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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2015, 10:58:05 pm »
Thanks, Rev.  I imagine Google has all I need to know on how to change one out. If there are gotchas, though, please share...
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2015, 11:49:06 pm »
Thanks, Rev.  I imagine Google has all I need to know on how to change one out. If there are gotchas, though, please share...

If it's rubber, it's easiest to use the appropriate tool for the job available at Tractor Supply or most decent auto parts jobbers.
If it's metal, even a caveman can do it......  with pliers if need be.

Here's an example of the special tool for rubber ones.
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/slimereg%3B-valve-insertion-tool?cm_vc=-10005
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2015, 12:59:51 am »
Is a new valve stem mandatory, as well? 

Installing the right angle ones is nice for adding air and for checking the pressure. (I know there are sensors in the tires I just like to double check from time to time)
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2015, 03:12:09 am »
Is a new valve stem mandatory, as well? 

Installing the right angle ones is nice for adding air and for checking the pressure. (I know there are sensors in the tires I just like to double check from time to time)
No sensors in the C-10's tires unless you add them aftermarket.  I have 45 degree angle stems on my 06 and straight on my 86 and 90 degree ones on my 2000.  I think I like the right angle ones best too.  Still hard to get that stinkin' tire chuck in there just right sometimes. BTW, it's my opinion that pointing them out the right side of the rim is best since it is the easier access side when the bike is in the sidestand.
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2015, 11:02:08 am »
I found a video of the bag trick:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BbdPPwjKQlI
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2015, 12:17:34 pm »
Wow. Sure enough... Except you don't need soapy water out any lube at all. That's the point with the bag trick.
No lube, no helper, both beads at the same time aactually. BAM!
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #56 on: February 08, 2015, 12:36:28 pm »
Here are the closest things I could find on YouTube. The "clinker tire"  is closest, but he's working way too hard.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=S6WPzRRJLpA


https://youtube.com/watch?v=P6sH8WRl6yI
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2015, 07:23:23 pm »
I wonder if you could wedge a garbage bag between a mounted tire and the rim, and get the tire off using this trick in reverse. I guess the trick would be getting enough leverage, since you wouldn't be pushing against the rim, but rather pulling away from it.
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2015, 08:31:37 pm »
I occasionally mount tires on Model T Clincher Rims.
The bag trick will help!
One trick I haven't seen mentioned is;
Before you mount the tire, set it out in the Sun to heat up.
Makes a huge difference...

Hmmm, (at this time) I guess the folks up North would have to put the tire near the furnace...  :'(

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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2015, 09:21:44 pm »
Yep, tried the plastic trash bag trick to mount my PR3.  It works like a charm!!! :beerchug:  It may have taken a little over a minute.  Thanks for the tip.
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2015, 01:33:34 am »
See, I ain't completely stoopud!  :beerchug:




I predict black trash bags to be the new "Harbor Freight Tire Machine.   :rotflmao:"
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Re: $500 for a set of C-10 tires installed?
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2015, 11:37:03 am »
Whoops, my trash bag was white.  Maybe that's why it took over 1 minute.  I did find that I should have bunched the bag up in the middle of the rim before laying the tire on it.  After the first bead went over the rim (in seconds) the bag was stretched very tight across the rim.  When the second bead didn't fall over the rims edge immediately, I pulled the bag out, a little, in the middle for some slack.  Leaned onto the tire and it popped on.  The only thing I had to use Ru-Glyde for was the new valve stem and it popped in with no effort at all.

FYI:  The PR3 I installed took 1.25 oz. to balance (180 out from the valve stem).  That seemed like a lot since the BT45 I took off required no weights.  I broke the bead on the PR3 and spun it 180 degrees without removing the weights.  The tire was still perfectly balanced.  So I guess it's true that these tires are very well balanced to begin with and don't need the valve stem alignment dot.