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Thread: Motorcycle tyre changer - Modified bead breaker - tyre removal & fitting

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    Motorcycle tyre changer - Modified bead breaker - tyre removal & fitting

    Hi everyone

    Hope you are enjoying the good weather. A few of my mates have taken an interest in how I change bike tyres. I use a modified the bead breaker that I have fitted with a longer threaded rod, which I can use to pivot the tyre removal and fitting bar around.

    I took a couple of videos that show the process of 1. breaking the bead, 2. tyre removal and 3. tyre fitting. I think it is easier to watch rather than explain!

    The videos are not edited they are just in the raw form, but should show you how it can be done if you are intereted. I reckon the kit paided for itself after I did the first two sets of tyres.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EELjb4-qs6A&t=36s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q331UyAtXQ4&t=27s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnvuZDvRrZA

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    Re: Motorcycle tyre changer - Modified bead breaker - tyre removal & fitting

    I changed my own tyres last year, but to be honest after the faff changing them and then having to take a trip to the dump to get rid of the old ones, I decided I'd stick with paying someone else to do it.

    Not knocking it though, good to do if you have a few bikes and want to save a few bob though.

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    Re: Motorcycle tyre changer - Modified bead breaker - tyre removal & fitting

    Probably done about twenty or so tyres, for various bikes I have had and for my dad and friends, it also gets easier the more tyres you do when you get the technique - the sweat was lashing off me doing the first one!. Usually dump the tyres when getting rid of the oil after the oil changes!!

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    Re: Motorcycle tyre changer - Modified bead breaker - tyre removal & fitting

    Enjoy doing tires on high dollar equipment. Hate stugle with manual tools.
    Got pissed few months back trying to change inner tube in my Husqvarna. Took it to the shop and was happy to pay 30 bucks on pick up.
    I would remove wheels myself though so they are not monkey around with my bike.
    Bloody Foreigner -patronising, arrogant and often boring...

    https://youtu.be/oiWX_yYnwh0


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    Re: Motorcycle tyre changer - Modified bead breaker - tyre removal & fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Usually dump the tyres in the canal when getting rid of the oil after the oil changes!!
    Nice one Bruce, I do the same. Gives the fish something to sniff on.
    Birdie num num........

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    Re: Motorcycle tyre changer - Modified bead breaker - tyre removal & fitting

    Lol - no I think they call it a recycling centre these days, used to just be the rubbish dump when I was a lad!

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