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Old 05-23-2013, 01:07 PM   #35716
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This is my buddy's salute to tire changing.............






And here is an inventive bead breaking device................


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Old 05-23-2013, 01:29 PM   #35717
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I'd still get a few more thou out of that rear. you're not using all the rubber up yet.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:33 PM   #35718
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Best $20 ever spent.

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Old 05-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #35719
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Will that handle a 21", the literature says the max size is 18"...?
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #35720
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Have I got a deal for you
Do tell.

I wear em till I make contact in between the knobs
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:36 PM   #35721
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Really? A car ramp and a truck? My heel usually works pretty well on off road rims. You should try changing tubeless street tires. Those are the ones with hard to break beads.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #35722
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Which wheel weights you guys prefer. The type that clip to your spokes or stick to your rim?

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #35723
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The kind you put in the tube.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:33 PM   #35724
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Really? A car ramp and a truck? My heel usually works pretty well on off road rims. You should try changing tubeless street tires. Those are the ones with hard to break beads.
My experience with motorcycles tires is that it's all technique, I once had an Argentinian tire guy patch a puncture on my bike using a piece of metal from the ground, he didn't even remove the wheel from the bike...
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:03 PM   #35725
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You can always run dual rim locks too they balance themselves out. Just use the lite locks.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:47 AM   #35726
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Will that handle a 21", the literature says the max size is 18"...?
Yes..just depends on where you pout wheel on jig.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:24 AM   #35727
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You can always run dual rim locks too they balance themselves out. Just use the lite locks.
Which size rim locks should be used for the rear wheel?

  • 1.40"
  • 1.60"
  • 2.15"

And . . . the price is each, so I'll need two for the rear wheel if I don't want to add weights for balancing?

Are locks important for the front?

(I'm at work and need to finish placing my order but I can't measure my tire)

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #35728
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Same here. Not sure what the answer is. Maybe a video camera, some antifreeze, and parking lot burnouts.
Don't tell anyone, but this used to be a favorite pasttime of mine and my friends when we were kids. We all attended Santa Fe, New Mexico high school which was built on a big hill outside of town and had a "campus" layout, many different buildings connected by wide sidewalks, stairs, etc. Several times we rode over there at night on our MXers with a couple gallons of bleach, soaked the tires, and did hot laps around the campus sidewalks. We'd air the tires up pretty tight to lower traction and the bleach softens the rubber; you could leave huge knobby powerslide tracks, skid marks, burn-outs, cool acceleration tracks of squiggly knobby tracks, etc. The coolest parts were you could tell how much air you got over the humps and calculate air time and distance from using the stairs as ramps . The next day we'd go to class and everyone would be talking about what hooligans had done all that . I was simultaneously proud of our work and embarrassed at our idiocy. Looking back ~40 years I see that the embarrassment has faded some .

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:16 AM   #35729
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I ran dual rim locks on my KLX and I still needed weights to balance the tires. I'm running one Motion Pro lite lock on each wheel on the WR now. I use the stick-on weights on the rear and spoke weights on the front. I would run the stick-on weights on the front too, but there's no room for them. I am trying out the reusable kind that clamps on with a set screw.

I put Dyna Beads in the tubes on my KLR and they seem to work fine, but I didn't want to run them on a bike with rim locks because of the sheer volume needed to balance out the rim lock.

YRMV as they say.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:45 AM   #35730
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Think I have found my next bike...
Yamaha WR powered Gas Gas EC250F Six Days & EC300F..
now these should be nice bikes.... Both come road kitted..

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Gas Gas EC300F
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