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I got the e-mail from UPS saying the deliver date is today. I am going to try and demount and remount the tires with my friend and some long screw drivers. Is this possible? Any tricks or tips anyone have to make this go a little smoother other than plenty of beer which i already have. Thanks in advance.
 

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Take them to Gatto's off Babcock in Melbourne. They always do mine. $10 a tire. Not worth the hassle to me to use hand tools.
 

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I agree with Truegrit, not worth your time or knuckles trying to do them yourself
 

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What about buying the manual tire changer from Harbor Freight? Think that would be any help. I would like to be able to do it from home so i can change out tires for friends and if i dont like the Laws can take them back off to sell without spending the 60-80 dollars for tire changes.
 

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Use gas to soften the rubber....It only takes a little bit around both sides of the side wall....let them sit in the sun....Use lots of grease to help you get the tire off of the rim....GOOD LUCK.....Also I'll trade you my 28 zillas when you get tired of the 29.5s....
 

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no you need to sell them to me if you dont like but i think you'll like them after seeing that 05 foreman with them on there
 

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I hope so, heck even if i cant turn em ill just keep em in the garage to drool over. I get a ^%&^ everytime i see these tires.
 

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youll be able to turn them in 1st thats about it
 

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youll be able to turn them in 1st thats about it

At least till the gear sets come out for the new foremans and rincons in 6 monthes.....then look out....
 

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I keep catching stuff about new gear sets, what are there and who is making them? I seemed to missing something... THANKS
 

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I keep catching stuff about new gear sets, what are there and who is making them? I seemed to missing something... THANKS
 

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youll be able to turn them in 1st thats about it
In 1st they dont feel any bigger/heavier than the 589's. I can still pull a wheelie just like i could with the other tires. I didnt drive em to much because i have a small yard and didnt want to drive on the road that much, but had to make a 0-30ish run which felt just like it did before. I will try them out in some mud tomorrow to really see how much they bogged me down. But i think with the gear reduction (whenever they get em) i will spin them just like i did the 27's, if not better.
 

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I keep catching stuff about new gear sets, what are there and who is making them? I seemed to missing something... THANKS
nugent performance in texas is currently working on gear sets for the 05 foreman and the rincon..I have spoke with them and they said 6 to 8 monthes till they are done...this was a month ago..
 

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I got the e-mail from UPS saying the deliver date is today. I am going to try and demount and remount the tires with my friend and some long screw drivers. Is this possible? Any tricks or tips anyone have to make this go a little smoother other than plenty of beer which i already have. Thanks in advance.
I have the Harbor Freight tire changer..It cost about $40 and comes with the bead breaker.

I have change 6 sets of tires, but only small tires 25" and 26" Mudlites or Mudbugs.

It takes about 1 hour to remove all four tires and put them back on again.

I don't know if it is harder to mount large mud tires, but the stiffer the side wall the harder it is to mount.

$10 each is cheap to mount, but SPS wanted $25 and Performance wanted $40 each, I called Pep Boys and Big 10 and they won't mount ATV tires.

Tips:

1. Use soapy water before each step.

2. Put 5-20 lbs of air in the tire before you break the bead, seat the bead breaker deep into the lip and apply a steady pressure, rotate tire if required.

3. Mount rim face up, and using the point end of the bar pull the tire over the lip and then rotate half way until the tire comes off, pull the inside of the tire over the outside lip the same way.

4. Check tire rotation and put the inside face of the tire on first.

5. This is the hard part, squash one side of the tire as hard as possible into and down into the rim and use the hooked end of the bar to push and rotate the tire bead into the tire. This takes two people, or you can use ratchet straps to help.

6. Put 20-25 lbs or air in the tire until both beads pop.

Good Luck

Bones
 

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I would never attempt to try to change my tires myself... I always take them to the dealer or nearest tire center.
 

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I agree, you should take them to the nearest tire shop.

I was trying to offer assistance to those that wanted to do it themselves.

I have only been riding for 6 months and I am still learning new things all the time, I am not an expert on anything ATV.

The Positive side of ATV tires are:

1. ATV tires are low pressure tires.

2. ATV tires are made of soft rubber.

3. ATV tires seat at low pressure, 20-25 lbs.

4. ATV tires don't require balancing.

Thanks

Bones
 
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