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Offline spitzerscott

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Front Tire Change
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:06:17 AM »
What am I looking at to change the front tires on our dragster?  We have the 22x2.5x17, can we change these by hand or do we need something special?

Offline dreracecar

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Re: Front Tire Change
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 10:22:26 AM »
Ifs its a modern rim and tire, I prefer have it done on a machine that grabs the rim, too old to chase the rim around the floor using spoons and the tires have stronger beads and the rim seats are taller. Wire wheels and Avons you can install by bare hands

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Re: Front Tire Change
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 10:24:04 AM »
We have Weld series 96 wheels

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Re: Front Tire Change
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 05:51:15 PM »
We have a local motorcycle shop change ours for us.
10.oo to mount and balance.....

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Re: Front Tire Change
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 06:26:26 PM »
We have a local motorcycle shop change ours for us.
10.oo to mount and balance.....

Money well spent. They are a bear to change with tire irons. Unforgiving side wall and stiff bead plus the valve stem on the narrow rim can be problematic, depending on the rim profile.

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Re: Front Tire Change
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 08:03:56 PM »
Yes the Goodyear or Hoosiers suck to mount take them to a motorcycle shop

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Re: Front Tire Change
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 03:53:24 PM »
doing a leak test today, I may have a bad valve stem seal on the inside of the rim.

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Re: Front Tire Change
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 08:57:25 AM »
doing a leak test today, I may have a bad valve stem seal on the inside of the rim.

Very common.  Wonder if silicone skim on the seal would make them last longer.  It's frustrating having it leak.

Yes, take anything but an AVON (moped tire style) to a machine.  I've fought the fight, it sucks.
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