Tire removal


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tunaboy
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Tire removal

Post by tunaboy » Thu May 23, 2013 2:08 pm



Is there an easy way for a DYI guy to get old tires off the rim and new back on? I can get the wheels off but most local shops won't touch them. They want the higher price for the tire and the $90 per hour to pull the wheels off, do the old tire removal and install of the new and bolt everything back together. Really jacks the price up tremendously.
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Re: Tire removal

Post by MJSantos » Fri May 24, 2013 7:17 pm

Check out the How to Articles, under GL1100. There's a great write up on it.

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Re: Tire removal

Post by Calzone » Fri May 24, 2013 8:58 pm

Not sure what the forum has to offer but you can get a decent bead breaker at harbor freight, once the bead is broken the tire is relatively easy to take off, Heck ..you can also buy a tire balance there as well.
Just a manual type but will do the job and you`ll have it every time you need it.

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Re: Tire removal

Post by WingAdmin » Tue May 28, 2013 12:49 pm

tunaboy wrote:Is there an easy way for a DYI guy to get old tires off the rim and new back on? I can get the wheels off but most local shops won't touch them. They want the higher price for the tire and the $90 per hour to pull the wheels off, do the old tire removal and install of the new and bolt everything back together. Really jacks the price up tremendously.
Tuna
Sure thing. It's not an easy job, and certainly not something you want to undertake on a hot day, but I've done it many times. Read about it here: How to remove and remount your tires



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