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Drhutch81
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk_8ppgf6xY

Anybody try it on a Uly? Last time I used tire irons it was like wrestling a bear. And I can't justify $90 at the dealerships when you bring just the tire in.
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Steveford
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good luck.
I use an independent shop, it's $40 a pair if I do the balancing at home.
Once the tires get above 140 or 150 width you really need a pneumatic tire changing machine.
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Cupcake_mike
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Fronts are a piece of cake, no matter what, but the rears can sometimes give me trouble.

I've done it with zip ties before but really, if its about 65 (or warmer) outside or I have access to a heater i haven't ever had any trouble. Hard, cold rubber can really suck though.

In those cases I just bring my rear into work when I am on nights and use the tire machine when those guys aren't around (There is a vehicle maintenance shop on our grounds).
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Etennuly
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bought one of those pos Harbor Freight $40 tire machines and the $35 mc tire attachment, then spent $100+ on the No Mar bar set up.

Works well when you figure it out. Like using multi folded shipping blankets under rim when breaking bead. I found that the rim locking clamp works best and scratch free on the edge of the rear brake rotor. ( I know it sounds like a bad idea, but five rear tires and some for others has produced no damage and avoids scratching powder coat) .

Use lots of tire soap and don't let the bead bind. I always keep a tape covered tire iron within reach for when one of those real close moments hits.
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Figorvonbuellingham
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 07:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All you need is a bead breaker and a pair of 8 inch tire irons. Oh and a bottle of Dawn. Just plan on scratching the rims, chances are any bike shop you take it to will do it for you and you'll be paying them to scratch them. Get some touch up or a sharpie. It helps if the tires are warm so do it in your living room with the tires at room temp. Use Lotta elbow grease. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 08:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've tried the zip tie method and didn't find it any easier than not using them, but perhaps I need more practice.

The easiest tire change I've ever done was with a NoMar machine at Crusty's place. Since then I bought NoMar's cheaper Cycle Hill and quite frankly I wish I paid a little more and got the real NoMar as the Cycle Hill sucks. I plan on getting the NoMar come tax time.
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Motorfish
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I bought this: http://www.no-scufftiretool.com/
I also built the tire changer he has instructions for on his website. Made out of an old car rim, and works great without scratching the rims. I secure it with my Black & Decker Workmate. I also bought a gallon (lifetime supply) of tire mounting lube from my local auto parts store.
Mounting tires on my Uly has been pretty easy with this set up. I also mounted a 16Ē rear Dunlop on my friends Dyna, with the help of rim protectors and long tire irons. Itís a stiff, heavy tire which was tough, but we didnít scratch the rim.
For breaking beads, I lay the rim/ tire on two, wood 2x4s with a shipping blanket underneath it. Then I use a 2x4x6í under the receiver hitch of my truck, pushing down on a 2x4x16Ē on the bead.
I use static balancer and donít really have any problems.
With everything, wheel weights too, I think I have around $200 invested, and Iím happy with it all.
Just like doing things myself.
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Ouchbri
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been using the zip tie method for a couple years now. That and a POS HF static balancer and I've had really good success. Used this method on the Uly front and rear, SV650, buddy's Triumph and an old Madura. Seems a lot easier than using only tire irons. I buy the cheepo HF big zips and lube it up a little, worst part is breaking the bead. Just my $.02.
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Sprintex
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Last time I did a rear tire I struggled to get the tire off with my HF tire changer and Omar, so I tried the zips, now my go to.
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Cupcake_mike
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I also got a beadpro from motion pro that has changed my life. Its a pretty ingenious design of 2 tire irons that work together to become a bead breaker.

I always check my balance, all but maybe one or twice (guessing i've probably changed 100 or so tires of my own over the years) my balance has never changed, as long as I lined up the dot correctly. Hell, the couple times my balance was off it never gave me any ill effects be it handling or wear.

-Mike
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Dr_greg
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Tire mounting threads are a bit like politics, religion, and oil...

...however, I will add my $0.02

I've tried MANY lubricants (uh, for tire mounting), and the best---BY FAR---is "Tire Mount Lubricant" from No-Mar (see their website). It's a "vegetable-based" paste that also helps with the seating of the bead when airing up the tire.

--Doc
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Etennuly
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep Doc. That No Mar lube is excellent. (For changing tires)
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