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Old 02-13-2009, 04:08 PM   #21
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Ive been mounting & dismounting all kinds of bike tires using 2 tire irons & a hefty rubber faced hammer for about 40 years. I learned to do this at a "service station" when i was a teenager with car tires. Ill admit ive done my share of sweating & cussing but it always works....
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #22
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I just put the wheel against a curb and run over the tire until the bead is broken. quick and easy

I'm going to try the C-Clamp technique next time though.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:14 PM   #23
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good freaking luck using straps to do a sportbike tire or just about any Dunlop! I am sure it can be done, but it may just be easier to spend $25 and pay a shop to mount and balance the tire!
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:34 PM   #24
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I have a fair size bench vise and i have had tires be quite resistant to breaking down with it, actually compressing the tire between the jaws and levering the wheel back & forth to loosen it. The big RUBBER-FACED hammer is the trick mounting or dismounting and you can beat out of the bead AND not damage anything once you get the hang of it....
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:20 PM   #25
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How about this approach for breaking the bead?
breaking bead

Bead Breaker for Motorcycle Tires

or, of course, the easiest way:
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:13 PM   #26
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good idea but you gotta buy all those straps just to do it
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