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PostSubject: Did I change last scooter tire today??   Did I change last scooter tire today?? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 09, 2017 5:17 pm

I changed front tire today--replacing IRC Honda recommended.
Been changing tire my self since 1955--95% of the time,in over 1.5 million miles, maybe 450 tires. Motorcycle tires easier to get off rim compared to low profile/stiff sidewall modern scooter tires. Modern scooter tires=pain in butt.

New tire, round, balanced easy with "Ride On",handles fine/nice feeling at slow speeds, works well on Chattanooga ruff streets.

Tire: Metzler Feel Free in correct 120/80-14 size.

Past I liked Vespa with spare tire--Vespa= split rim, tube=nice.










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PostSubject: Re: Did I change last scooter tire today??   Did I change last scooter tire today?? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 09, 2017 7:56 pm

John I feel some of your pain, but until you have changed a GL 1800 tire (s) you haven't felt THAT pain, really tough tire to change on a non powered changer. I provide my tire changer to those that want to change theirs but now I just watch Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Did I change last scooter tire today??   Did I change last scooter tire today?? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 09, 2017 8:31 pm

Just getting a GoldWing rear off/out more of a pain than I care to endure.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I change last scooter tire today??   Did I change last scooter tire today?? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 10, 2017 7:46 am

And to think bikes/ scooters used to be designed so easy to remove wheels---hinged rear fenders(BMW -Harley, on board tool kits, European bikes came with tire pump, even Harley had wheel hubs with lug nuts (allan head) as I recall.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I change last scooter tire today??   Did I change last scooter tire today?? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 10, 2017 8:05 am

The 1500 was a pain yes, the 1800 of course was a standard wheel bolt on. Tube type tire were always easier, I can change my 600 X 16 front tractor tire by HAND no tire changer needed, tubes are the reason.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I change last scooter tire today??   Did I change last scooter tire today?? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 16, 2017 2:11 pm

I changed my rear tire on my swing yesterday , all by hand what a pain in the a.. I broke 1 tire spoon getting the new one back on, this is defiantly not for the faint of hart , it was a 4 beer deal. got it on, put some ride on in and rides great. I will add the old tire the original had 17,400 miles on it and still had tread
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PostSubject: Re: Did I change last scooter tire today??   Did I change last scooter tire today?? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 17, 2017 10:54 pm

I found the front tire of Goldwings the worst to change due to their short stiff sidewalls. Pulling the wheels off a GW isn't that bad really. Pulling the wheels from my GT is a piece of cake, single sided swing arms are GREAT!!
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As all bikes/scooters should be!!
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