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    Senior Member AFISHALBIZ's Avatar
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    Well its time for a rear tire change. so~~ITS BIG.!!! Is there anything weird , tough , or otherwise something to be alerted to? I know how to do MC tires .... Will the TW need monster tire irons ??? Am I just being in "awe" again??? If I took it to my car tire guy , can he change it and I watch and pay??? :-) I apologize if this has been discussed in a previous thread.... I looked and didn't find .. thanks , Eric

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    A bike shop can usually do it for you cheap. You can do it yourself with irons, though. A big one to work it, and two separate smaller ones to hold it in place. Use your hand to hold one small one and a knee to hold another. Sometimes getting the wheel back on is a little tough with the spacer trying to fall off, but it just needs to be lined up just so and it'll slide right back in the swingarm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by assquatch20 View Post
    A bike shop can usually do it for you cheap. You can do it yourself with irons, though. A big one to work it, and two separate smaller ones to hold it in place. Use your hand to hold one small one and a knee to hold another. Sometimes getting the wheel back on is a little tough with the spacer trying to fall off, but it just needs to be lined up just so and it'll slide right back in the swingarm.
    Thanks ~ I will proceed forward and be careful of my knuckles...

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    Mine was TOUGH! I ended up using a 2x4 wedge, a six foot piece of 2x4 and the hitch on my pickup. Its "easy" if you have enough leverage.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman View Post
    Mine was TOUGH! I ended up using a 2x4 wedge, a six foot piece of 2x4 and the hitch on my pickup. Its "easy" if you have enough leverage.
    So ~~ Maybe plan B ??? The car tire guy.. :-)

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    I did the rear tire for the first time last Saturday..

    Breaking the bead was a bitch.

    Spooning it off and on seem to take forever and was messy.

    I used a hand pump to fill it -- they hold a lot of air!

    The spacer on the left and the brake backing plate on the right wouldn't stay put.

    Would I do it again? YES! Next time I bet I can do it in half the time -- 1.5 to 2 hours.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    I took my bike to a local one man M/C shop. He mounted and balanced a front tire that I supplied for $30.

    While I shot the breeze with some other bikers.

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    i would say watch a few youtube videos first...like Rainman said you can build a bead breaker with wood...i have seen people use large zip ties to mount/dismount tires too but i think that would be hard with tubed tires...tubed tires should fit a little looser on the rims than tubeless tires do so that should make it a little easier...i dismounted my front tire on my motard and got it half mounted and then took it to a shop and had them finish it and dismount and mount my rear as well as balance and clean both wheels for $60 cause it was a pain since motard tires are tubeless but the wheels are tubed...when i have to swap out my TW tires i will attempt it again



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