Changing tire on gl1800


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rmoss
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Changing tire on gl1800

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Well I feel like a dummy I just bought a harbor fright tire changer with a M/C tire changer .
Then today a little light went on in my head.pretty rare for me lately. :lol: :lol:
Anyway I just remembered that there is no through hole in the rear rim so how do I mount the rear tire on it for changing.
My dealers up here are charging $35 a tire to change and I seem to be going through a set of tires every yr. I also have a bushtec trailer which seem to eat tires as well.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob


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Re: Changing tire on gl1800

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There is the same size hole in the rear wheel as there is in the front wheel, just no bearings.
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rmoss
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Re: Changing tire on gl1800

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Thanks Mike.
I guess there must be a cap over the hole as I don't remember seeing a hole.
I guess I better have a better look.
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Re: Changing tire on gl1800

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Yes, there is a plastic cap filling the hole.


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