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How To "Change Frt Tire"

Discussion in 'How-To' started by Raywood, Jul 1, 2008.

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  1. Gas Man

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    Yeah... the manual states a torque value WAY too high. I put red on my rotor bolts as well... I was thinking more along the lines of P8troit's famous rotor bolt pic!
     
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    Awesome write up Ray.....:whoop:
     
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    Hi Ray,

    Did you use any loctite on the pinch bolts or axle?


    Just curious

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    Yes sir, very much so. I used blue.

    :2thumbs:
     
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    Thanks Ray,

    I took my front end apart to change the fork oil and it looked like the tech put anti seize on the axle bolt
     
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    Great job! But why do you need to take the hubs apart to get to the bearings? Can't you just pull the seals and then the bearings?

    Trying to learn...
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    You probably could if you used some kind of puller. But with a bearing press I doubt you could fit the big wheel in so just a lot easier to pull the hubs. And makes polishing easier while you have it apart.

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    Great write up Ray. I just did this about a month ago, front and back on the Ridgeback. You make it look easy but it's quite a work out to get those beads back around the rim. At least it was for me. Like you I used brute stregth to put the tires on and tried not to use the tire tools unless I had to in fear of scratching the wheel due to a slip.

    One point on the bearings, I work with industrial machines for a comapny called Ingersoll Rand. We use bearing suppliers like Kaman Bearing, Motion Industries and others. They can take the numbers off just about any bearing and they either have it, can get it or can cross reference it to another brand. They also have a data base with dimensions etc to be sure they match up. So if the dealer doesn't have them or wants alot of $$ for them it's an option. :up:
     
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    Well you did a lot better than me cause I couldn't do the rear wheel. Not enough dish in the rim, even the shop using a tire machine has a hard time getting the tire on these wide rims.
    On the other hand my brother and I did his 300 tire on his laced up wheel. It has enough dish in it to get it on.

    You much have really struggled with that tire!! I almost ruined the beads on mine trying to get it on till I gave up and took it to a shop! :D

    :cheers: :2thumbs: :cheers:
     
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    After I broke the bead from the rim on the old tire, I had to cut the bead with a die grinder to get the old tire off the wheel. Putting the back tire on was tough, someone gave me a tip to use Silicone Grease on the bead to get it over the rim, worked pretty well but I still strugled using both hands, my knees and the tool to do it. I put a small scratch in the wheel but I polished it out, good as new.
     
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    :hi: Thanks Ray! Great how to. :2thumbs:
     
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    I just pulled my read tire for a flat, and was looking at the bearings. At 10,000 miles they still look like new. I think the service for 10,000 miles says to Inspect, repack or replace. I am inclined at this point to just repack since they look so good. Also, what is a ball park figure for a set of bearings cost these days>

    Also just look at the service recmmendation for 10,000 and it says Repack front and rear wheel bearings. I know our are different than HD but are they now sealed and lifetime?
     
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    I have a quick question----how far do you press in the new bearings? Is there a stop in the hub? I'm getting ready to change the front ones tomorrow, and just trying to get all my info together before hand. Thanks:up:
     
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    It's best if you just take them down to your local auto shop that has a press. They will seat with authority and a few hundred lbs of pressure!

    Do you mean you are going to do this yourself? Do you have a press?

    :cheers:
     
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