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    Noob! Deguello's Avatar
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    Anybody change their own tyres?

    Hi,

    If so what kit do you use? I have been internet researching but some real world reviews would be appreciated. I was looking at The Abba kit (comprises a bead breaker, wheel balancing stand, tyre levers and rim protectors), but I have also seen devices that look like more traditional tyre changing stand/ station.

    What do you use and how do you rate it?

    Thx
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    I use zip ties and a Harbor Freight bead breaker.

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    Thanks, I just found out about the zip tie method. I'll give it a go!

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    No Mar for the win.


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    I change tyre just with tyre irons. bead breaking can be a hassle, but usually it's usually possible with a pointy shovel. (if you don't need to save or remount the tyre again. )

    the only problem is the bead breaking, so any tool that helps with that is the most help.

    race tyres are usually easier to change. Touring tyres are the hardest as they have so much steel and are stiff.

    speed triple rims are quite good rims for changing tyres, the bead areas are not excessive and the center groove is big. Most trouble I had had is with GS1200 spoked tyres. the edge is fat because of the spokes, and the bead groove is super deep. Very hard to change by your self.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaket View Post
    I change tyre just with tyre irons. bead breaking can be a hassle, but usually it's usually possible with a pointy shovel.
    Have you tried the trick with your car and a screw jack? I've only done it with dual sport tires, but it worked like a champ.
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    yes I tried car jack and big plywood, tied that with strap. it worked when nothing else did. But it tried that same method to car tyre and nothing. So I don't mess with car tyres, they are just made for machine change.
    http://corecatcher.wordpress.com/ <-- all my Triumph maintenance articles are here.

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    Yup, I switched to these a few years back Motion Pro 08-0536 BeadPro Tire Bead Breaker Lever .. they work very well, it can take a bit of time to break the bead with them but they have always managed.

 

 

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