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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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From zero to rear wheel removed and ready for a trip to the tire shop: about 12 min. Woo hoo
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Wow. so do you just pop out the break shoes etc?

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Wow. so do you just pop out the break shoes etc?
Yup, that gave me a chance to inspect the pads
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I had someone help me put the centerstand on a thick piece of wood. Not only to clear the rear fender but, so I could use the floor jack to center the wheel back into place when I was ready to reinstall it.

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Tire shop??? You can do it. I hope the tire shop doesn't damage your wheel, or put the tire on backwards. Jerry.

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how hard is it to change my wheel? Do i need a wheel device? In the Army we had cages to put our big tires in when inflating ..in case the split ring came off.

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I just tried to swap my front tire yesterday. I had the tire irons and the leather patches, but I could not break the bead. But then, I am getting older. So I paid to have it done.
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Tire shop??? You can do it. I hope the tire shop doesn't damage your wheel, or put the tire on backwards. Jerry.
Normally I would but I don't have a bead breaker and I didn't want to damage the wheel redneckin' it. The independant cycle shop I took it to was recomended by several riders here in town.
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Normally I would but I don't have a bead breaker and I didn't want to damage the wheel redneckin' it. The independant cycle shop I took it to was recomended by several riders here in town.
when I redneck it I use a couple of mondo sized C-clamps and some small pieces of wood to break the bead then get out the tire irons.




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From zero to rear wheel removed and ready for a trip to the tire shop: about 12 min. Woo hoo
Is there a reason one needs to be in a hurry to do this?

I finally replaced the worn rear on my FJR and although I have changed tires myself, it was worth it to me to pay my local shop the $35.00 to do it for me. That includes balance and disposal of the old tire.

The reason here is if I break off a chuck of the rim, I am stuck paying for it. If my dealer breaks the rim, they are obligated to replace it. With cast wheels this is a no brainer to me , in my opinion.


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