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Old 11-07-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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Re: Can anyone change my tires?

Here are the tire change instructions
Tire replacement instructions:
Caution: Performing tire replacement could create a dangerous condition for the rider if the tire is not mounted properly. Read the motorcycle service manual to get the proper instructions on wheel removal and installation. The service manual also has tire replacement procedures. If you still wish to use this guide do so at your own risk.
1 Remove wheel from motorcycle
2 Remove valve core with valve core removal tool
3. The tire bead breaker can be purchased from harborfreight.com ($40-60). Note: the brake discs are fragile and bend easy. Do not exert any force on the discs, they are expensive, ($200+ ea). Use 2X4 as a means to raise the wheel so that the discs do not contact the ground. Cover wood with a piece of carpet or equivalent. Carefully push tire bead from rim. Repeat on other side.
4 Lubricate tire beads both sides with soapy water. Dish washing soap in spray bottle
5 Place wheel on carpet covered 2X4 so that the discs are off the floor
6 Kneel down on the tire at the 6 o'clock position so that the tire is forced into the center of the rim. This step is important, as the tire is smaller on the inside diameter than the rim diameter. Therefore the tire needs to be in the center of the rim in order to give it room so that it can be slipped off the rim at the opposite side.
7 Place rim protectors (side panels from a Tropicana orange juice gallon container, do not use milk containers) between the rim and tire bead at the 11, 12 and 1 o'clock position
8 Stick the tire removal tools at the 11 and 12 o'clock position.
9 Push the 11 o'clock tire removal tool downward and the tire will go over the rim lip. If this step is too difficult you are doing it wrong, go back and read step 6.
10 Now that the first segment of the tire is over the rim lip press down on the second tire removal tool until another segment of the tire is forced over the rim lip.
11 Remove first lever and place it at the 1 o'clock position in between the tire and rim lip
12 By now, you should be able to pull one side of the tire off the rim lip. If not, use the tire removal tool and rim protector to expose another tire segment.
13 Use more lubrication on the tire bead still on the rim
14 Take 3 rim protectors (panels) and stack them one on top of each other.
15 Hold wheel and tire vertically and place stacked panels in between the tire bead and rim lip at the 12 o'clock position
16 Take the tire removal tool and place in between the tire and rim lip
17 Move (rotate) the tire removal tool so that the tire is forced off the rim lip.
18 Exert downward force on the tire segment that came off the wheel lip by placing your knee on the tire segment. Hold the rim with other hand as it will come out and hit the floor. If knee pressure is not adequate, use of rubber mallet may be necessary. Hit only the tire bead where it is just on the wheel rim lip.
If replacing the valve stem, follow steps 19-23 (note: this is used for metal stems only)
19 Remove valve stem by cutting off with razor with blade
20 Take rubber grommets off the metal valve stem and place the outside rubber grommet into the rim hole.
21 Place the valve stem onto the grommet.
22 Place the second grommet over the inside valve stem threads, followed by the washer and two nuts. Note: use a thread, locking compound such as Locktite on the nuts.
23 Tighten nuts securely
24 Start the installation of the new tire by looking at the tire rotation arrow and making sure that the arrow points in the proper direction of travel in relation to rim travel.
25 Apply lubricant to tire bead, both sides
26 Place tire on rim and start at the 6 o'clock position.
27 Push the tire by hand around the rim as far as possible
28 place rim protectors under the tire bead that could not be pushed on by hand.
29 Use tire irons to push the tire bead over the rim lip
30 Start the installation of the second tire bead at the 6 o'clock position and by use of hand force slide the tire bead as far as possible along the rim lip. Make sure that the tire bead at the 6o'clock position is in the center of the rim. Use knees to hold position of tire
31 Place rim protectors under the tire bead that could not be pushed on by hand.
32 Use tire irons to push the tire bead over the rim lip
33 Remove rim protectors and place wheel in upright position.
34 Inflate the tire. Caution: Keep fingers away from the tire bead and rim lip. Face wheel and tire so that the center of wheel (both sides) is facing away from you.
Make sure that both sides of the tire beads seat properly on the rim.

Balancing wheel and tire assembly instructions
The instructions listed below are for the Scudmans balancer but can still be used (somewhat) with a conventional balancer that uses 2 cones which are pushed into the bearings.
The seller of the balancing tools assumes no risk as to the usage of the balancing tools. The user of the balancing tool is responsible for their proper usage. Read all of the instructions carefully before attempting to use the balancing tools.
Note: This balancing tool must be used with some type of stand. The stand may be as simple as two CBS blocks, two chairs or two jack stands.
Note: Remove any wheel spacers on the outside of bearings as the balancing will be compromised.
1 Using a clean lint free rag to remove any dirt or grease from the wheel bearings
2 Remove any old wheel weights
3 Place the balance shaft through the wheel
4 Place one of the wheel balancing bearings on the balance shaft
5 Place the second wheel balancing bearing on the balancing shaft end opposite the other balancing bearing
6 Place the wheel with the balancing shaft and bearings on the stand of your choice (see above) so that the bearings rest on the stand.
7 Observe the wheel as the heavy part of the wheel will rotate to the 6 o'clock position
8 Cut off two segments of the wheel weights
9 Using duct tape, tape the two wheel weights opposite the heavy side of wheel at the 12 o'clock position
10 Slowly, rotate the wheel 90degrees and release the wheel. If the weights rotate to the bottom remove one of the weights and repeat step seven. If the wheel weights rotate to the 12 o'clock position add more weights until the wheel stops randomly. Since this tool is extremely sensitive perfect balance is difficult to achieve. Cutting of weights is permissible but anything less than 1/2 of a weight is generally not noticeable at legal speed limits.
11 Once the wheel stops at random points the wheel is assumed to be balanced
Note: If the wheel moves slowly it is probably better than any shop balancing your wheel ever had. However for you anal types keep slicing the weight and moving the weights until perfection is achieved.
12 Remove the taped weights
13 Clean the rim where the taped weights were located
14 Remove the tape from the weights and attach weights to the rim in the same spot that was used to achieve a balanced wheel
15 Install wheel and tire on bike following manufacturers’ installation instructions.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Re: How To Change Your Tires

You should just make a video!


Also, do you ever mention some tires have a yellow mark to indicate the lightest side of the tire? Didn't read all of the above post, and can't hear the video, I may have missed it. Also a note, I have had a wheel where the stem was not the heaviest point.

Awesome thread, people always asking on the boards. Once you've done a few, you realize how much money was wasted paying others to do it.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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Re: How To Change Your Tires

The yellow mark is not always yellow. Some are red and some tires have no mark. Some wheels are so far out of ballance that the tire location will not change the ballance of the tire wheel assembly. My ducati was like that. 11 weights at the same spot all the time. BTW the video was not rehearsed and it could have been better but for the most part does get the message across to a wide audience.
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Re: How To Change Your Tires

Just thought I'd mention it, I have been able to get some tires balanced without weights, just by rotating the tire, but the wheels were close to being balanced without the tire on (usually front wheels).

Again, great post, and from finding that video, seems like you have quite a few different videos, awesome!
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:08 PM   #5
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Re: How To Change Your Tires

yep. this man taught me howda change my tire all in my garage, i jus needed the tire iron you mention which i got @ cycle gear for 30 buxs.
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