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    DIY tyre replacement
    on: Dec 28, 2019, 05.55 pm
    Dec 28, 2019, 05.55 pm
    Another hoop done, 4k miles on the rear and its time to go. Its been a long time since I have fitted a tyre myself, but I seen a deal on the XL Moto tyre machine. Its a manual affair, so wasnt expecting a haslle free swap over... and I was right. First issue was the spindle doesnt fit the back wheel so a spacer required. Just knocked up a bit of wood on the lathe. This may not have helped with the operation of the kit, I will make up a proper spacer from aluminium. I might actually devise some sort of threaded post to clamp the wheel down and hold the removal arm. Tyre removal wasnt too bad, but no where near as slick as the promo video  :156:. Putting the new tyre on was a...... challenge. The head on the machine just kept popping up and I couldnt get the last 8" onto the rim. If I modify the spindle and make everything more rigid that may do it. I also put my space heater onto the tyre for while but had to resort to the levers in the end.
    I should have video'd it but not many websites allow that type of language  :233:
    The wheel took a bit of friendly fire.... but wasnt immaculate before I started the assault on it so Im not too bothered, but I wouldnt attempt a pristine wheel for someone. I mixed some silver alloy wheel paint with some Mercedes Osbian Black and touched up the marks.. noy too bad a match.

    So 7 out of 10 for the tyre changer, I will also put some bits of carpet or rubber in a few places to help protect the rim.

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    Re: DIY tyre replacement
    Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2019, 08.20 pm
    Dec 28, 2019, 08.20 pm
    I use this spacer and it goes great.

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    Re: DIY tyre replacement
    Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2019, 08.31 pm
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    I have one like the one in the following photo:



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    Re: DIY tyre replacement
    Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2019, 08.32 pm
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    Nice one Digital, is that M14 threaded rod? do you run a nut either side of the arem as well.... mine is similar but different see below



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    Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2019, 09.13 pm
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    Correct, the bar is M14.

    The spacers are made of plastic and its interior is threaded.

    Look at the photo to see if you can see the threaded hole.

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    Re: DIY tyre replacement
    Reply #5 on: Dec 28, 2019, 09.51 pm
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    Excellent, where did you get the cones?

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    Reply #6 on: Dec 28, 2019, 10.57 pm
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    I should look into getting such kit myself, more to do with having a go at replacing the TPMS batteries rather than tyres themselves.

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    Re: DIY tyre replacement
    Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2019, 03.39 pm
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    *Originally Posted by GavJ [+]
    Excellent, where did you get the cones?

    I bought them years ago in a wheel tool house. I don't know if I would find that sales house now.
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