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PostSubject: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 21, 2009 11:21 am

I saw on youtube it can be done with prybar tools from harbor freight
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 21, 2009 8:42 pm

Yes, I mount and balance my own tires. the rear tire is a pain, but the front is simple. i use tire spoons for mounting. i balance them with a static balancer i got off ebay. iv saved a lot of money doing it myself. plus theres less time wasted waitng around for the dealers service dept to do it.

-Matt
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cmn1771 wrote:
Yes, I mount and balance my own tires. the rear tire is a pain, but the front is simple. i use tire spoons for mounting. i balance them with a static balancer i got off ebay. iv saved a lot of money doing it myself. plus theres less time wasted waitng around for the dealers service dept to do it.

-Matt
Where do you get the spoons and why is the rear tire harder thanks
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 22, 2009 1:55 pm

The Honda dealership want like 150 dollar to
take the old ones off and install the new ones. I brought it to a local
motor cycle shop and he charge me 70 dollars. Try to find a local motor
shop mechanic. Taking the rear wheel off requires taking the swing arm
off and it can get a little complicated for folks like me who don't
have the right tools, know how and patients.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 22, 2009 2:21 pm

tankyuong wrote:
cmn1771 wrote:
Yes, I mount and balance my own tires. the rear tire is a pain, but the front is simple. i use tire spoons for mounting. i balance them with a static balancer i got off ebay. iv saved a lot of money doing it myself. plus theres less time wasted waitng around for the dealers service dept to do it.

-Matt
Where do you get the spoons and why is the rear tire harder thanks

You can get the tires spoons from ebay, you'll need three.

The rear tire is harder because its wider. you'll need to lube the rim and tire bead to get it on. i use pledge furniture polish. it wont degrade the tire like some say wd40 will.

-matt
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tankyuong wrote:
I saw on youtube it can be done with prybar tools from harbor freight

I have a NoMar Cycle Hill Tire Changer ( http://www.cyclehilltirechanger.com/products/home ) to change my own tires.


If you are just interested in just spoons check http://www.cyclehill-tirechanger-secure.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 22, 2009 9:24 pm

I changed the front one my self ,I took the rear one to the dealer and pad $25.00 .I balanced them both with a static balancer and they have no vibration .
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 29, 2009 10:40 pm

I haven't done changed tires on a Silverwing but I have changed, mounted and balanced the tires on my Goldwing more than once. The rear tire is the PIA with the Goldwing as well. The Dunlop EIIIs on the big 'Wing have real stiff sidewalls especially the front tire. I use a bench vise and a couple pieces of wood to break the bead loose which works very nicely. I expect the SW's tires to be much easier to handle. Balancing is pretty easy I just support the axle ends on a home made stand, give the wheel a slow spin and mark the top of the tire with chalk when it stops. Do this several times then put a 1/4 oz. weight in the center of the group of chalk marks. Do it again and keep adjusting the weight until the chalk marks become randomly spaced around the tire which indicates the wheel is balanced. I've had my Goldwing over 100mph and my home balanced tires ran true and smooth, no vibration at all.
Make sure the dot on the tire is adjacent to the tire stem and the arrow showing correct rotation is pointing the right direction. It's also a good idea to change the valve stem with the tire, I've seen two bikes get flat tires due to a failed valve stem.
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 29, 2009 11:59 pm

exavid wrote:
I haven't done changed tires on a Silverwing but I have changed, mounted and balanced the tires on my Goldwing more than once. The rear tire is the PIA with the Goldwing as well. The Dunlop EIIIs on the big 'Wing have real stiff sidewalls especially the front tire. I use a bench vise and a couple pieces of wood to break the bead loose which works very nicely. I expect the SW's tires to be much easier to handle. Balancing is pretty easy I just support the axle ends on a home made stand, give the wheel a slow spin and mark the top of the tire with chalk when it stops. Do this several times then put a 1/4 oz. weight in the center of the group of chalk marks. Do it again and keep adjusting the weight until the chalk marks become randomly spaced around the tire which indicates the wheel is balanced. I've had my Goldwing over 100mph and my home balanced tires ran true and smooth, no vibration at all.
Make sure the dot on the tire is adjacent to the tire stem and the arrow showing correct rotation is pointing the right direction. It's also a good idea to change the valve stem with the tire, I've seen two bikes get flat tires due to a failed valve stem.
Nice to know, how many spoons did you use?
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PostSubject: Re: has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves?   has anyone removed replaced and balanced their tires by themselves? I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 30, 2009 12:06 am

Two, and a Wonderbar pry bar if needed. Screwdrivers are a no-no because they can damage the tire bead. A rim protector or piece of flexible plastic to put between the tire iron and the rim is a good idea to avoid scratches.
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