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Anyone mount their own tires? - September 5, 2010, 12:02 PM

I'd like to mount and balance my own tires. Anyone here do it without using a shop? What equipment do you use?
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Never, but I wish I could. You could get 4 tires mounted on a car for the same price on a bike. WTF?


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September 5, 2010, 12:33 PM

I use a set of spoons, a lever rig made of 2x4s to unseat the bead, and a home-made jig to balance everything up. A tire machine would be nice but what I have works fine.
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1) google.com

2) search: how to change a motorcylce tire

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Here is a how to video: How To Change a Tubeless Motorcycle Tire | Motorcycle Maintenance | Howcast.com


Here's an article from WebBikeWorld on what tools you'll need along with a how to: Change and Balance Motorcycle Tires - webBikeWorld


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I'd like to mount and balance my own tires. Anyone here do it without using a shop? What equipment do you use?

Easy enough. Harbor Freight is cheap and works. Spoons work well. I like my Marc Parnes static balancer.

I have posted this before. I pay my kid to help out.

Remove the wheels


Break the bead


Dismount and mount new tires


Balance



re-install using a torque wrench


So easy a 9 year old can do it mostly by himself.
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About how much does that fine piece of red equipment ^run for??


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That Marc Parnes balancer is sweet! I like the idea of static balancing a lot better than using media. Looks like I'll be investing in one of those. Thanks for the info!
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About how much does that fine piece of red equipment ^run for??
Its a Coats 220. Its was purchased for $620.00 now they are much more. I think it is easier to use than the NoMar but will scratch wheels if you are not very careful
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That Marc Parnes balancer is sweet! I like the idea of static balancing a lot better than using media. Looks like I'll be investing in one of those. Thanks for the info!
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Just saw you are in the valley. You can just bring me beer and you can use mine.
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space -- nice write up with the kids in the pic. My wife and I thought it was hilarious.


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space -- nice write up with the kids in the pic. My wife and I thought it was hilarious.
He really dose it with a small amount of help.
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will the same tire machine used for car tires work for a bike tire?


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Even better, haha! Where you at? I'm in right outside the town of Shenandoah, in Page co.
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