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    changing a tire

    if there's one thing i hate it's changing tires...usually involves about 15 minutes of wrestling, 15 minutes of cursing, and 15 minutes of nudging the bead with a nylon bicycle lever... but my buddy just sent me this video:



    anybody try this? looks way too easy...

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    pretty interesting, worth a try. I use the harbor freight changer with some teflon blocks and lever by mojolever(http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm) like so:



    pretty cheap and works well.

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    pretty interesting, worth a try. I use the harbor freight changer with some teflon blocks and lever by mojolever(http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm) like so:



    pretty cheap and works well.

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    Have you ever seen the movie "Faster"?

    In one of the extra's at the end they are interviewing some tire rep and in the background you can see this big technician dude mounting tires. He was lifting the tire up over his head and throwing the first bead on. Tubeless, I know, but it completely took your focus off the interview

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    Have you ever seen the movie "Faster"?

    In one of the extra's at the end they are interviewing some tire rep and in the background you can see this big technician dude mounting tires. He was lifting the tire up over his head and throwing the first bead on. Tubeless, I know, but it completely took your focus off the interview

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    quote:Originally posted by ROSKO

    pretty interesting, worth a try. I use the harbor freight changer with some teflon blocks and lever by mojolever(http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm) like so:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_J5_sRRiAk

    pretty cheap and works well.
    Rosko,

    Weld up a plate to bolt the Harbor Freight changer to a hitch tube on your race hauler and you'll be the second or third most popular person at the race track (behind anyone with free beer and any smoking hot umbrella babes that turn up).

    Jim

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    quote:Originally posted by ROSKO

    pretty interesting, worth a try. I use the harbor freight changer with some teflon blocks and lever by mojolever(http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm) like so:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_J5_sRRiAk

    pretty cheap and works well.
    Rosko,

    Weld up a plate to bolt the Harbor Freight changer to a hitch tube on your race hauler and you'll be the second or third most popular person at the race track (behind anyone with free beer and any smoking hot umbrella babes that turn up).

    Jim

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    quote:Originally posted by mudmonkey

    if there's one thing i hate it's changing tires...usually involves about 15 minutes of wrestling, 15 minutes of cursing, and 15 minutes of nudging the bead with a nylon bicycle lever... but my buddy just sent me this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sH8WRl6yI

    anybody try this? looks way too easy...
    I just watched that a couple times, I think it's a hoax. If you watch closely, the tire just pops on magically right at the point when it's hardest to get it on.

    Anyway, look for the video of Doug Schopinsky holding a clinic on tire changing, he's a Bridgestone Tech. He gives some tips that will make your life much easier when it comes time to change tires.
    It's a 3 part clinic, well worth finding and saving.
    FR


    http://sidewaysnortheast.blogspot.com/

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    quote:Originally posted by mudmonkey

    if there's one thing i hate it's changing tires...usually involves about 15 minutes of wrestling, 15 minutes of cursing, and 15 minutes of nudging the bead with a nylon bicycle lever... but my buddy just sent me this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sH8WRl6yI

    anybody try this? looks way too easy...
    I just watched that a couple times, I think it's a hoax. If you watch closely, the tire just pops on magically right at the point when it's hardest to get it on.

    Anyway, look for the video of Doug Schopinsky holding a clinic on tire changing, he's a Bridgestone Tech. He gives some tips that will make your life much easier when it comes time to change tires.
    It's a 3 part clinic, well worth finding and saving.
    FR


    http://sidewaysnortheast.blogspot.com/

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    and how does he get the valve stem right in with no problems?
    Inertial dynos just make people cranky

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