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Old 11-07-2018, 12:40 AM   #1
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Is it really that hard to mount and balance motorcycle tires and wheels...I'm sure someone has done this..I've watched a few videos somebody give me some input
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Can be, but, if you have good quality tire tools, it makes it easier. Tire spoons suck ass, but are a cheap alternative to a tire mounter. Get yourself some tire bead lube.
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:01 AM   #3
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I considered taking them to a bike shop...guy told me $90 for front and rear hoops mount and balance he has the machine to mount and balance
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It takes muscles, plus if you're an amateur, you have to re-learn it every season or 2. Plenty of how-to youtube videos. You can even do your car tires!!!
Last summer it took me 1.5 hours to do my front wheel, Woh… saw I put the tire on backwards, so I had to do it over!!!
But that only took half an hour, because I had just re-learned how to do it.
Get a bead breaker on ebay for less than $100, that's a must have.
We have a local tire shop that will recycle any tire for $5.
If you're well funded and building a DIY shop, buy a powered tire changer.
I got one of these:

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Old 11-07-2018, 02:05 PM   #5
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That's a good looking bead breaker...I'll probably take them to the shop $90 ain't too bad
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