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post #1 of 10 Old Mar 11th, 2016, 1:30 am Thread Starter
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Help with mounting/balancing a rear tire.

Hello,

I am looking for someone in or near the San Jose area who has a rig to mount and balance a rear tire on the LT (I Can bring the wheel off the bike).

I am getting frustrated & fed up with the lousy service & lack of response from Santa Clara Motorcycles, so I would like to buy the tire online and find someone who can mount it for me at minimal cost or for a 6 pack

Thank you so much.
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post #2 of 10 Old Mar 11th, 2016, 6:14 am
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Re: Help with mounting/balancing a rear tire.

You can change your own tires with a minimum of equipment.
Technique is important, as is a good bead breaker.
Mark Parnes balancer is a good option. BMW Motorcycle Wheel Balancer


Here's my low tech tire changing technique. I used an old car rim for a work surface but a picnic table will do. Just be careful not to damage brake rotors.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/bike-tal...ng-my-way.html

Here's a low tech bead breaker:
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Re: Help with mounting/balancing a rear tire.

You are welcome to come by the house...

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i do not use cal moto for nothing thing will drive 50 miles to not give them money that go for there sister store in livermore. the people in both stores are a$$holes. hear san jose is good

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i do not use cal moto for nothing thing will drive 50 miles to not give them money that go for there sister store in livermore. the people in both stores are a$$holes. hear san jose is good
I am sorry I don't understand.....can you elaborate ?
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the dealer your trying to use is the worst in the bay area. go to san jose bmw or adventure designs in hayward. san caiar

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the dealer your trying to use is the worst in the bay area. go to san jose bmw or adventure designs in hayward. san caiar
Yeah the place in Hayward wants $35 on top of the tire price. Is it Santa Clara motorcycles that you are saying is the worst or another shop?

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You are welcome to come by the house...

Ride Western North Carolina** Murphy, NC 28906
I think he would need a new tire just to get to your place....

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Re: Help with mounting/balancing a rear tire.

After being screwed over HARD by the dealership, I bought my own tire changing equipment, and a local BMW Club guy taught me how to use it all. I only have a couple hundred dollars in tools and equipment. I get my tires from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. The first time I changed my own tire, I used a 2x6 and my truck to break the bead. Now I have a proper $50 bead breaker. The BMW Club guy also sold me a box full of extra tools, like spoons and a balancer. Trust me, it was well worth the investment!
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Re: Help with mounting/balancing a rear tire.

Just about any car shop has a changer that will mount and do a Motorcycle tire. You can balance with Dyna Beads
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