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manual tire changer

I picked up a manual tire changer for car tires and the like, comes in handy with a demo derby car...

anyways I have a trailer tire i need to get back on the rim... i get about d and it jams up...

hints tips suggestions are begged for here... nged tires before, with a coats pneumatic machine, thats not an option anymore though

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poor gasoline on it and set it on fire? Sorry I'm not help
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Make sure the bead is in the valley of the rim before trying to finish her off.
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Lube. Seriously.
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tire changing

I could tell ya the secret but then I'd have ta kill ya!

Make sure the opposite wall is in the center valley of the rim. This will free/slack up the side you're working on. Piece of cake.

MC tires, Pirelli's are a little tighter to Remove/Replace
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lube it up, and make sure the beads are in the drop center on the rim.

laundry detergent is prolly the best lube
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raise the forks in the triples to compensate

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I got the damn thing finally... turns out the mount end of the bar is pretty useless like i was thinkin


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as for the lubing the tire, I did
and i was gettin the bead in the valley as best I could, the bar is just useless... ill be getting/making my own nomar bar eventually. it doesnt help that the trailer tires are incredibly stiff both in the sidewall and the tread area

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Using the bar to pry the tire on is a good way of sheering up the bead which could cause a slow leak. The trick as said before is to get the tire into the drop zone. Cut up some blocks of wood and place them between the rim and bead of the tire as you go. This will keep bead the tire in the drop zone. Do that and plenty of lube and the tire will slide on like butter.

I have used a manual tire changer all my life and have done everything from car tires to touring tires. It takes a bit of practice before you can get good at it. The stiffer the tire the more effort it takes.

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