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JimK

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Folks,
How do we do this ourselves, if you do?
Couldn't find in the search function.
Lots of references to this and that....but nothing that I could find that gives specifics after getting the wheels off.
Links/thoughts appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim...


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Crazy Frog

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@JimK wrote:Folks,
How do we do this ourselves, if you do?
Couldn't find in the search function.
Lot's of references to this and that....but nothing that I could find that gives specifics after getting the wheels off.
Links/thoughts appreciated.
Thanks,
Jim...

Jim,

Have you seen This post?

CF


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Tires/tyres...doing one's own labor... changing, mounting and balancing of the same Frog15Tires/tyres...doing one's own labor... changing, mounting and balancing of the same Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

Two Wheels Better

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That's a great way to slip a tyre onto a bare rim after you've gotten the old tyre off, of course. There are various beadbreakers on offer and Harbor Freight in the US sell a manual changer that bolts or pins to the garage floor, and one that slides into a square receiver on a ute or pickup's trailer hitch for rigidity.

Here's a cool device from Marc Parnes for balancing BMW wheels which I'll be shipping home next year for my own tyre balancing.

http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Wheel_Balancer.htm


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

sidecar paul

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Hi Jim,

It's almost impossible to change tyres on painted rims at home without taking chunks of paint off the wheels. Standard ally wheels are easy enough but it would be a shame to mess up your white wheels. I've tried plastic rim protectors in the past, but the lever pressure still damaged the paint.

Paul.


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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I have a view....let tyres to tyre people, gnerally wheels, be it car or bike, get damaged by home efforts unless you have the professional equipment. I get quoted no more than €15-20 to fit a tyre and balance a wheel and it does represent good value. Take wheels off yourself and get tyred done professionally is a cheap option.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

Crazy Frog

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:I have a view....let tyres to tyre people, gnerally wheels, be it car or bike, get damaged by home efforts unless you have the professional equipment. I get quoted no more than €15-20 to fit a tyre and balance a wheel and it does represent good value. Take wheels off yourself and get tyred done professionally is a cheap option.

+1 Tires/tyres...doing one's own labor... changing, mounting and balancing of the same 212902


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Tires/tyres...doing one's own labor... changing, mounting and balancing of the same Frog15Tires/tyres...doing one's own labor... changing, mounting and balancing of the same Logo2101986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML GT2 sidecar, 1999 K1200lt/Hannigan Astro Sport sidecar.
    

Two Wheels Better

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I don't know how many times I've seen hamfisted 'professionals' at dealerships damage customer's wheels in the process of simply replacing a tyre. With the right equipment, be it hand/mechanical or electronic, and a bit of care and concern, it should be easy, but at the pace of most shops, and the fact that not a lot of money is made on labour replacing tyres in the biz, often means the lowliest ranking member gets the job.

I say, like any other item we choose to do for ourselves, better leave it to someone who actually gives a rat's arse about the wheels and the proper balance. That would be me. The last set of Bridgestones I wore out on my RT were so far out of balance...someone else fit them up. When I replaced them with Michelins I fit them with the help of a mate in Albuquerque. I bought and walked out of a shop with them in hand. We dismounted, mounted and balanced the pair in under an hour without a nick on the rims, and they're as smooth as silk over the road.

It's not difficult with a few basic tools and a bit of care.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

robinm

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I have been changing my own tires for ever. I made a bead breaker years ago, imagine a 6ft long nut cracker- that is the basis of it.
Then its just CAREFULL use of a couple of tire levers to remove tire.
The only tool I use to fit the tire is a rubber mallett, and a splash of soapy water.

    

JimK

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Thanks, everyone, for all the fine and expert advice on the subject!
Got good info...which is always what ya get with this crew.

Local temps (60F/15C)...
It's messing with my little pea brain not having that little $)&*^$ key. Razz

So much depends on so little sometimes.

Whatever.. Sad.
Jim


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gmcq

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Came across this, 92KK has a good point regarding the paintwork!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QrLKp9kalA

GMcQ


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