I can do it for a few bucks or whatever you would like to leave for a tip. I have changed garden tractor tires up to tires for a 16,000 lb. 5th wheel camper. I do it all by hand using a tire lever bar that has plastic tips. I have never scratched an aluminum wheel. Here is my set up: Changing tires on a GL1800 wheel PM me for contact info.
Anyone in central Illinois? Bought a new p1 and a spare rim to use as my 1st time darkside. I saw someone that listed their # with 618 area code, southern Illinois I believe. Would prefer closer if possible, will try myself if nobody near
I assume you will be bringing in your tire and not the bike. You don't want to make this a long adventure. More time for someone to get curious. Just pop in with your tire/wheel and the new one and ask for a mount and a lot of times they will do it right then or you might have to wait until a tire guy frees up. If they ask about the wheel, just say a buddy gave it to you for your trailer and you have no idea what they came off of and that's why you brought it in.
If you go to the more independent tire stores and not the chains they seem more flexible. I also ask them not to balance it.
Since I use Ride-on in my tires, it handles my balancing, and I sure don't want wheel weights on that tire.
I live in Plant City / Brandon area and used local shops around the area with no problem.. You can also try the chain stores and they will likely work as well.
And just in case you decide to use a directional tire, make sure to tell them its for the left side of the trailer. Most tires are not directional.
Once you get your tire installed, then that will now be your go to place for future installs as they will remember you. Also mention that when your car/truck needs tires, they will be your new store ;-)
Helps to add a little sugar along the way.. And if one shop says they don't bother with single tires, just try another one. I did that several times as well. No Biggie.
I get my tires from TireRack like a lot of us do, and it is WAY cheaper than getting a dealer to get you one. BTW, I also use a Runflat.. Bridgestone Driveguard
If you use a Runflat, make sure to let them know, as it is a slightly harder tire to install and you don't want some tire jockey going crazy on your rim ;-)
However, at the moment I don't have an extra tire. My extra is on the bike so I can save the good one for my trip in September. When I get back, whats left on the trip tire will be available for someone to try out. ?
Yes, I'm still down here in the Arkansas River Valley. I always have a couple of tires on extra rims for someone to try. If you would like to try one for a day or so, then come on down sometime. Laying that bike over and doing a tire change will take less than 30 minutes . It would be pretty easy to get a couple hundred miles on a tire in a day. That should give you enough information to decide if you would like to continue with this darkside thing.
Hi all. After some discussion, arrangements have been made for the Spring Ride In. It will be held at the Baymont Best Western, 701 Pike St., Marietta, Ohio 45750. The phone there is 740-374-9660.
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