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jonr
Member
posted March 11, 2004 04:17 PM
THEY FORGOT SOAP PUTTING ON IS EASER THAN OFF
LAY THE RIM DOWN SO THAT THE SMALL RADIOUS IS TWARD THE TOP

TO PUT ON LAY THE TIRE DOWM ON THE RIM NIEL ON ONS SIDE SO THAT IT GOES OVER THE RIM THEN START WALKING IT ARROUND WITH THE SPOONS THEN PROCEED TO THE TOP BEAD AND DO THE SAME

TO REMOVE BREAKE THE BEAD DOWN BOTH SIDES FIND THE SMALL RADIOUS AND WALK THE BEAD OFF THE RIM THE LAST SIDE STAND THE TIRE UP WITH THE RIM AWAY FROM YOU AND PRY IT OUT AND TAKE A HAMMER AND START BEATING ON THE SIDE WALLS UNTIL THEY COME APPART

DON'T FORGET SOAP SOAP SOAP SOAP

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dirtbuster
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posted March 11, 2004 04:43 PM
Soap will work but tire grease is better. The soap can dry the rubber out and weaken it.


joetaylor
Member
posted March 11, 2004 04:57 PM
GREASE WILL ALLOW THE TIRE TO ROTATE ON THE RIM UNDER RACING APPLICATIONS

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racer17j
Member
posted March 11, 2004 05:14 PM
joe is right use water based lube oil based will not evaporate and keeps the tire from geting a good seat on the bead we learned that in go karts kept thinking it was our clutch slipping off the corners but it was the tires spinning on the wheel. i mounted my own tires before i never run without tubes and it makes for a real challange to mount a new tire with a spoon and not pinch the tube i'd spend the money to save the time anyday luckily i have a buddy with a tire machine so i can do my own anytime


Dixon
Member
posted March 11, 2004 05:20 PM
The best way to learn is to have somebody show you. You may have to swallow a little pride, but it might save you a finger or two...


jonr
Member
posted March 11, 2004 05:45 PM
if you go to tire store they will be able to order them for you

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eaton89
Member
posted March 11, 2004 06:04 PM
I bought a manuel tire machine from harbor freight for $50. Bolted it down and I do all my own tires. Dont have to wait for the right time for a friend or fork out $8 for dismount and $8 for a remount. They can be a little hard to get the bead broke down sometimes but other than that I can do it allmost as fast as a shop can, faster if you count the time it takes to find your buddy and drive over to have him do it. It is not hard. Havent pinched a tube yet. I've seen tire shops tear up tire trying to get them on and off when using a high offset rim( like a 2") because they didnt turn the rim over and do it backwards. If I do that I just want to chew my own *** .


joetaylor
Member
posted March 11, 2004 06:27 PM
I TOREUP A SET OF 16.5 10 PLY TIRES ON MY DADS TRUCK WE HE FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS ME AND DIDN'T SAY A WORD HE WENT AND BOUGHT A NEW SET OF TIRES PUT THEM IN THE SHOP HANDED MY THE TOOLS AND SAID CHANGE THEM IT TAUGHT ME TWO THINGS THAT WEEKEND (1) DON'T TEAR YOUR DADS TRUCK (2) HOW TO CHANGE TIRES BY HAND

I BOUGHT MY OWN TIRE MACHINE 10 YEARS AGO AND STILL DO ALOT OF THE RACE TIRES BY HAND WHEN IT COMES TO THE TUBES

racerguy500
Member
posted March 11, 2004 08:59 PM
If you are running tubeless tires when you take it off the rim start at the valve stem. When you mount it back on end at the valve stem. That will keep you from ripping them off, but when you break any tire down you will see one side has a step on the inner rim and one side is tapered, ALWAYS work from the step side and take small bites. Once you do a few you will learn it and see it, been doing all our own for 15 years or more. Pretty good at it now, lol. Good luck.


tech355
Member
posted March 12, 2004 12:08 AM
also before you put the tube in air it up to make sure you are putting it in right let the air out and then put it in. after it is in air it up until it is beaded and then let the air back out to get the wrinkles out. THis will ensure that all the wrinkles are out and you will not be as likly to pinch it. later Bobby


UNVRNO
Member
posted March 13, 2004 09:16 AM
I have some spare tires laying around that i might try and mount today. But i am curious to know whats the best way to break the bead?? thanks


jonr
Member
posted March 14, 2004 07:18 PM
poor man way dawn dish soap

or tiremounting lube found @ any tirs store

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widebody
Member
posted March 15, 2004 08:11 AM
the harbor freight manual changer works great for the price. Ive changed a ton of tires on mine. 11" hoosiers. 7" tires are a breeze. use some soap and water. As far as bolting it to the floor,
2 things: toss that little x frame that bolt to the bottom, of the changer, bolt the 4 bolt flang directly to the floor. Use those wedge studs, and when you dont need it unbolt it from the floor, and the base is only 1" off the floor. Just drill a piece of wood to sit over it when your not using it. And in place of the little x frame thing that has the rim lip to hold the rim. just drop a 2x4 on the ground and it will hold the rim just fine.
2; bolt it to the bed of your trailer.
The only bad thing is if a tires been on the rim for a LONG while like over the winter, it is a bear to get broken off the bead, sprey some wd-40 around the bead to help soften it, and just work it a bit and itll go... It aint no coats machine or a rim clamp but for the price it works just great, and it truely is portable...
widebody.


b4racing
Member
posted March 15, 2004 08:29 PM
the stuff you want to get is called murphese mix it 50-50 with water. Also wd 40 works but when it will not we use a small cap full of gas just make sure not to get it in your eyes. also make sure to wipe down your rims aroun the bead and even clean them with a wire brush if they have any build up on them at all. Later Bobby


odb93
Member
posted March 18, 2004 06:42 AM
We have used brake cleaner to set the bead on a tire w/out a tube. Works as well as starting fluid.


champ
Member
posted March 18, 2004 10:53 AM
I have one of those kerosene heaters, it looks like a jet engine!! I mount the tire on the wheel and stand it up in front of the heater for about 10 minutes. (let it get really hot), take the bleeder valve out so it shoots ALOT of air in, and they bead right up for me everytime. No soap or grease. The wheel gets pretty hot so use gloves.


jonr
Member
posted March 18, 2004 08:06 PM
Thanks for the help. Using a bead breaker and some tire spoons, it was a breeze.


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