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Old 04-02-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Don't ever change tires on a pit bike.

I spent this last week when I got a chance changing out my 12" pit bike tire from the street rubber back to the dirt rubber. I bought some spoons and between that along with my tire changer had a fuck of a time getting the last few inches of bead around the rim. Those little beads are tight as hell, I thought for sure I was going to tear one up and have to buy a new tire. I ended up putting an extension bar on one of the spoons and almost bent the thing in half. 5Toez and I swapped the rubber last year for some parking lot races at the Gap and I never needed the street tires after that. Now that I am setting up a track in my back yard I wanted the dirt tires again.

Fuck that I will never change them out again. Anyone need some 12 street tires for cheep?
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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I think that's probably why a lot of people just keep to sets of wheels with different tires on them....
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:14 PM   #3
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Seriously, I HATED doing small diameter tires. Bruce did mine at the Gap as well that year, I watched and learned, and since...they aren't that bad to do.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:11 PM   #4
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Jon swaps out his knobbys for his streets or vice versa all the time on his 50 with no issues...although he has duct tape on the inside of the rims to keep from cutting the tires...maybe hes got some kinda trick.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:12 PM   #5
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I HAVE become QUITE the tire guy....we did Timmys Busa tires in about 10 min.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:54 PM   #7
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Small dirt-bike and moped tires suck ass...

I use 3 spoons normally... but to get the old ones off... I hack-saw them right through the tread and side-wall to the rim... then, use some dykes or (if I can fit it) a dremel to cut the metal ring that's in the lip. Then just peel the tire/tube off and install new one.

I hate tires. With a passion.
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What size/type tires are they Matt?
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:50 AM   #9
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They are on 12 inch rims and the street tire were from a scooter and dirt tire were stock. Me and Bruce caught them pretty hard at the gap last year but I forgot just how hard. I don't care now because the dirt tires are staying on for life. I will stick to big rims.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:55 PM   #10
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I had a lot of trouble with my 10" pit bike tires. I kept popping tubes getting the tires back on.
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