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Old 01-08-2008, 11:56 AM   #31
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That is fantastic....

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Old 01-08-2008, 04:33 PM   #32
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Mount a Motorcycle Tire Without Using Tools??

Thought you said no tools? Sorry, but I see 8
10 if you count the skids


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Old 01-09-2008, 10:58 AM   #33
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Nice!! Very nice!! A couple of free straps from you local BMW dealer ought to work also. I wonder if this trick applies to GS rims also ???
I just spooned new tires on 2 days ago with relative ease.... , but this strap trick is definitely added to my arsenal of tire mounting options .
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:50 PM   #34
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Great idea
I'm going to try this one for sure. I've pinced so many damn tubes it insn't even funny anymore.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:02 PM   #35
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Great idea
I'm going to try this one for sure. I've pinced so many damn tubes it insn't even funny anymore.
Thanks Rob. I was thinking about that. Maybe tuck the tube stem inside the tire, and fish it through the wheel opening after. Or maybe that is even necessary.

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Old 01-10-2008, 07:52 AM   #36
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Hey, can I ask those guys here who like me are fascinated with this technique to post their results (if they do try) here?

All my tires are in good shape so I"m not a candidate to try it anytime soon, but gee, I sure would like this to work for me. Tire changes are my bete noir of bike wrenching.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:23 PM   #37
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Neat idea Jim,

but the R1200S crowd will never go for it... heh heh.... tom
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #38
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but the R1200S crowd will never go for it... heh heh.... tom
I'm sure that's true Wait'll they see the 'no tools' tire balancer I'm cooking up.


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Old 01-11-2008, 08:54 PM   #39
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Cool, bet ya duct tape will work!
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:59 AM   #40
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I'm unclear (not unusual) how this will work for a tube-type knobby with a rimlock...can somebody edumacate me?

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I can see using a tube with that handy little cable/handle deal that pulls the valve stem through. Easy enough. But then you are left with the rim lock.

I'm with you.... Patiently waiting for a cure....
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:48 PM   #41
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That's pretty freaking cool!!!!

I have a set of PR2's I'll be mounting up in the next 3 weeks. I'm going to try it on my R1200ST.

I won't try the demount as I keep the tires for emergency spares. I'll take pics.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:36 PM   #42
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Very Cool!!!!

but... Not all rims are created equal...

I would test it with your preferred tire and rim before depending on this working smoothly in the field.

I guess this is an interesting exercise and all (in the shop spoons and Windex is faster)... but the point to me is it really illustrates the relationship of the bead to the rim -- don't pit them against each other! You see most from the strap technique that the tire doesn't need a ton of leverage to get mounted if you don't fight with the bead!!
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:45 PM   #43
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... but the point to me is it really illustrates the relationship of the bead to the rim -- don't pit them against each other! You see most from the strap technique that the tire doesn't need a ton of leverage to get mounted if you don't fight with the bead!!
Exactamundo!



And thanks again for the kudos fellas.

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Old 01-14-2008, 03:16 PM   #44
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Poolside, I figured out your trick.

17" Ninja rim and 18" TOURANCE....

I love innovative thinking like this.


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I can see using a tube with that handy little cable/handle deal that pulls the valve stem through. Easy enough. But then you are left with the rim lock.

I'm with you.... Patiently waiting for a cure....
What is this "cable/handle deal" that you speak of?
Does it thread into the INSIDE of the valve stem, and then out through the vavlve stem hole in the rim? Seems like that would work well.
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #45
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love strap idea!



this guy makes changing tire look very easy.

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