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Old 08-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
Training Wheels
Joined: Sep 2010
From: Gresham, Oregon

I Ride: NT650 Hawk
supervision or help
Mounting rear sportbike tire by hand.

Have mounted numbers of dirt bike tires. Sport bike fronts are easy.

The rear is a pain and I am unable to complete the job.

Anyone in the Gresham area got a few minutes to show me the secret to levering the new tire on the rim?

M y wife tried to help holding one lever while I leapfrogged the others.......this was not successful. I pressed one bead down to the center and worked the tire on the opposite edge. No luck on the few remaining inches.

I stopped as I did not want to rip the bead.

PS Used copious quantites of dish soap and wd40.


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Old 08-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
Pit Crew
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Joined: Sep 2010
From: beaverton or

I Ride: 2005 honda st1300
if u are not able to find someone u could run to a bike shop and have them do it, i know motorcycle superstore is in clackamas and they could do it.

so u cant get the tire on the rim the last few inches or the whole thing?

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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Joined: Feb 2007
From: Seattle

I Ride: 06 600RR
never tried it but, I remeber this video:

don't do it when it's hot out

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
Chicken Strips
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Joined: May 2009
From: Gaston,Oregon

I Ride: Naked 91' gsxr750, 08' GS500F. 89' YSR50 w/ttr250 motor
Been using the zip ties for 2 years now. Get the big ones you can release.

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