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Old 06-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Help w/tire install...?

Anyone in the Los Angeles area that might be willing to help install a new rear tire on my DR650?

I've tried breaking the bead and removing it with tire levers and I'm obviously doing something wrong.

Would greatly appreciate the help, worth a meal or a sixpack if you can give me a hand.

I'm in Pasadena and happy to come to you. I'll be ordering the tire from Revzilla tomorrow, hope to have it here by the end of the week.

Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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i'm in long beach,
and work in manhattan beach.
willing to help you do it at either place if you can't find somebody closer.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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I'm in Reseda.
Not going anywhere.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Anyone can do it. If anyone would like to come over to my house in Silverado I will show you how. Bring import!
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:33 PM   #5
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Thanks...

for the offers of help. I'll check back when the new tire arrives.

If anyone has a more specific time frame of availability please let me know.

Given past experiences with Revzilla, I imagine the tire will be at my door by Wednesday at the latest.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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Watch these vids from Transworld MX on tire changing. I found them helpful and got several new tips even after changing my own tires for years.

http://motocross.transworld.net/1000...anging-part-1/

http://motocross.transworld.net/1000...anging-part-2/

http://motocross.transworld.net/1000...anging-part-3/
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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Read up here to be ready for the class.

I would add to Neduro's technique, WD40 helps a lot with getting the bead back and forth over the rim. Both on and off.




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Old 06-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #8
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I'm in Woodland Hills.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:27 AM   #9
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I've watched a bunch of videos from various people. I always end at the rim lock... What works best for one, may not work for others. Install, I picked up a tool from Russia that works wonders. I can't attach thing to my post's or I would show it to you all.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #10
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I'm in Woodland Hills.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #11
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:27 PM   #12
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Fellow DR650 rider here. I'm in Lakewood (near LB airport) and can help. I also work in downtown LA and we can do it there also, after work of course (6 PM).
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #13
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In Claremont east of Passy. Have a Harbor Fright changer.

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Will be home most of the time except when I'm not! Email first.

Already have to DR650's so won't try and keep yours.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #14
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In Glendora, work in Pasadena.

Dont drink beer so makes me a cheap date.

Sat in the AM works for me if you still need the help.

Just PM me.

Change the tires with the tools you carry on the bike, that way if you get a flat at least you will have experience doing it yourself. The tire changer is nice to use but doesn't help if you get a flat out out in the field someplace.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #15
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Where did Dave go?
He's around. Moved and scaled back a bit.
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