SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking Discussion and chat on all topics and technical stuff related to the SV650 and SV1000
Need Help: Try Searching before posting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 17-03-24, 01:30 PM   #11
garynortheast
Member
Mega Poster
 
garynortheast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mid Wales
Posts: 2,499
Default Re: Tyre change

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeRYoung View Post
Bead breaking: an 8" C-Clamp
Balancing: static with axle on a couple of jack stands


I find the long handled bead breaker easier to use than a g clamp. It also gives me a useful platform from which to work.
garynortheast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-24, 02:12 PM   #12
redtrummy
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: N W Leicestershire
Posts: 253
Default Re: Tyre change

I would be interested in knowing the process you use in changing a tyre. There is a ytube vid using a piece of rope to get a tyre off - looked too easy!
redtrummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-24, 03:12 PM   #13
garynortheast
Member
Mega Poster
 
garynortheast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mid Wales
Posts: 2,499
Default Re: Tyre change

When I get the time I'll do a write up, and maybe when I next change a tyre I'll do a video.
garynortheast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-03-24, 05:50 PM   #14
Ruffy
Member
 
Ruffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: nr. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Posts: 321
Default Re: Tyre change

Quote:
Originally Posted by garynortheast View Post
I have one of these for the bead.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/176246479...mis&media=COPY

These days as far as balancing goes I don't! Tyres are much more accurately made now and as long as the red dot goes by the valve you shouldn't have a problem. What needs balancing is the wheel, and once that's done it won't need doing again.
I'm sure someone will have a different opinion on this but my view is formed from 8 or 9 years of changing my own tyres.

A bead breaker, a tub of tyre soap, rim protectors, and a selection of decent quality tyre levers is all you need, along with the determination to learn how to do the job.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeRYoung View Post
Bead breaking: an 8" C-Clamp
Balancing: static with axle on a couple of jack stands
Thanks both. Definitely food for thought.

I've seen several DIY 'heath robinson' rigs for beab-braking and balancing (and Gary you're not the only one who I've heard suggesting that balancing is less necessary nowadays - at least for smaller tyres at legal road speeds.)

I will probably have at least a couple of sets to change this year so I may indulge myself in a few bits and pieces and learn. (Being the family maintainer overseeing multiple vehicles can be a double edged sword!)
__________________
Spannering the wife's SV650S K5 pointy in Black, and son's SV650 X curvy in Blue.
RIP SV650 X curvy, crashed and written off December 2019.
I'm (procrastinating about) fixing up an old Yamaha FZ600 to get myself fully back on the road.
Ruffy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tyre change, zip tie method... Specialone Bikes - Talk & Issues 6 02-06-14 11:50 AM
DIY Tyre change? daveyrach SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 11 18-08-12 07:31 PM
Tyre - should I change it? SUPERSTARDJ01 Bikes - Talk & Issues 7 26-03-12 10:14 AM
A tyre thread.... For a change. Owenski Tyres 5 16-07-09 06:37 PM
How not to change a tyre Stu Bikes - Talk & Issues 32 06-06-07 11:19 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.