Tire Change Issues?

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Tire Change Issues?

Post by rabbott5 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:39 pm

I'll be changing tires on my 2008 this winter. I have always changed my own tires on my bikes before. I have a Harbor Freight tire changer with m/c adapter. I use a NoMar bar and lube as well as several spoons and blocks. I have watched a few videos on Goldwing tire changes and they all talk about how difficult changing tires is, due to the stiff sidewall. What can I expect?

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Re: Tire Change Issues?

Post by Len » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:10 pm

Use lots of lube and warm the tire in the sun. I use a MoJo bar and the same HF stand. After your first time, it shouldn't be too dificult.

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Re: Tire Change Issues?

Post by eddard49 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:33 am

yes, your first change will be a challenge. Use wood blocks to keep the opposite tire bead positioned in the wheel drop center and use a good lube. If you start getting frustrated, walk away and come back later.

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