Neduro's Tire Changing Class

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neduro, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Hey Neduro, I haven't used your valuable info yet, but will in the future.

    I just wanted to say a big thank you for taking the time to put all this together. It is those with experience sharing their collected wisdom with us newbies that helps make this place awesome!

    You Rock. :thumb
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  2. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Yes, great thread. I just fixed the tube on the Maclaren

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    Wondered what Mrs. Pop was doin with the thing to get two holes in the tube but then saw this:

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    can't read that? allow me: Cheng Shin Tire... :puke1

    Luckily for me it didn't take any specialized knowlegde that Ned layed out here; that will come soon when I do my own tires on the KTM :eek1
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  3. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Is that the F1 model? :ear :D

    I think we should start a "What offroad tire do you use for your pimped out baby stroller" thread. :nod
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  4. meat popsicle

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    I just couldnt believe that a Maclaren would use Cheng Shin :arg profit margins uber alles :cry
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  5. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    What about BOB ? :oscar :oscar
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  6. SScratch

    SScratch Somewhat Tolerable

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    Nice thread Neduro, thanks for the good tips. I've been changing my own tires for a while with only the tools that I carry with me on the bike, but I haven't gotten to the non-cussing stage yet. I have been using Ru-Glyde to lube the tire to help get it off the rim and I slather it on the tube to allow it to slide around in the tire to help it seat correctly. It's available at auto parts stores by the gallon and I fill a couple of little plastic travel bottles to carry in my flat fix kit. Being a little lazy, I also carry a $6 12v air compressor from Wal-mart. Probably wouldn't hurt to print this thread and carry it with me also cuz I'm a little thick and don't remember much.
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  7. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Don't you mean BOOB?

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    (back on topic... :D)
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  8. BlitzBike

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    P.S. hey Meat, where did ya get that BOOB? How much?
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  9. neduro

    neduro Long timer Supporter

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    I'm glad if this thread is helpful for folks... but I'd still like to make it better. If any of ya'll have any difficulty with spring tire changes, report back here and maybe we can collectively improve the instructions, and then get Baldy to paste the collectively edited version in the hall of wisdom or somewhere (as it's a topic that seems to perenially come up).

    Speaking of, there's 6 wheels waiting for rubber in the garage :bluduh
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  10. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    shit, I got a couple to do misself. and they're TKC's. stiff bastards.
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  11. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Yeah,excelent thread alright - the only thing I would do different is I always start at the valve and end at the valve,that way when the bead is pulled down into the well it won't possibly damage the valve stem.Tube trials bikes have 2 rim locks on the rear - once when I bought a new tyre they said free fitting...hey,go for it! - ''you don't need two rim locks,I'll leave one out''.....'no you won't mate,you're not taking the easy way out here!'
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  12. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Thats PASSMORE's - it was my easy segue back on topic from the hijack :D
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  13. Jim Bud

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    The new Tourances will arrive on Friday, the balancer is here already, and the tire cord is already showing across about an inch of the rear tire....time to change the tires......

    thanks Ned..... :thumb
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  14. Jim Bud

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    This tire changing thread sounds real easy, but my big tourrance did not want to budge......

    The first thing I discovered, was that the dealer had mounted my rear Tourrance backwards ( must be why I only got 11,000 miles before the steel cord came out), the second thing was that breaking the bead on the rear tire was going to be very hard, so I looked around and reached for some help and here is what worked...still took all my strength to break it loose ( the trick is to move to two or three places on one side to loosen it up and then go to the middle and pop...it's free......

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    I hope it helps someone else....

    thanks Ned..... for getting me started.... :thumb
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  15. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    After bending (and un-bending, and re-bending) a tire iron trying to get a TKC onto a KLR rim, I've given up. :bluduh


    The fact that I'm at home wrenching because I couldn't get the track bike together in time for a (paid for) track day today doesn't help. :bluduh :bluduh
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  16. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    Like most things in life, it's more technique than strength. You should be able to get 1/2 to 3/4 of the tyre on without irons or lube. The most important part of getting that last 1/4 on is making sure as much as the bead as possible, thats already in, is pushed down into the centre of the wheel, where the wheels circumference is smallest. That should buy you about another inch or so thats needed to get the last little bit over.

    Don't give up mate, it's a handy skill to have.
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  17. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    Got it. This diagram (from the Cycoactive site) was also helpful:

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  18. AntWare

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    A picture paints a thousand words :thumb
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    did someone say "spare tire"?
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  20. ChrisC

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    That's not a McLaren....this is a McLaren :wink:

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