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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). 145 43.54%
No, I have a shop do it. 108 32.43%
I've done both. Depends on my mood/circumstances. 72 21.62%
I change attire every day. How's that a Sportster question? 8 2.40%
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Old 10th April 2022
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Another use for zip ties is for mounting tube tires...the tube is inflated just enough to round it out and placed in the tire then about 6 zip ties are used to force the beads together. Both beads are mounted at the same time and the valve stem is put through the rim hole and secured with a nut. The zip ties are then removed and there is no need to cut them, the locking tab can be released with a small screwdriver.
This method works great in my experience plus it is dang near impossible to pinch a tube this way.

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good plan, will try it next time I do a tire
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I let the shop do it. Change the oil myself though, insanely simple.
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I will... when retired... if still able to ride...
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I will... when retired... if still able to ride...
I got the wheel balancer, do it sometimes

But usually let my indy, I'm getting lazy in my old age
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