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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Rear tyre change advice... NOW!

hI GUYS,

Just got home.. puncture 4 miles from home.. wobbled back here. Have a ok tyre in loft.. need to change now...

Any advice welcomed.. aint got a tyre fitting machine!

Or anyone in London got a spare rear GSXR wheel I can borrow tonight? I'll ome fetch it!

Cheers!!  

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smoto5

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smoto5 says:

How bad is it now?

is tyre wrecked? can iot be plugged/ without a bead breaker either on a machine or a basic hand operated one you'll struggle to get tyre off edge of rim and into middle area of rim, and you'll need a compressor/garage airline to pop new tyre up onto edge again.


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paulderekjohnson

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Advice

In what respect?.

Removing/replacing the wheel,or the actual tyre change?

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750FLYER

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750FLYER says:

Actual..

tyre change... aFTER chat with mate seems impossible with no propwer tools!!

FUCK... 5am start for work and car suspension fucked too... so i'm fucked eh?

Chhers tho boys

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preunit

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preunit says:

Dude watch the

the stranglers vid i posted on Mrs H's happy mondays thread that'll sort ya :wink::laugh:

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davidstowe358

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tyre

come to me with the wheel and spare tyre and ill fit it and balance it for ya


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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Breaking tyre bead

'you'll struggle to get tyre off edge of rim and into middle area of rim'

 

Can be done with a spade.:winkie:.. put square edge of spade on the bead and push down hard with your boot ..(as if you were digging into soil) sometimes you have to jump on the spade...but it works.:winkie:    

 

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paulderekjohnson

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Not impossible

The tricky part is breaking the bead.

First option,with help. Place the wheel level with the floor,steady the bike but lean the sidestand into the rim of the tyre to break the bead. Or better still,use a friends bike to achieve this.

Second option (only if you have a wooden beam or such like).  Lay wheel flat as above,anchor a long beam under a tow bar,bottom sill of a car etc,then use a shorter block in between the beam and the tyre rim.  Use the fulcrum of the pivot point to gain advantage when pulling down on the beam.

Third option,lay wheel flat and place something like a scaffold plank or similar end on right up to the tyre rim. Hold both items steady,then slowly drive a car wheel up the plank.

4th option,a bench vice.

When refitting the tyre to the rim,use either soapy water,or dry talcum powder to aid the bead seating correctly when inflating.

If you are inflating the tyre without the use of a high pressure airline,unscrew the valve core before you start.  A good footpump will seat the tyre on the bead,providing the bead is either very well lubed with soapy water,or if fitting it dry,use plenty of talc.

 

 

Edit:   Yep,and what Kam said. Forgot about that one.  :smile

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

it's a front one...

but same idea. Of course if you haven't got rim protectors and tyre levers you are still knacked.


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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

crap days

know how u feel..sold my range rover classic, then it snows, wife cant get in due to jacknifed lorry and  docks her a days pay, wnker..


and to top it all off, ima  stay at home dad, had two under two all day (had a crap day, youngest had stomach upset/screaming all day long and wife is miffed cos i turned off the tv..)..

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

in case you didn't get that

Flyer, IT'S A FRONT ONE !!  :mellow:

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