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Sorry for all the recent posts but I'm trying to do everything on my bike myself. Can anyone give me tips for putting a new rear tire on? It is the biggest pain in the *** EVER. I tried the screwdriver thing with no luck, and i dont wanna buy a spoon because they are somewhat expensive. I'm also replacing the stick pinion with a 10 tooth one but I'm trouble getting the pinion off. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Changing the tire and replacing the pinion can be very aggravating. Alot of pinion threads are glued on with sealer. I take the bearing clip off the inside of the bell thru the bell hole and pull the whole bell and gear out of the housing and put the bell in a vise. Sometomes you need power tools to break the pinion loose. A 10 is a very high pinion gear unless you have alot of horsepower. Better to go to a smaller rear gear.
 

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Changing the tire and replacing the pinion can be very aggravating. Alot of pinion threads are glued on with sealer. I take the bearing clip off the inside of the bell thru the bell hole and pull the whole bell and gear out of the housing and put the bell in a vise. Sometomes you need power tools to break the pinion loose. A 10 is a very high pinion gear unless you have alot of horsepower. Better to go to a smaller rear gear.
Thank you for telling me this, now I can just keep the old pinion on which is kind of a relief. Any tips on putting the tire on?
 

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I took mine to a tire place to put the final bead in place then I got a $40 tire changer so next time I don't have these problems. The problem is how to you keep the whole wheel from moving around while working with it.
I go to SP4L and for $50 or $55 + $20 S/H & get two complete slick tires, rims and tubes ready to roll, minus the bearings and spacer. A tire alone is $25.
 

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I took mine to a tire place to put the final bead in place then I got a $40 tire changer so next time I don't have these problems. The problem is how to you keep the whole wheel from moving around while working with it.
I go to SP4L and for $50 or $55 + $20 S/H & get two complete slick tires, rims and tubes ready to roll, minus the bearings and spacer. A tire alone is $25.
Is the tire changer a crowbar type tool?
 

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you could just take it to a shop where they service scooters. they could probably help you out.... I use a tool used to change bike tires. Takes a little more muscle but gets the job done with no problems if you take your time do it carefully. You can pick a tire tool at any reputable bike shop in your area...

Glad to help you out. this is a forum... most people who come through here are just reading old posts and finding the info they need, so alot of people dont reply, I suggest you start using the search button to find out what you need to know, alot of it is already somewhere around here.

Cheers.
 

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cmon, 77 views and only 7 replies? No one has any idea on how to get the tire on the rim?

You need to heat up the tire in the sun to help it stretch,,,then you lube the rim bead with wd40,,,with two eight dollar flat bars to change dirtbike tires you install the tire like a bmx bike...........changing tires aint rocket science and easy to find out how on youtube..............
 

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The tire changer is just like the big ones only smaller. Has different tools, every tool works off the center rod. It goes over that and you go all the way around to take the bead off, and another tool to put the bead back, plus the wheel is locked down so it can't turn on you.
 

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