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Discussion in 'How-To' started by KaptinAmerika, Apr 29, 2010.
I've been told in the past to watch out for this too but never had any issues with sliding.
C'mon guys help an idiot out here. Are you saying the manufacturer put a releasing agent on the tire or is it the tire installer telling you to be careful because they sprayed shit on the tire to get it on and were to busy to wipe it off?
We need Micketoo to chime in here. He works for Cooper Tire that now owns Avon to give us the real scoop.
well yes and no. Its put on the tire mold so the tire doesn't stick to it, so yes it is on the tire. Kinda like using a non-stick teflon pan to cook your egg, but you still spray it with pam so it don't stick.
Okay got it, I suppose it could be an issue depending on the tire manufacturer I didn't see that as an issue on these particular Avon tires. Of course if you take it out right after the install in the rain then sure????
If you drive reasonable, you wouldn't have a problem, on the other hand I would not take a new tire into an exhaust pipe scraping corner at 70 MPH.
Just look at the difference of a new tire and after you have 50 miles on it. You can feel and see the difference between what area you are running on and the little bit of tire close to the side wall that is unused.
Thanks Kaptin! I just finished installing my front tire. I used rim savers, never thought of the 5 gallon bucket. I will however invest in some decent tire irons before I try this again.
Well I put my 300 tire on today and cutting it in half worked really good. I do have a tire machine however low profile are still a bitch to get off. but this worked well.
That's real convenient that you have a tire machine I wonder how many of us have one in the garage :up::up::up: I would get stupid if I had one ...smoke a fatty anyone ???
Scuba, I don't have a motorcycle lift just a jack, and the tire machine and lift are about the same cost. With my cars and my kids cars and family and friends buying tires from Tire Rack I've changed over 200 tires in the last 3 yrs. I'm not smartin off but just saying you have to pick and choose your tools for your needs.
I would love to get a lift but I could use a spin balancer more often.
Good point ... yea I guess I could have bought a tire machine ,how much are they? ..I wish we lived closer ..a bit of trading hmmm , really I need a bigger garage !!! I was not smartin off ether just wishin my ridin buds had one of these ...cool What creative use of the half tire rounds did you come up with ??? :lol:
believe it or not I purchased it from Harbor Freight about 6yrs ago for $950 and sold my Coats 10/10 for $300, in the end it really wasn't that much.
I was thinking about mounting half the tire on the wall, I've seen it done before, any suggestions. Here's what I did with a cracked Viper wheel my buddy gave me.
That is a very cool hose reel ...so cool that it might be good enough to be marketed?:2thumbs:
Great How to kapn..:2thumbs:
Yesterday I put on the rear tire. I used 2 - 15" tire irons and two rims savers. I think having 3 tire irons n 3 rim savers would have made the job easier.
I saw this idea on the internet for making a tire bead beaker and it worked great taking the tire off and helping hold the side wall down while putting the tire on. I removed and installed the tire without any help. With that in mind I thought it would be an excellent addition to Kap's How To....
Great How to kapn..:2thumbs:
Yesterday I put on the rear tire. I used 2 - 15" tire irons and two rims savers with plenty of spray cleaner for lube. I think having 3 tire irons n 3 rim savers would have made the job easier.
I saw this idea on the internet for making a tire bead beaker and it worked great taking the tire off and helping hold the side wall down while putting the tire on. I took at 2x4 and lag bolted a 2.5' extension at the third point. The bottom of the extension I cut at 22 degrees. I was able to remove and install the tire without any help. With that in mind I thought it would be an excellent addition to Kap's How To....
I like this!!!
Okay, I don't have a manual, and I am putting on my rear tire and what is the best way to measure to center the axle and how much play does the belt have?
Changed my tire and followed your instructions and it was really easy, thanks:2thumbs:
Very trick erldawg. I am going to revise it a bit and make one myself.
I just want to extend my appreciation for taking the time to share your knowledge on this issue. Though i am new to this board, i am not new to the value they hold. I know it takes more time than anticipated to put a thread together containing the information this one does. I joined this particular board today. I also know the value of the search button. So in less than 5 min. I joined the board, hit the search button, and discover why in the hell i am having a hard time getting my back tire off my pitbull. Hoping to have this project done 2 days ago...maybe it will happen today.