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Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Pbassred » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:06 pm

Well, I COULD go to my local bike shop by they tend to make a meal of these things. Plus I didn't buy the tyre from them ( they made a mess of that last time too.) My local car place won't touch bikes. Are they all like that? I can take the wheel off myself. Where could I take it other than another bike mechanic? I didn't think it was going to be an issue!
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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:09 pm

Our local garage does bikes and cars, including tyres. Are on you on a local Facebook motorcycle group? They'll know the best places.
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Post by dynax » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:11 pm

Change it yourself, as long as you get the direction of rotation correct and put the dot in the right place all should be good :thumb:

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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Stu » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:13 pm

Find another local mechanic :thumb:
dynax wrote:
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Change it yourself, as long as you get the direction of rotation correct and put the dot in the right place all should be good :thumb:
have you done a bike tyre yet? :D
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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by dynax » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 pm

Stu wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:13 pm
Find another local mechanic :thumb:
dynax wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Change it yourself, as long as you get the direction of rotation correct and put the dot in the right place all should be good :thumb:
have you done a bike tyre yet? :D
No not yet, but the time will come when i will need to :thumb:

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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by skyrider » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:17 pm

i always take mine to a mate who is a bike mechanic :)
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Stu » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:18 pm

dynax wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Stu wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:13 pm
Find another local mechanic :thumb:
dynax wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:11 pm
Change it yourself, as long as you get the direction of rotation correct and put the dot in the right place all should be good :thumb:
have you done a bike tyre yet? :D
No not yet, but the time will come when i will need to :thumb:
I have changed many!

without the proper gear its a pain in the arse!

Breaking the bead is a nightmare and on tight tyres getting them off is a challenge

saying that I can now remove a tyre and fit a new valve and new tyre in around 5 mins :wink:




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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by dynax » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Bead breaking easy enough with a quick grip style hand clamp, decent tyre irons and a jig to hold the wheel in place :thumb:

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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Stu » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:21 pm

dynax wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:27 pm
Bead breaking easy enough with a quick grip style hand clamp, decent tyre irons and a jig to hold the wheel in place :thumb:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I have had to use a vice before to break some beads!

Wish they was all as easy as a hand clamp and a tyre iron!

This is what I use except for the bar as that one damages rims and mine doesn't

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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by dynax » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:27 pm

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Post by Stu » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:47 pm

@dynax are the ear defenders for when the missus starts shouting at you :lol:
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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Bianco2564 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:31 pm

I tried to change the tyres on the scooter a couple of weeks ago, not a hope.
Tried breaking the bead with a big vice without success.
So stopped wasting time and went to a local car tyre place where they changed both tyres, balance and disposal of the old ones for £30.

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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:03 pm

I did it once using bent bits of metal and much swearing. Never again. I'm happy to let our local workshop earn their daily crust. I'd never change enough tyres to warrant buying the right kit.
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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by Mr Fro » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:15 pm

It's handy to be able to change your own tyres but it can be a right pain in the buttocks - especially breaking the bead and buggering about with levers.

I'd look for a tyre specialist (or main dealer of you're feeling flush) if you don't have a good bike place near by. I took a wheel to a car place once and they took a chunk out of it.

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Re: Tyre swap - Where?

Post by James in Brum » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:17 pm

What does breaking the bead mean?

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