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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Did it on a 90 degree day with humidity in the high 60's. More sweat then any thing.
Girlfriend brought me out some disinfecting wipes for my hands and with out thinking I started using them to clean break calipers.
Wow the dirt all most fell off. I used it on some dryad on bugs and they came right off. It does leave a film behind so you have to wax paint. Read label about paint.
Looked at break pads and they looked like they were hanging up on the pin that holds them in place. So I cleaned my pin with some 200 sandpaper. Called a old supper bike tech and asked him why. He said the hole in the pad that the pin slides threw is to sharp. He said put a chamfer on the hole and it will slide easy after that. So I did. Road the bike and breaks seam firmer. Don't know if chamfer helped.
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haha its always a humid day when a person really has to work isnt it! im changing my tire tonight , its not so bad right now though.

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Are you changing your own tire? I'd like to give it a shot, as my tire will likely need to be changed out very soon...



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yep, been changing them myself since my first bike. i use to work at a tire shop, i change/fix most of my own car tires too, as long as the wheels arent to fancy. i have a small pair of tire bars that are for motorcycles, and usually end up soaking wet by the time im done!


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I have a 25" floor fan on when doing anything outside. One way to get old tire off is a saws all to cut tire and dremel cut off blade to cut bead. Just go slow when close to rim. I going to change front tire Friday. I also use transmission fluid to put new tire on rim.

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So after you change your own tire how do you balance it?

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My guess, Dyna Beads or some such.

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Do you use the bead breaker and the motorcycle tire changer attachement from Harbor Freight?

Dyna Beads isn't balancing a tire besides I have tube tires.
Balancing a tire is checking it and adding weights if needed.

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Are you changing your own tire? I'd like to give it a shot, as my tire will likely need to be changed out very soon...
Broggy Buddy, are you doing the rear or the front? Front is easy if you have a lift, the rear is not as easy, but easier than most bikes. It helps if you have a lift that leaves the wheels hanging and a floor jack to place under the rear to relieve the weight while you disconnect the shock bolts. Then you ease the wheel down with the jack. The axle can be removed w/o removing the pipes.

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Do you use the bead breaker and the motorcycle tire changer attachement from Harbor Freight?



Dyna Beads isn't balancing a tire besides I have tube tires.

Balancing a tire is checking it and adding weights if needed.

i stomp most beads down and get them to break, or depending on the rim i have an old manual bead breaker , and i also have a funny shape bar , kinda L shaped that works, then i have different spoon bars for dismount and mount. and yes balance beads is balancing. but ive heard pros and cons about using them in tubes, i have used them in tubes with luck , but 90% of the time a motorcycle doesnt need enough weight to feel. i use to spin balance my own, use a pair of jackstands, an axle and a lot of guessing. i have also laced my own spoked wheels, which takes tons of patience at times.


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