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Old 06-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #601
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Got it after it sat overnight with penetrating oil

I think lack of grease was the issue. Was dry and not really dirty at all.

Spooning on the new T-63 seemed easy in comparison.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:11 PM   #602
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Reviving this epic thread.

I replaced the rear on my 690 Enduro yesterday for the first time with a new MT-21. As it was my first time, it took me more than 2 hours, but now I know what to do and it should be way less than that next time. I used two of the 15" Motion Pro levers, one Motion Pro Bead Buddy, and another shorter MP tire lever and the rim protectors (damn those black rims!)

No one's brought up the Kaurit Tire Mounting tool or the copy made in the US, the Baja No Pinch tire tool. They look pretty good if you're going to be changing tires regularly.

One of the parts of the process that confounded me was after I had gotten the bead off on both sides, I had a hard time getting the wheel out. I pushed the rim down to one side, but it still took a fair amount of effort to get both beads over one of the rims so it was able to be removed. Is there a good trick to that?
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #603
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Just turn the tire/ wheel upright and push down on the tire to make it oval, then rotate the wheel 90* through the wide part of the oval and pull it out.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:13 AM   #604
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Just turn the tire/ wheel upright and push down on the tire to make it oval, then rotate the wheel 90* through the wide part of the oval and pull it out.
Thank you! Totally logical but escaped me.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:38 AM   #605
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Lube is your friend.

Do not be afraid to use some fancy tire lube or soapy water getting the old tire off, also.

The levers work to spoon off the tire or one side of the tire... if you get in a pinch and need a little more help.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:47 AM   #606
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I found this video (1st of 3 partes) to be most useful:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qw0B2gIwbBg

Also I carry a small spray bottle with a small amount of dishwashing liquid and alcohol that I use to clean off my glasses, visors, etc. but it also does duty as tire lube.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:50 PM   #607
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Thanks ramjet. I missed that one but watched a bunch of tire professionals change mx tires on YT. The thing is that enduro tires are much tougher than MX tire. I hear the D908RR is really tough as are the Motoz tires.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:03 AM   #608
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There's a video with Adam Riemann (noted Aussie enduro rider) where he talks about greasing tubes before installation.

I don't see other videos advocating for this but the vast majority of tire changing guides are for MX riders.

Does anyone else grease their tubes before installation? It makes sense to me...
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:10 AM   #609
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There's a video with Adam Riemann (noted Aussie enduro rider) where he talks about greasing tubes before installation.

I don't see other videos advocating for this but the vast majority of tire changing guides are for MX riders.

Does anyone else grease their tubes before installation? It makes sense to me...
I've heard of greasing/lubing up the Bib-Mousse inserts but never a tube. Baby or Talcum powder is the most used anti-friction aid I've seen.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:43 PM   #610
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Having always used a tire changing machine, tonite I mounted my new D606 on my 625SXC's rear wheel using this how to instead.

"1) If you are using force, you are doing it wrong."

Yep. Anytime things got difficult, I stopped and rethought what I was doing. It took me about an hour to do the change, but everything went perfect.

Thanks Ned, your how to was like having a cool head let me know what I was doing wrong.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:20 AM   #611
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new rider, last time i changed tire was on a bicycle 20 yrs ago. figured i should give it a go.

messed up just about every step of the way somehow.

currently stuck on putting the new tire on, pretty sure it's something about "keeping the bead in the dish" seeing as i can't put in more than about half of the 2nd side.

gonna try again tomorrow. i'm not too optimistic.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:34 AM   #612
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Make sure the tire is warm, sunshine or in the house on a heat vent or beside a radiator. Lubricant and patience, not brute force will win the day.
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