  14. JR22
    JR22
    5/5,
    great explanation for a newbie - thank you.
  15. ggoytia
    ggoytia
    5/5,
    Thank you
  16. Danielcan
    Danielcan
    5/5,
    The tube goes in the tire before the tire goes on the rim, brilliant!
  17. pigjockey
    pigjockey
    5/5,
    Great explanation and pics
  18. garrett2323
    garrett2323
    5/5,
    What kind of tire irons are those?
  19. gjmorris
    gjmorris
    5/5,
    This is great! I'm going to practice. Thanks very much!!
  20. nitrotx
    nitrotx
    5/5,
    Nice and simple