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Offline Pielz

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First time attempting to mount tires.. not successfully
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:50:23 pm »
With the shutdown in effect in PA I thought I didn't have the luxury of taking my wheels to a shop to have tires mounted. I borrowed a buddy's set of tire irons and watched a few YouTube videos. Seems simple! After an hour of wrestling with it I resigned to calling garages just in the off chance one if them would do it. I eventually found a nearby powersports place who agreed but it had to be "contactless." So I had to leave my tires outside and pay by credit card over the phone, then pick them up when they left them outside the building. It was very foreign.
 
I learned a valuable lesson.. getting tires off a rim is definitely easier than getting them on! Anyone else learn this lesson? Maybe I'm just not as mechanically inclined as I thought I was.

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Re: First time attempting to mount tires.. not successfully
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 03:44:36 pm »
Don't feel bad,I had a front tire kick my ass this past Saturday.had to get a friend with a tire machine to install it.

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Offline Pielz

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Re: First time attempting to mount tires.. not successfully
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 03:46:25 pm »
Yeah I figured it wasn't worth chewing up the rim trying to do it myself.. if I could even do it. Feels like you need 5 hands! Guess that's why the machine was invented that does it for you

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Re: First time attempting to mount tires.. not successfully
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 03:50:28 pm »
I hear ya

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1972 k1 750
1949 fl panhead
1 1/2 gl1100 goldwings
1998 cbr600 f3

 

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