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View Poll Results: Do you change your Sportster's tires yourself? Or hire it out?
Yes, I change my own tires (with or without a friend's help). 124 42.76%
No, I have a shop do it. 94 32.41%
I've done both. Depends on my mood/circumstances. 64 22.07%
I change attire every day. How's that a Sportster question? 8 2.76%
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I've not read the whole thread but I thought this might be of interest.
Just built my own bead breaker which i copied from a friend's design. I've borrowed his before and it makes light work of the job.
I like it. Used to get by with a 2x4 board and my truck bumper. as a bead breaker. Gonna download your image if ya don't mind.
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I do it on the XL 1200 C with steel rims, I do not on my R75/5 aluminum wheels...
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I did my own last time. Only problem was I thought it wasn't necessary to remove the rotors. I managed to warp both just slightly. Won't make that mistake again.
Rotor fit perfectly in a milk crate, I use one as my way to fit/remove tire.
I use the tie wrap method.
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