Changing front tires SC

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Changing front tires SC

Postby ajhbike » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:29 am

I have 2 completely blown front tires. What is the proper way to jack up the front so I can change 1 at a time? I have a low profile floor jack. I don't have hoist/lift.

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Re: Changing front tires SC

Postby Urbish » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:35 am

Run one tire up on to a block, and voila! The other one will be off the ground for you to remove and work on it. Make sure it's a tall block since you will won't have the height of the inflated tire from the one on the block when you put the new one back on.
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Re: Changing front tires SC

Postby ajhbike » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:47 pm

Got it thanks...don't want to have to buy a farm jack just for this. May as well do the bearings while I am there.

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Re: Changing front tires SC

Postby ajhbike » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:50 pm

Urbish-your idea with the block of week worked well, thanks! Breaking the bead wasn't so easy. I ended up cutting the tire around the sidewall on both sides and removed the donut I had made. That made it easier to break the bead since the tire was rusted to the rim. I had never seen this (but that ain't saying much) but there were about 8 thin wires along the bead I had to cut with a grinder. But, whatever....off they came, ground on the rim for a while, used straight dawn dish soap to slide on the new tubes and tires, changed an inside bearing (Napa), packed it up with grease and back in business! Took a celebratory ride around the neighborhood!

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Re: Changing front tires SC

Postby Urbish » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:24 am

I bought one of these some time ago for breaking the bead on tires. I doubt it would work on a rear tractor tire that was rusted to the rim, but I have had much success breaking the bead on fronts as well as small trailer wheels and the wheels for my Willys.

https://www.harborfreight.com/bead-breaker-92961.html
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Re: Changing front tires SC

Postby ajhbike » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:59 am

Yep, could have used that. The 2 x 4 with car weight didn't work. I razor cut around the tire about 1" above the rim which allowed me to hammer/slip a cats paw and break the bead. The bear was cutting the wires, but after sucking in some burnt rubber it worked. Using straight dish soap really helped...I had always diluted it in the past.


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