Pocketbike Forum banner

1 - 20 of 75 Posts

·
Ninja Racer
Joined
·
2,767 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
im getting ready for a race and that means im usually fixing any thing that needs it, testing setups, fine tuning, spare parts and tools collection
i had to totally clean my carb and i was tired of the crappy access so i cut a slot in the body big enough for my hand to turn the idle, my air fuel is also right there
also since my carb was dirty my bike was quite hard to start and i got tired of that real quick, its a stock 160cc motor but it is still a push especially after the fifth one, and the kickback is strong
so i had got a frd de-comp for the 160 when i get the 184 kit cause i dont wanna go through that again like the 146, i put it on and you can turn the motor over with your hand, its soooo easy, the plunger didnt pop back like its supposed to but maybe its not hi comp enough, no sweat i just pulled it out, i also felt some leaking from there, not a lot but i was kinda worried till i rode it and it didnt feel slower at all
got my rear tires in order, this is what the slicks look like compared to the maxxis, very close
the front pic is my race maxxis compared to a stock tire and a front slick
the maxxis is a 3.5 10 and i love it, it makes the front and rear tires the same height so im not tilted to the front, the stock tire is 90/65 10 and the slick is 80/90 10
S, thats the rim its going on, you will hafta tap the other side to do duals
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,856 Posts
Yep no problem i'll probably bring my cordless drill and tap. Just incase if it would need to he used.
Nice to see you getting her ready for the track.
Now I'm down to just doing some body repairs. I'm probably going out for some practice this weekend.
 

·
Ninja Racer
Joined
·
2,767 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
well that might have been the easiest tire change ever
ive decided to offer anyone on this site or the other one i co-own to change their tires for them if they pay for all the shipping and a small amount to my boss so he thinks its a good idea
i cant guarantee anything but ill try my best of course, take your own rotors/sprockets off to save weight
 

Attachments

·
Banned
Joined
·
24,145 Posts
I got a $40 portable tire changer for 4 to 12" rims, haven't used it yet but has all kinds of bars and tools to rip the tire off. Northern Tools in South Carolina.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,856 Posts
well that might have been the easiest tire change ever
ive decided to offer anyone on this site or the other one i co-own to change their tires for them if they pay for all the shipping and a small amount to my boss so he thinks its a good idea
i cant guarantee anything but ill try my best of course, take your own rotors/sprockets off to save weight
oh the wheel looks niiiicccccceeeeee!

I got a $40 portable tire changer for 4 to 12" rims, haven't used it yet but has all kinds of bars and tools to rip the tire off. Northern Tools in South Carolina.
I have that same one your talking about. I trashed a brandnew rear slick using it.lol i tried soapy water like crazy. I suppose it was more of my fault though. I wouldn't give up for s***! I only tried using it on my slicks though........ I do like and think it can be useful.
 

·
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNIS
Joined
·
1,278 Posts
And they can cut there old tire off and buy a new tire online or PayPal you the money and ship the new tire to you or you order it for them to save weight to ship just the rim to u also
Just a thought
 

·
Ninja Racer
Joined
·
2,767 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
S, thanks bro, np, if i run accross any yamaha blue i know what to do lol
i just feel bad for people like Swheels that messed a tire up when i could have done it in a minute, you cant get some of these tires anymore...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,856 Posts
S, thanks bro, np, if i run accross any yamaha blue i know what to do lol
i just feel bad for people like Swheels that messed a tire up when i could have done it in a minute, you cant get some of these tires anymore...
Lol Blitz it was my stubbornness that really destroyed the tire. I was like your NOT! Gonna get the best of me. Lol i new the risk but i had to keep going.lol so now i just keep the tire as a reminder.lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
I got a $40 portable tire changer for 4 to 12" rims, haven't used it yet but has all kinds of bars and tools to rip the tire off. Northern Tools in South Carolina.
I just ordered my tires. Should be here next week from the other coast.

EPR, are you in SC? If so we need to get together and try that tire changer out!!

Blitz that shiny new slick looks mean. Looking forward to running with you guys
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,856 Posts
I just ordered my tires. Should be here next week from the other coast.

EPR, are you in SC? If so we need to get together and try that tire changer out!!

Blitz that shiny new slick looks mean. Looking forward to running with you guys
What tires did you end up going with?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
24,145 Posts
I wish I was back there, that's Nascar Country. I am 70 miles north of San Francisco in a redwood forest, the best part is you hardly ever see the highway patrol,lol. I paid $40 to get my new tire mounted, the tire cost $32 it had some goop inside to seal it and to pick up the rim and wet sand it smooth and took it back and they put the new scooter rear tire on and it leaked after all the money and work. Next time I am running a tube inside, tubless or not,lol.
The tire changer is sweet has a bottom plate w/ 4 hole s to mount it where ever you want. I think shipping was pretty cheap onsale. Will post some photos soon. It looks Heavy Duty, it's just for 4" to 12" wheels so its perfect for pocket bikes and it fits in a small box, so you can take it with you,lol.
I try to put a wide X7 new tire on before ended up taking it to the tire shop for $10 and they did the last bead on it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
638 Posts
I wish I was back there, that's Nascar Country. I am 70 miles north of San Francisco in a redwood forest, the best part is you hardly ever see the highway patrol,lol. I paid $40 to get my new tire mounted, the tire cost $32 it had some goop inside to seal it and to pick up the rim and wet sand it smooth and took it back and they put the new scooter rear tire on and it leaked after all the money and work. Next time I am running a tube inside, tubless or not,lol.
The tire changer is sweet has a bottom plate w/ 4 hole s to mount it where ever you want. I think shipping was pretty cheap onsale. Will post some photos soon. It looks Heavy Duty, it's just for 4" to 12" wheels so its perfect for pocket bikes and it fits in a small box, so you can take it with you,lol.
I try to put a wide X7 new tire on before ended up taking it to the tire shop for $10 and they did the last bead on it.
i am shocked my rear holds air...LOL i had to cut the old tire off with a grinder and hit the lip of the rim several times, as well as buggered up the edge of the bead on the new one a bit too marcelo... but its stayed at 33psi for over a week now....:D
 

·
Ninja Racer
Joined
·
2,767 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
my first maxxis died on a small tire changer, two dum guys with long levers make a bead go POP
the most important thing people dont know is why the tire comes on and off like it does....the cutaway in the center
the bead must be in this groove to have enough room to go egg shaped for a second and come off
on the little tires both beads must be pinched together in the groove while the second side goes on
if the bottom slightly seats or is near seat, the top of the tire wont stretch enough to go on
i thought about doing a video but its been so freakin hot
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
Changing small, tubeless tires is rather difficult the first few times. The first time i changes my kart tires, i thought it was impossible. I could now do it using a tire iron only twice, and do all 4 in a 10 minutes (off with the old, and new ones back on!). Some can do it in under 2 minutes lol. There is a bit of a trick to it, but it doesnt work as well with narrow rims/tall tires...

I changed the rear tire on my X18 like 2 weeks ago and it took alot more muscle than i expected. Just keep a level head and dont go overboard! You dont want to ruin a perfectly good tire.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
638 Posts
my first maxxis died on a small tire changer, two dum guys with long levers make a bead go POP
the most important thing people dont know is why the tire comes on and off like it does....the cutaway in the center
the bead must be in this groove to have enough room to go egg shaped for a second and come off
on the little tires both beads must be pinched together in the groove while the second side goes on
if the bottom slightly seats or is near seat, the top of the tire wont stretch enough to go on
i thought about doing a video but its been so freakin hot

haha i know about the groove being needed, i just didnt have tire irons....all i had were flat blade screwdrivers...and the time i did it was litterally 102* and 80%humidity, that whole level head thing wasnt quite present..LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
You can also try setting the tire out in the sun before you try to get it on (or take it off). It will heat up and soften the rubber, hopefully making it a bit (or sometimes alot!) easier to handle)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
638 Posts
You can also try setting the tire out in the sun before you try to get it on (or take it off). It will heat up and soften the rubber, hopefully making it a bit (or sometimes alot!) easier to handle)
oh this tire spent half the day in the sun and it still didnt want to go...LOL sprayed the heck outta it with soapy water too... it was so hot that stuff would evaporate in about a minute flat... wasnt fun at all...LOL hopefully the front goes easier...that shows up friday...
 

·
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNIS
Joined
·
1,278 Posts
I always found the front way easier than the back I've done about 10 of them now I learned my lesson on the first one tho
And a tire machine even tho the one I use is in no way made for these is still works good with a few shims and rags LOL
 
1 - 20 of 75 Posts
Top