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I'm sure a touring tire will be harder. But if it works......................:grin:





 

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That looks to easy! I bust my ass on my rear 180 tire using a no-mar tire changer.
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I agree, to easy.

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That's why I'm going to try it next time I need a tire........ Probably late fall. I just changed them just before Sturgis last year.
 

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When I watched this I first thought, that is easy! Then I thought, wait... you have to get the old tire off first in order to do this. I then watch the video following of the guy that uses this zip tie method to take the tire off the rim and it took a little while and effort on his sport bike tire.

I bet that if you were planning to do this and purchased your own tire and removed the wheel yourself, that you could just take it to a local Indy shop and have them change them out for around $25 and that's with balancing it. If you don't have a shop that can then this might be the option.


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When I watched this I first thought, that is easy! Then I thought, wait... you have to get the old tire off first in order to do this. I then watch the video following of the guy that uses this zip tie method to take the tire off the rim and it took a little while and effort on his sport bike tire.

I bet that if you were planning to do this and purchased your own tire and removed the wheel yourself, that you could just take it to a local Indy shop and have them change them out for around $25 and that's with balancing it. If you don't have a shop that can then this might be the option.


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I couldn't remove my rear tire myself. I only had hand tools and a tire spoon. Played with it for an hour then took it to the indy. Best $20 I've ever spent. :)
 

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What you didn't see is the video of him fighting to get the bead seated. I change my own with spoons, not hard BUT I have 3 pieces of wood cut about 1/2 wider than my rim which I put across the bead inside the tire and put it in the sun while I work on the old tire. I put the new tire on, bead is tight against the rim and takes air...no problem.
 

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What you didn't see is the video of him fighting to get the bead seated. I change my own with spoons, not hard BUT I have 3 pieces of wood cut about 1/2 wider than my rim which I put across the bead inside the tire and put it in the sun while I work on the old tire. I put the new tire on, bead is tight against the rim and takes air...no problem.

I use a tie down ratchet strap around the tread of the tire. Tighten it as tight as I can get it, then hit it with 160 psi for a second or two with the valve out of the stem. Beads seat with a nice pop. Old school.... why..... because I'm old :wink:
 

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this is why I pay for convenience, sometimes it is Just worth the money than the time and raised blood pressure!
 
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