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Old 01-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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Laugh Hacksaw Tire Dismount!


If your tire are used up and you are changing them, here's another way to dismount them.
And no, I don't own a KLR . . . yet

The fine tooth blade cuts through the steel belts in about 10 seconds each. Cuts through a non steel belted tire carcass also in about 10 seconds.

This thread is a companion to http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299597



Use a fine tooth blade, 32 Tooth Per Inch or better. It's surprising how quickly the blade cuts through.








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Old 01-07-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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Also 32tpi
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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I didn't have a 32tpi blade for my reciprocating saw, otherwise...


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Old 01-07-2008, 09:30 PM   #4
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I tried that once, but ran into issues cutting near the rim. It got in the way. Did you do that on, ot off, the rim?

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Old 01-07-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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I tried that once, but ran into issues cutting near the rim.
Try it again man. Protect the wheel with a short piece of wood moulding.


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Old 01-07-2008, 09:39 PM   #6
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Try it again man. Protect the wheel with a short piece of wood moulding.

I will, actually my mid 80's XT 200 needs tires. Combine removal like that, and straps to reinstall a new tube tire and it should be golden!

I hate tube tires!

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Old 01-15-2008, 07:43 AM   #7
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if you want more control, and to cut out cute shapes into the tire use a dremel with the light switch or wall socket adapter\cutter. If it's cordless it's even easier. Similair tools include the rotozip and other small rotary tools.

I have never done it myself, but the theory is sound. Just make sure you use carbide or some other stronger bit instead of the one designed to cut drywall or sheetrock.
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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if you want more control, and to cut out cute shapes into the tire use a dremel with the light switch or wall socket adapter\cutter. If it's cordless it's even easier. Similair tools include the rotozip and other small rotary tools.

I have never done it myself, but the theory is sound. Just make sure you use carbide or some other stronger bit instead of the one designed to cut drywall or sheetrock.
I have cut elastomer with a roto-zip. The risk of the cutter grabbing and binding in the rubber, and winding up tire cord and steel wire, is substantial.

The cutter heats up and melts the rubber, and the tool leaves your hand. Things go pear-shaped in hurry with a high power roto-zip. My fingers were spared that time.

Maybe try it yourself with a two-flute high-pitch bit in a 1/4HP tool. Reduce the risk for the experiment.


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Old 01-15-2008, 01:38 PM   #9
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Kind of along the same lines, I cut old tires onto 4 pieces so they will fit in the trash (FWIW I called my trash hauler and that was their suggestion).

I have tried using a recip saw with a metal-cutting blade. The problem with that is the tire flexes too much and moves with the blade. I have tried clamping it in a vise, using c-clamps, it's just a pain. The blade will zip right through all but the steel belt at the rim, I use a set of bolt cutters for that.

A plain old hacksaw works fine. The easiest thing is a metal-cutting bandsaw.
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Has anybody tried using a cutting torch and then welding the rim back together?
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:40 PM   #11
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I've done it with a jig saw - metal blade .. forget the tpi.. took for ever to go through the bead .. think the wires were vibrating in the rubber rather than being cut .. metal fatigue set in and it ended as I intended - tyre in bin. Will try the hacksaw next time
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I've done it with a jig saw - metal blade .. forget the tpi.. took for ever to go through the bead .. think the wires were vibrating in the rubber rather than being cut .. metal fatigue set in and it ended as I intended - tyre in bin. Will try the hacksaw next time
I am surprised how often I will kill myself trying to do something with a power tool that I could have actually done easier by hand.
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Has anybody tried using a cutting torch and then welding the rim back together?
...nice. I actually prefer unscrewing the valve stem and using the torch to fill the tire with oxy/acetelyne, then I jam a lit non-filter cig in the stem and walk away. Since the tires explode outward the rim is spared. Mount the new tire while the rim is still warm.
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:02 AM   #15
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I used an angle grinder to cut a section out of an aircraft tyre once. They have some really heavy duty wire rope around the bead.



It didn't take long at all ....


..before the smoke detectors went off and the fire service turned up.
Not my best idea .

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