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post #1 of 16 Old 03-26-2011, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Rear tire change tutorial with pics

This is my first go-around using PhotoBucket, so forgive any errors you might find.....

I just changed out my rear skin and figured, what the heck, I will try doing a tutorial. Hopefully some find it helpful.

This is intended for those that have at least minimal mechanical skills, but perhaps have been leary about changing their own tires. Safety precautions should be taken such as safety glass's and mechanics gloves. An extra set of hands can be of benefit as well.

I have been changing my own tires forever, and I dont worry about nicks in the wheel finish. If you are worried about nicks, scratches, etc it might be in your best interest to leave this to the pro's.

Anyhew, here it is:

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Hopefully it is of some use to others...

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Wow! That is a big clamp.

I never thought to break the bead BEFORE removing the wheel. Way better
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I found that makes things much easier as well...

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I changed my 1st one a month ago. Easy peasy.

Anyway a couple of questions and an advice, for which you need a text to be tutorial. Like photo #12, I am doing so and so.

Questions, what is the wooden wedge for? The one is in the tire beside an iron?
Why breaking the bead like you did gives advantages, cannot see them.

For breaking beads clamps rule, they are in every hardware store, much cheaper than breakers, can be used for something else, work equally good.

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As I stated, this was my first go with PhotoBucket. However, if you click on the first picture, it will enlarge and then you will see the text. Just click the "next" for the rest of the pics.

The "wedge" I think you are referring to is actually a piece of cardboard made into a flat funnel for pouring in the Dyna Beads.

If you have any questions after seeing my text, feel free to comment.

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As I stated, this was my first go with PhotoBucket. However, if you click on the first picture, it will enlarge and then you will see the text. Just click the "next" for the rest of the pics.

The "wedge" I think you are referring to is actually a piece of cardboard made into a flat funnel for pouring in the Dyna Beads.

If you have any questions after seeing my text, feel free to comment.

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Yes, I have not seen the text, now I do, thank you.
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nice job.

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Much better than a long 2x4 wedged under the car to break the bead. Very good pictures.
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Thanks, wish I've read more carefully. I had big problems getting the final bit on and only after advice from a guy I had the rim in the middle of the wheel on the opposite side of where the final bit was, and then I managed. But I made some ugly marks on the wheel as well as made a crack in the rubber when I was trying. Hopefully, I did not destroy the tyre.
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