Tire mounting


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Tire mounting

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:45 pm



I mounted a new Avon Venom tire on my front rim today (I'll do the rear tomorrow). I have one suggestion, a suggestion I have come upon through personal experience:

When checking the direction that the tire mounts, triple check you've got it right before you mount the damn thing. Nothing worse than putting all that effort in to mounting the thing, then going to put the wheel back on the bike and realizing that you got it wrong, and have to do it all over again.

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Re: Tire mounting

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:07 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I mounted a new Avon Venom tire on my front rim today (I'll do the rear tomorrow). I have one suggestion, a suggestion I have come upon through personal experience:

When checking the direction that the tire mounts, triple check you've got it right before you mount the damn thing. Nothing worse than putting all that effort in to mounting the thing, then going to put the wheel back on the bike and realizing that you got it wrong, and have to do it all over again.

Trust me on this. The air will turn blue. :)

Well at least you got it on the right wheel ha ha I bet you struggled with help on top of it if you did it at home.What fun "Hey "
It just took three of us to mount a tire on a front wheel.In No time we were warm as can be :)

Some how I just landed on the site of goldwingsingles....who did I see there, but a good looking couple.I looked and looked at that picture,it has to be you!!! Well, I did get the starter out the other day, was not that bad.Bud did that make a differance for quick starts now.
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: Tire mounting

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:08 pm

WA9FWT wrote:Well at least you got it on the right wheel ha ha I bet you struggled with help on top of it if you did it at home.What fun "Hey "
It just took three of us to mount a tire on a front wheel.In No time we were warm as can be :)


Actually I'm pretty good at doing it on my own, I've got my technique down pretty good. I'll write it up sometime this week when I get some time.

WA9FWT wrote:Some how I just landed on the site of goldwingsingles....who did I see there, but a good looking couple.I looked and looked at that picture,it has to be you!!! Well, I did get the starter out the other day, was not that bad.Bud did that make a differance for quick starts now.
WA9FWT Phil


Hm, I had a look at that site, and whaddya know, that is me! I seem to remember some time ago giving the guy permission to use that picture.

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Re: Tire mounting

Postby giturgun » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:26 pm

Pulled my rear wheel off today . Gonna put a new meat on it tomorrow after work. I worked on all makes for about 7 years and quit just before the 1500 was introduced . Good thing , I would have quit over the hassel . Now see why it costs so much to get rear tires put on these things. It is a major job just getting ready to pull off the rear wheel.
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Re: Tire mounting

Postby giturgun » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:09 pm

:D Got my rear mounted and tied the lights up out of the way for a test run . Like it . I think it will go to work with me toomorrow


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