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Old 10-01-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Tools for changing dirt bike tires

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What tools are you using to change your dirt bike tires? I want to buy some and I'd like to get the right tools the first time.
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I use my phone to change them. Magicman is right around the corner from us and has a tire machine.
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Any kind of tire irons / tire spoon sets will work. I haven't ever noticed a difference in brands as far as ease of use goes.

If you need to change a tire on a 50, just get ahold of Magicman... lol... cuz 50 tire changes..
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If you need to change a tire on a 50, just get ahold of Magicman... lol... cuz 50 tire changes..
On that note, F*** the ultra heavy duty tube changes as well..
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On that note, F*** the ultra heavy duty tube changes as well..
Omfg I hate those.
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Bring your wheel to Cycle Shack North, we do it for $10. Why mess it yourself? Changing tires sucks. The smaller the diameter of the wheel, the worse it is
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The sun for a couple hrs first when doing 50's !! and then there's magic man guy
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Bring your wheel to Cycle Shack North, we do it for $10. Why mess it yourself? Changing tires sucks. The smaller the diameter of the wheel, the worse it is
Because I don't know how to do it
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The sun for a couple hrs first when doing 50's !! and then there's magic man guy
After I posted this I imagined you on a Honda 50 maxg
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Because I don't know how to do it
Exactly and the time to learn is at home in your garage not along the road or out on the trail. Technique is much more important than tools. Watch some You Tube videos and practice, practice, practice. Plain and simple, if it is going on hard you are doing it wrong. My tips: baby powder on tube and inside tire, lube on tire bead, just enough air in the tube to eliminate folds and insert tube inside the tire before mounting on rim. Doing it this way the ultra HD tubes are no harder than regular tubes.
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I usually change them all at home.
***Plus one on the heating of the tire.

I just use 2 big flat heads screw drivers.

I cut a cutout of the tire from side to side with an electric saw
grind the bead core both sides. Tire just comes off after that. (5 min.)

Installing.
Soap and water alone the edges
The last little bit of mounting is the only time I use the flat heads.
I place the tire cutout on the wheel lip, then use the screwdriver to pop the tire into place. Done. (10 min)
Then air up. The soap also helps the popping the bead.

WITH THAT SAID..... Magic is only about 10 minutes away. and $10 would be well worth it.

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disregard... I just saw it was for dirt bikes.
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The sun trick must work. I see our tech's putting big ATV mud tires outside prior to mounting. Check out part #151550 from BikeMaster (Tucker/Rocky distributing). It's a cool tire changing tool.
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The sun trick must work. I see our tech's putting big ATV mud tires outside prior to mounting. Check out part #151550 from BikeMaster (Tucker/Rocky distributing). It's a cool tire changing tool.
ya, it does.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00VR...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Those tire spoons, a rubber mallet, an air compressor, and some WD40. I also needed a homemade bead breaker cuz my DR has a safety bead on the rear rim.

It's a bit of work, but its good to know how how in case of a roadside flat. You do carry a proper tool kit with spate tubes, right?
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I went with these good looking irons...

Thanks for the suggestion, Bill (bd270)

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