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Old 01-07-2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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Thumb Mount a Motorcycle Tire Without Using Tools


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




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







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





Strap the tire so the beads are touching.





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





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





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





Halfway on.





Two-thirds.





Three-quarters.





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





One last push and...





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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Old 01-07-2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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Awsum you the man !!! I have to try that.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:55 AM   #3
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:44 AM   #4
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Pretty cool, and with some lube you wont risk abraiding the rim surface, and it might be even easier.

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PS I suspect getting those straps tight was a bit of work, right?
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:46 AM   #5
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:22 PM   #6
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Wink no tool mounting

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Awsum you the man !!! I have to try that.
But now i want to see you get AIR in it
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #7
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Who runs a tourance on a Ninja?
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #8
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Who runs a tourance on a Ninja?
Heh heh, I was wondering when you were going to catch that

The Kawi wheel is an old beater, victim of many rolling burnout-till-flats. But the DOT bead profile is as good as gold.


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Old 01-07-2008, 08:37 PM   #9
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Nice work Jim, looks like that would be an excellent field fix, especially for the damned tube tires.

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Old 03-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #10
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But now i want to see you get AIR in it
Reminds me of a funny story my dad told me. He went fishing on a canal in Liverpool and had to park his car in a seedy side street so he took his Alsatian dog with him. When he parked and started to walk away with his fishing tackle three scruffy kids came up and said "we'll watch your car for you Mr. for a few shillings." Dad replied, "Don't need watching, got my Alsatian in there." As he got farther away one of the kids shouted, "Hey Mr. can your dog inflate tires!"
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #11
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By the time you setup 8 straps and dance on the bead, those of us with the right tools and technique are already heading down the road.

I appreciate the ingenuity, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:16 PM   #12
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Didn't see this thread until now. Fantastic idea Poolside, thanks for sharing. I gotta tire to change in another thousand or so and will try this and your hacksaw removal ideas out.

Here's another option that I just came up with to pinch the beads together. I usually carry this 20' strip of 3mm climbing cord on camping trips for tarps, strapping luggage, etc. with a few Figure 9's for ease of adjusting/tightening, all together about the volume of 2 golf balls.

Pretty quick & easy to set up by pinching the tire between your knees while both hands are free to wrap/tighten the cord. You can easily take up any remaining slack by kneeling on the tire and jamming a rock or something at alternate positions around the tire (see multi-tool for example). Not sure how easily the cord will pull out of the tire though, but if you work it from both ends, you'll have to unwrap 10' x 2.




PS.... don't forget about the penny-tech bead breaker to complete the tire changing kit. Clicky
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #13
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By the time you setup 8 straps and dance on the bead, those of us with the right tools and technique are already heading down the road.

I appreciate the ingenuity, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Poolmans approach would be of great help away from home, when the tools aren't available. And practice before hand is way better (under 'controlled' conditions) since it can only help when you're stuck in the middle of who knows where so the process won't be 'all new'.

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Old 03-26-2009, 08:27 PM   #14
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By the time you setup 8 straps and dance on the bead, those of us with the right tools and technique are already heading down the road.

I appreciate the ingenuity, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

+1. Nice thinking, but doing dozens of tires every day has made me pretty damned quick at it.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:55 AM   #15
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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.
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