Change your own bike tires

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Change your own bike tires

Postby R3TARD » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:01 pm

I dont know about you guys but around here they charge 50$ per rim to change tires or 45 if you buy the tires there and take the wheel off the bike.

I found these instructional videos on youtube.com that work really really well.




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Re: Change your own bike tires

Postby ragedigital » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:59 pm

We have No-Mar Tire Changers in St. Louis where they'll change them for free for MCRA members. They are great folks and have an incredible product!

If you change tires quite a bit, I would look into something more substantial, otherwise I would find someone who races local who might do it cheaper than a stealership.

Before I knew about No-Mar, a local racer would change/balance ours for $15 a rim.

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Re: Change your own bike tires

Postby yamaha_george » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:13 am

R3TARD wrote:I dont know about you guys but around here they charge 50$ per rim to change tires or 45 if you buy the tires there and take the wheel off the bike.

I found these instructional videos on youtube.com that work really really well.

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on Saltmine.org.uk Jim Stewart has a How-to use the Harbour Fright tyre machine which is considerably less effort especially on busting the bead off the rim with a tyre that has seen some mileage & years

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Re: Change your own bike tires

Postby old_school » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:44 am

This is awsome... Local shops they charge 50 bucks to swap tires, which amounts to the money you saved by buying online. I'm gonna replace the tires on the FZR this spring i'm gonna try this.
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Re: Change your own bike tires

Postby haro504 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:44 pm

i can get them on no problem but one tire i couldent get the bead off and eventually cut the tire off the rim. it was almost glued to the rim i pealled it off. im cheap i do my car an truck tires the same way
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Re: Change your own bike tires

Postby yamaha_george » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:53 pm

haro504 wrote:i can get them on no problem but one tire i couldent get the bead off and eventually cut the tire off the rim. it was almost glued to the rim i pealled it off. im cheap i do my car an truck tires the same way


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that is why Jim Stewart's How to is so good darned if I wanna be cutting tyres


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