Mounting Alpine yourself?

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    Am going over to the Darkside.. How diffecult is it to mount the Alpine run flat yourself? Have spare rear wheel

  • #2
    I mount my own tires, using a No-Mar tire changer without any problems...but I would not even try it without a tire changer, the side walls on any run flat are very stiff.

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    • #3
      Yep them sides are like a bear Rail does them but he uses good lube and I think he heat up the tire to make it softer so it can slip right onto the rim easier.

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      • #4
        I have never tried a run-flat (and probably won't) but I struggle with a non run-flat. Good luck.
        Richard
        Darksider #390
        Murgie's FAQ

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        • #5
          Put it in the sun for a few hours and then fit it. Makes it easier when its warmed up.
          GL1800 8A - TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 900

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          • #6
            Think I may just take it to the proes
            Thanks for the insight

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            • #7
              I mount my own with spoons and lots of lube. It's pretty easy to put the tire on. I have a more difficult time getting the tire off the rim. Particularly the last bead.

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              • #8
                I take the wheel to the tire shop. $10 to put the new tire on. I had taken off the motorcycle tire before I took it in.
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                • #9
                  I've watched the pros struggle with mounting a couple of these Alpin tires...naah, for the price, let 'em have the fun of mounting them!
                  Ken (IBA #50030) & Grace (IBA #62768)Tucson, AZ"Get busy living, or get busy dying." -Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption 1994ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕMy blog

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                  • #10
                    They are tuff, I have a tire machine and it's still tuff.
                    John

                    Dark Sider 1020
                    Michlin Alpin PA3 ZP
                    Centramatic Wheel Balancers

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