Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
479 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I just figured Id share my disappointment with everyone else :crying: . For the past month Ive known I needed a new rear tire. I even have an extra B014 sitting in my bedroom with 3/4 tread left (was given to me for free) but since I have pirellis on the front and rear I wanted to wait as long as I could simply because I know mix matching tires is not a good idea:idunno: ...but I dont have the $250 right now to buy a new rear pirelli and the front tire has lots of tread left.

Anywho.......I was checking my tire pressure yesterday and noticed the steel belts showing on part of my tire:thumbd: of course the local bike shop cant get to it till Sat and its 60 degrees out for today and tomorrow only (thats high right now in Maine). &^(*[email protected] Talk about kicking myself in the ASS!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,082 Posts
Sympathies.....

well..... least you've got nice weather.... I need new tyre and MOTs due tuesday:thumbd:

Good news is it legal over the Long bank hol weekend....

but it looks like it gunna be a washout:(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,493 Posts
Last time we were in Scotland one of the lads got a puncture in the rear - when we looked at the tyre he was starting to show cords as well!

We then spent 1/2 a day getting him a rear tyre :bitchslap: for which he paid top money, had to get it fitted at a car tyre place which meant us taking the wheel off & on again :beatup:

It was a good laugh at the time, mainly at his expense!

Coinidentally, he had Pirelli's on and the only tyre available was a Bridgestone BT014, he didn't have any problems with that pairing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,533 Posts
No, I've seen some pretty good write-ups on the internet of how to do it. Can't find em in my bookmarks tho, sry. That should you how to make your own tools and how to do everything (including balancing)
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
32,034 Posts
Is it impossible to mount myself? I know these tires are super stiff...can you get one on without a machine?
Fitting tyres by hand is not difficult. The hardest part is breaking the bead. I fitted eight of the bastards in one day a few years ago.
There's also no problem at all with mixing tyre brands.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
32,034 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,493 Posts
Here's a trye changing guide..... it's the one I used.

Motorcycle Tire Changing

I made a square wooden frame to rest the wheel on, covered it in old carpet.

Breaking the bead is a bugger - I strap the wheel to this frame, add a couple of rim protectors and use a garden spade to break the bead - bloody hard work! :badidea:

Anyone got any better ideas? :idunno:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,533 Posts
I've head of people using a car or truck to break the bead. Lay the rim on the flooor and roll up on the old tire with the car or truck, however, I'd be to afaid of running up on the rim
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
32,034 Posts
Breaking the bead is a bugger - I strap the wheel to this frame, add a couple of rim protectors and use a garden spade to break the bead - bloody hard work!
The simplest way is to lay the wheel on some heavy cardboard on the driveway, lay a wooden plank on the tyre just up to the bead and slowly drive your car up onto it. You'll have to have somebody stand on the other side of the tyre to keep it flat but it works very well without damaging the tyre so you can use it again if it's not completely stuffed. This was how I did the eight-in-one-day I mentioned earlier as I was interstate on holiday.
You can also use a car jack onto the tyre under the towbar of a car.
I welded up a steel frame that breaks the beads and then holds the wheel while I install the tyres.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top