A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims


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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by raven41951 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:39 pm



I was just trying to give some technical input. Washing with soap gets that soap into the crevices around the stem to add to its longevity. Using armorall or other treatment also helps. I can remember when almost everything was over engineered and lasted a lifetime. Our first washing machine went 20 years and I could fix it myself. now they only last 5-10 any calling a repairman costs more than buying a new one. Please don’t say call a repairwoman, I am using it generically. Yes, stem make up has changed. They have replaced natural rubber with sythetic and they have added planned obsolescence just like everyone else has. We all need to make a living and once a market is saturated the only thing you can do is sell your product to the same people.



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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by mweddy@gmail.com » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:34 am

I bought a set of straps using the Amazon link provided. Can't wait to give them a try. I've been using large C-clamps to push the beads in, but this looks like a much easier method.

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by Goldwing7777 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:39 am

raven41951 wrote: Yes, stem make up has changed. They have replaced natural rubber with synthetic and they have added planned obsolescence just like everyone else has.
That explains the entire situation. Thanks.

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by wingpilot08 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:21 am

Just used this method of mounting on the front rim. Put on a BT45. Took about 6 min to get the tire on the rim!
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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by Old Butt » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:37 pm

Cool trick. What kind of straps are those?

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 pm

Old Butt wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Cool trick. What kind of straps are those?
They look just like mine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9KBNOT/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... ingdocs-20

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by wingpilot08 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:15 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Old Butt wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Cool trick. What kind of straps are those?
They look just like mine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9KBNOT/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... ingdocs-20
yepper...that was them!! :D
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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by hebert3007 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:32 am

What stops you from bending rotors wen you brake the tire bead down? Wen I take my tires of I use two pieces of 4x4 rest the tire on just to make shore not to put any side pressure on my rotors just asking. In my Area $40.00 to have new tire put on

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:29 pm

hebert3007 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:32 am
What stops you from bending rotors wen you brake the tire bead down? Wen I take my tires of I use two pieces of 4x4 rest the tire on just to make shore not to put any side pressure on my rotors just asking. In my Area $40.00 to have new tire put on
That's exactly what I also do. Two 4x4's set apart so the brake rotor goes in between them.

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by POPPY'S WING » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:07 am

Have any of you done this job with TPMS SENSORS in the rim?

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by Macafly » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:34 pm

I used “c” clamps and a couple of blocks of wood to break the bead, and wanted to mention, there is normally a paint dot on the new tire to line up with the valve stem to minimize the balance weight needed. Good write up!

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by 2003Cobra » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:23 pm

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks! :D I've been replacing my tires and friends tires for years. I do have a tire machine from HF I have modified a few times to work better plus I have the No-mar tire mount and demount bar which is a big help. Much easier then using tire irons and spoons. But the straps are a new idea and one I will probably try my next tire change.

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Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Post by keithireland » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:53 am

Goldwing7777 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Never known one fail.
I've been involved with very fast cars/ordinary cars/motorcycles for 50+ years and we never used to change them with the modern frequency. Don't recall vehicles flying off the road with 'valve stem failure' - but maybe people like Schrader [who seemed to have virtually a monopoly] used decent rubber and vulcanisation to the brass body in those days..
I had one fail at 75 mph on I-75 with my wife on back. I was riding a Yamaha Roadstar with a Motortrike kit. The valve stem popped off like a champagne cork and I lost the ability to effectively steer the trike. I am thankful I was on a trike and not 2-wheeling at the time. I managed to keep from going down the embankment and ended up just off the breakdown lane in the grass. When I changed out the tire at home the remaining piece of the stem was still in the rim, dry rotted from being in there through too many tire changes. I feel very lucky as I had never really given thought to replacing a stem if it wasn't leaking at the time. The dry rot issue never occurred to me even though I have been reading the forums for years. I totally agree its definitely worth a couple bucks to replace it proactively than risk that again. I also went to using the metal stems to help eliminate the possibility.

Just my opinion....not wanting to step on toes just telling my story. I have been riding for 40+ years both on and off road. Don't ever recall anyone I know having a stem issue like that while riding but doesn't mean it can't happen, lol.

Just my 2 cents, take it for what its worth to you. Keep the shiny side up!! :)



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