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Old 08-24-2004, 11:52 AM   #16
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:02 PM   #17
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Pffft...

No swearing, No pinch flats, no busted knuckles?

That not changing a tire.

Thanks for taking the time and the pictures.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:21 PM   #18
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Thanks Ned.
I'm gonna go out in the garage tomorrow and give it a try.

You think those Motion Pro tire irons are the way to go? Do you use those same ones out on the trail or the smaller (8"?) ones?
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:22 PM   #19
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Nerudo You don't Only ride like a MadMan

but you are a person of incredible talent..

I thank you for taking your time in making this exelent compendium of tricks and advice..

Note:I think the sandals are a exelent touch since they show how little force you need if you are changing the tyres the "right" way

NOTE II: i will love to see you riding the GS they way you ride the XR that for sure will be something to see
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:13 PM   #20
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Meant to say something about that.

I really like the bend of the Motion Pros- the length isn't really important, but the subtle shape of the ends is nice.

I use short little 'uns out on the trail. Except, I've never had to. (looking for wood to knock).

KM: Let me know if there is anything that is unclear when you go through the process, and I can try to document it better. My intent was to make something worth saving as a reference- it's not there yet, but with some input from folks, I think it could be. So, don't be shy.



PS: both of Ant's tips are good 'uns. Except that he shouldn't be posting here when his Alaska trip report is more important

PSS: If I asked my GF to wear stilleto heels and a short skirt for a tire changing photo shoot that I was doing for a bunch of weird old guys on the internet, I think the report would never have happened. You see, it's hard to change tires with two broken legs and eyes swollen shut...


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Thanks Ned.
I'm gonna go out in the garage tomorrow and give it a try.

You think those Motion Pro tire irons are the way to go? Do you use those same ones out on the trail or the smaller (8"?) ones?
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:03 PM   #21
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PSS: If I asked my GF to wear stilleto heels and a short skirt for a tire changing photo shoot that I was doing for a bunch of weird old guys on the internet, I think the report would never have happened. You see, it's hard to change tires with two broken legs and eyes swollen shut...
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Old 08-24-2004, 04:01 PM   #22
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I'm sorta notorious for changing my tires at the track before supermoto races. My preferred workstand is a milk crate on the tailgate of a truck. The milk crate won't damage the rim, brakes, or spokes and the tailgate puts everything at a comfortable level. I also use Ruglyde tire lube in a spray bottle for seating the beads on tires a few sizes bigger than the rim I'm using, but it also helps the tube go in and tire slip on a little easier. I have always used the crappy emergency 10" flat tire irons to change my tires... now that I don't know any better, trailside changes don't intimidate me but I figure it took me an extra hour to change both tires on my F650GS the first couple times I did it with the junky irons.

Great how-to, Neduro! Behold the power of the Intarweb!
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:00 PM   #23
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Eh? HD Inner Tubes!

The real challenge is muscling one of those in without puncturing it I still need the machine for those.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:09 AM   #24
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The real challenge is muscling one of those in without puncturing it I still need the machine for those.
HD tubes are easier, because they stay out of the way better with just a little bit of air.

Air it up so it's kinda limp and, dare I say it, flaccid? but has some degree of shape. Stuff it in the tire, and it will stay nicely out of the way, and the air will keep you from hitting it w/ a tire iron. Seriously. They are nicer to work with than light tubes.

The real challenge is Mousses, which is like installing the tire around a fully inflated HD tube. And even those aren't that bad- Buck in Flagstaff from this site can change those things in a few minutes flat. At least, we all hope so, given his trip to Poland in a few weeks...
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:52 AM   #25
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Ruglyde is the way to go!!!

I also use an old credit card or pieces of plastic milk carton between irons & rim to prevent further mucking up my rims.

Thanks for the photo's. Cheers
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:13 AM   #26
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Ruglyde is the way to go!!!
For what? I've never heard of the product... but am interested...
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:29 AM   #27
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For what? I've never heard of the product... but am interested...
Stick to KY Ned, that other stuff burns like a mofo...damhik
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:32 PM   #28
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Street tires are now covered in a new thread in Blood, Sweat, and Gears for those who are curious...
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:49 PM   #29
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PSS: If I asked my GF to wear stilleto heels and a short skirt for a tire changing photo shoot that I was doing for a bunch of weird old guys on the internet, I think the report would never have happened. You see, it's hard to change tires with two broken legs and eyes swollen shut...
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