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tire change cheating......
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:19:12 AM »
I had change a 11x4.00-5 tubeless tire lately.  Kinda of a pain, since the wheel is so small it is hard to hang on to.  I was going to make a quick bolt down stand to hold the wheel, but after a bit of thought I used some C-Clamps to force the tire where I needed it and then hold it into place.

A bit of liquid hand soap for lube, and easily mounted with some 15" tire irons!!!

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Re: tire change cheating......
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2021, 12:32:58 PM »
I replaced the front tires on my zero turn last year and ended up buying the HF small wheel tire machine. Worked okay but those small tires are a PITA to change. Glad itís a once a decade type thing
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Re: tire change cheating......
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 05:24:17 AM »
I replaced the front tires on my zero turn last year and ended up buying the HF small wheel tire machine. Worked okay but those small tires are a PITA to change. Glad itís a once a decade type thing

The first side of the tire went on pretty easily.  The second side was tough, until I got out the C-Clamps.  It was like having 5 hands (smaller and much stronger than my own) to change the tire.  Overall, it was a lot easier than I expected it to be.
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Re: tire change cheating......
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 08:08:05 AM »
I replaced the front tires on my zero turn last year and ended up buying the HF small wheel tire machine. Worked okay but those small tires are a PITA to change. Glad itís a once a decade type thing

10 bux at the local tire store.. money well spent.
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Re: tire change cheating......
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Re: tire change cheating......
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 09:47:47 AM »
10 bux at the local tire store.. money well spent.

Once I factor in the 1000+ mile round trip to Indiana with fuel at $3.54 a gallon Iím not sure it would have me any money or time.
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Re: tire change cheating......
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2021, 10:11:42 AM »
I would rather not spend one second of the rest of my life in a tire store.. So I wont..
Guzzi tires go on today/tomorrow. Delivered to my door.. :grin:


PS-this is cheating.. :evil:


 







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