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Poolside 01-07-2008 05:42 AM

Mount a Motorcycle Tire Without Using Tools
 
<BR>Companion tire dismount thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299856


http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4100.jpg

No tire irons. Amaze your friends. Do the job with lashing straps.





http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4082.jpg

8 straps are needed. 99 cents each at Harbor Freight.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4083.jpg

Strap the tire so the beads are touching.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4086.jpg

Place the tire onto the wheel. Notice the gap between the bead and wheel at the 6 o'clock position.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4087.jpg

First thing to do is push the bead against the wheel at the 6 o'clock position.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4089.jpg

Push the tire over the wheel lip with hand pressure. Push just ahead of where the bead crosses the wheel lip.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4090.jpg

Halfway on.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4091.jpg

Two-thirds.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4093.jpg

Three-quarters.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4094.jpg

Hey... Have you noticed? No tire lube.



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4095.jpg

One last push and...



http://www.motofab.com/images/repair...s/img_4096.jpg

Pretty cool eh? No tire irons. Only your hands.


Companion tire dismount thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299856

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Wanderer99 01-07-2008 06:39 AM

tire
 
Awsum you the man !!! I have to try that.:clap

BSK 01-07-2008 06:55 AM

nice one!

JimVonBaden 01-07-2008 08:44 AM

Pretty cool, and with some lube you wont risk abraiding the rim surface, and it might be even easier. :thumb

Jim :brow

PS I suspect getting those straps tight was a bit of work, right?

BigX 01-07-2008 08:46 AM

You are a rocket scientist!!! :super

2wheelsrbest 01-07-2008 08:55 AM

I've got a couple straps. I think I will try that with one section of tire and see about finishing the job with tire irons--a combined effort.

I also wonder about slipping a strap or two in/under/around a tire that is coming off? That should help, too.

This reminds me I need to make a valve fishing tool as well. Always have a terrible time getting tube's valve to come through hole when installing new tire on KLR.

Laromonster 01-07-2008 02:24 PM

Absolutely brilliant!! :clap
Reckon it would work with a tubed tire as well if you start with the valve first

*Gravy* 01-07-2008 02:29 PM

Anybody want to buy a slightly used harbor freight tire changer:lol3

:clap Bravo my friend!

I will be trying this. Let me add one question - after this process are you lying in a heap of your own sweat and blood or is it as easy as it looks?

mark1305 01-07-2008 02:47 PM

Holy snikeys! That's too cool!

Now, how do you get it off with just the straps? :evil

E900Vadar 01-07-2008 02:52 PM

I second That!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mark1305
Holy snikeys! That's too cool!

Now, how do you get it off with just the straps? :evil

How do you unleash the beasty?

Thnx Cheers

GSWayne 01-07-2008 04:21 PM

I wonder if tywraps would work as good as the nylon straps?

Mr. Magoo 01-07-2008 04:25 PM

Thanks!

espacef1fan 01-07-2008 04:32 PM

Man ...I wonder if that would work ok with a tube type tire.
tube/tire changes SUCK!!!!

If you cant tell I just learned how to change dirtbike tires....lol

2wheelsrbest 01-07-2008 05:13 PM

I have not tried, but I, too, am excited at the prospect of giving this a whirl. I would think that once bead is broken, you may be able to fish straps around a flatted tire and do same in reverse. May not be faster than using tire irons, but could offern an option. Still, which is more of a pain to lug around, 3 tire irons or 8 straps?

Tie wraps could work, too. They would only have to hold the tire pinched, not necessarily pull it closed (you could stand on it, etc.)

I will mention it here, as it falls into the same "crafty/McGuyver/outsidethebox" mindset--Someone here mentioned breaking the bead of a flatted tire loose with another bike's sidestand. Both of these tricks may save me considerable grief in the future. :evil

slide 01-07-2008 05:22 PM

Absolutely brilliant. If there were some sort of award for tech excellence, I'd nominate you. I just gotta try this one.


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