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Old 03-04-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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tire removal

Does anyone have a method for taking a tire off the rim/putting tire on the rim at home with no special tools? (Its a 240) Shops around here want to bend me over for 50 bucks to do it- especially because I bought the tire online and not from them. I think most standard garage tools would mar the aluminum. Read a post somewhere where a guy just used a hacksaw to cut it off. Not sure I could do that without damaging the rim either.

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:16 PM   #2
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i just did my own tire last fall, my neighbor helped me out. the way we did it i'd never seen before.

he said he found the video on you-tube. we set the tire on the garage floor, and used the bumper of a car and a 2x4 to pry a 2x2 block down to break the bead. if you can find the video it will help a lot more. i'll look for it now and post the link if i find it.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:23 PM   #3
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anyY0...eature=related

this is the same idea, except he mounted the end of the long 2x4 as opposed to tucking it under a bumper of a car. either way should work great.

and for putting the new tire on... Crisco is your best friend.
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Check this out, sorry but video imbedding only allowed in the Lux zone.

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Anyone ever use one of these + motorcycle attachment?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34542

I know Harbor freight is crap.
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i've never used the one from harbor freight. and i agree, alot of their stuff is junk. BUT they do have some things that are very well made, and for a great price. but as for their tire changer, i have no idea.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:51 PM   #7
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Anyone ever use one of these + motorcycle attachment?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34542

I know Harbor freight is crap.
I have not used one, but if I where to go that route I would pitch the HB mount/demount bar and get a No-Mar mount/demount bar for $110, they have the no-marring tips unlike the all steel HB bar, definetly if I had chrome wheels. Chip the chrome and its all over This would set you back just less than $200. The least expensive No-Mar changer setup is $600. But you still need a good work around to break the beads, prolly not too difficult. Just my
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interesting video

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Researched the HB tire changer a little more, and it appears to have a bead breaker built into it. I wondered what that pipe was towards the bottom. Hear is a youtube video:

HB tire changer

But you will also need the motorcycle adaptor. And in the video you can see why I recommend the No-Mar mount/demount tool. So that setup would cost about $250.
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Researched the HB tire changer a little more, and it appears to have a bead breaker built into it. I wondered what that pipe was towards the bottom. Hear is a youtube video:

HB tire changer

But you will also need the motorcycle adaptor. And in the video you can see why I recommend the No-Mar mount/demount tool. So that setup would cost about $250.
Sammy,
Got please elaborate on the "No-Mar mount/demount tool" you mention. Perhaps a link to the web site. How does it relate to the Harbor Freight setup?

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Is this what you are talking about? LINK? The web page mentions
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This bar should remove most tires however Non-Pliable tires such as Goldwing and heavy touring, Dual Sport and some Heavy (Stiff) sport tires will install much easier with our SpoonBars.
so I am a bit confused.
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If you take your tire and rim to a car tire store they can mount dismount the tire for you just make sure the clamp the rim from the outside and not the inside like they normally do for car tires, it will still need to be balanced though... discount tire by my house charges like 5 bucks a tire to do it.
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If you take your tire and rim to a car tire store they can mount dismount the tire for you just make sure the clamp the rim from the outside and not the inside like they normally do for car tires, it will still need to be balanced though... discount tire by my house charges like 5 bucks a tire to do it.
Eshhhhh..............are you talking about the discount Tire off 59 next to Coney Island? They don't even know how to mount car tires correctly. They have failed to seat the bead correctly on two of my tires and its funny that comes up in converstion with other people just out of the blue. Wouldn't want to think of what cosmetic damage they can do.
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Unfortunate for you, my experience there has been the opposite but then again I am usually standing right there while they do it and the manager lives around the corner from me, his son is in my sons scout troop so admittedly I do kinda have an inside line....
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Unfortunate for you, my experience there has been the opposite but then again I am usually standing right there while they do it and the manager lives around the corner from me, his son is in my sons scout troop so admittedly I do kinda have an inside line....
Well it's nice that the manager rolls out the red carpet for friends. Now if he could do that for paying customers, in my case over $600 for some Michelins, then I would say he is doing a decent job. But I have heard too many stories about that place and my own experiences also say its just a sweatshop.

Also, if I have to supervise his employees to get a good job, I need employees discount; medical, vision and dental insurance, matching 401k contributions, and pension. Thats right up there with having to "check myself out" at Home Depot and wally world.
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