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Offline caveeagle

Tire change on 14" alum wheels.
« on: October 06, 2015, 10:17:34 pm »
Incident today.  .. damaged the sidewall of a front tire on our CF800.   I just ordered a replacement.  CST ABUZZ 26X9-14

I have replaced sportbike tires.  Is this tire something I can replace?  The Harbor Freight "mini tire changer" only works up to 12" wheels apparently.    I have a bead breaker that We used to remove my kid's motorcycle tires.  Is the rest of this doable?

What are you using for this job?
Mark

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Tire change on 14" alum wheels.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 10:41:04 pm »
Incident today.  .. damaged the sidewall of a front tire on our CF800.   I just ordered a replacement.  CST ABUZZ 26X9-14

I have replaced sportbike tires.  Is this tire something I can replace?  The Harbor Freight "mini tire changer" only works up to 12" wheels apparently.    I have a bead breaker that We used to remove my kid's motorcycle tires.  Is the rest of this doable?

What are you using for this job?
I use the next size up Harbor Freight tire machine. I think you can do without. These come off and go back on from the back side not the front like most others.
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Offline caveeagle

Re: Tire change on 14" alum wheels.
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 07:09:33 am »
This one?

http://www.harborfreight.com/manual-tire-changer-62317.html

So are you saying you can change time without this tool?  I have a bead breaker that I think will work.  I was just not sure how hard it was to slip the tire on/off the rim.   Like I said,  I have changed sportbike tires which is a bit of a wrestling match.  So I was just wondering if these were as hard to deal with.

Also,  do you worry about balancing these ?
Mark

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emersonsc

Re: Tire change on 14" alum wheels.
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 07:16:56 am »
This one?

http://www.harborfreight.com/manual-tire-changer-62317.html

So are you saying you can change time without this tool?  I have a bead breaker that I think will work.  I was just not sure how hard it was to slip the tire on/off the rim.   Like I said,  I have changed sportbike tires which is a bit of a wrestling match.  So I was just wondering if these were as hard to deal with.

Also,  do you worry about balancing these ?

ATV tires can be a real bear with out a machine. Spoons wont be of any help. Youve got to remember these tires are stiff and thick. They can fight you coming off and on.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Tire change on 14" alum wheels.
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 07:59:22 am »
This one?

http://www.harborfreight.com/manual-tire-changer-62317.html

So are you saying you can change time without this tool?  I have a bead breaker that I think will work.  I was just not sure how hard it was to slip the tire on/off the rim.   Like I said,  I have changed sportbike tires which is a bit of a wrestling match.  So I was just wondering if these were as hard to deal with.

Also,  do you worry about balancing these ?


Yeah, that's the machine I have. It does work pretty well when mounted to the floor. These CFMoto wheels with these tires break and cone off easier then any other that I have done but they are still going to be tough without a machine of some type. Like emersonsc  says, ATV tires because of their design are a little harder to mount and dismount then automotive tires.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Tilt windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Tire change on 14" alum wheels.
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 03:35:58 pm »
Unless you plan on doing multiple tires  I would just stop by a tire shop. I did my last set with tire irons. It wasn't any fun but I did get them done.
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