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    Dunlop Roadsmart IV's. I mount them myself.

    My bike is a 2019 R1250RT, 10214 miles. Time for a new pair of shoes.
    Off with the old:
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    On with the new:
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    I mark the wheel's heavy side. Do not assume it is the valve stem:
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    Mount new tires:
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    Balance new tires. I double-check and triple-check the balance:
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    I went ahead and completed the 12K final drive service (at 10214 miles). New tires ready to roll:
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    Thats an interesting tire tool you have there. I'm not familiar with it. Who makes it?

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    I expect many miles of great riding on my brand new Dunlop Roadsmart IV tires:
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    Olmaxmotors

    Quote Originally Posted by motormike View Post
    Thats an interesting tire tool you have there. I'm not familiar with it. Who makes it?
    That is an Olmaxmotors Tyre Changer. Lukas Werner makes these: http://www.olmaxmotors.pl/index.php/...e-changer-2020 .

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    This is pretty cool

    I almost missed it as it looked like a tire question. I will add a bit to your title so others can follow along.

    Thanks for the effort.

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    Excellent post

    I have a no mar tire changing kit. Brian Hinton will be coming down from Wetumpka, AL today to mount some tires. Iíll be taking some video for our YouTube channel.

    Road Smart IVís are what Iíll be mounting on my bike this fall, hopefully myself. I failed at it last time. Tire kept spinning on the rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    I have a no mar tire changing kit. Brian Hinton will be coming down from Wetumpka, AL today to mount some tires. I’ll be taking some video for our YouTube channel.

    Road Smart IV’s are what I’ll be mounting on my bike this fall, hopefully myself. I failed at it last time. Tire kept spinning on the rim.
    Keeping the tire from spinning is easy with the right tool. The Yellow Thing https://www.nomartirechanger.com/ac-yellowthing.html it's a must have in my opinion. If I need help its because the sidewalls are so stiff I can't keep them down into the valley and work the tools.

    After a cup of coffee I then thought your problem may be that the wheel spins in the mounts, I'd be sure they are clean and you turn the tightening mount as much as you can. If it still slips you can use a tie down to secure the wheel to the arm of the no mar
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    Nice job, but how is the tire changer tool anchored to the ground? I can't imagine it's not. A pic would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craydds View Post
    That is an Olmaxmotors Tyre Changer. Lukas Werner makes these: http://www.olmaxmotors.pl/index.php/...e-changer-2020 .
    What's the shipping cost to the US?
    Where are you located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    ÖRoad Smart IVís are what Iíll be mounting on my bike this fall, hopefully myself..
    Mounting a rear GT tire is a contest of will. I did a Dunlop RS3 GT yesterday for a friend. I use the yellow thing, lots of lube, a mojo lever, and a strap to keep the rim from spinning in the No-Mar cam blocks. All those help.

    But the difference maker for me has been a change in technique: instead of trying to squeeze both sidewalls into the limited drop center opposite the current position of the tool head, I mash the top sidewall straight down, causing it to buckle. I do that by pressing straight down with my hands right behind the tool head. Mash, then torque the lever, gaining a few more inches, mash again, repeat.

    The rear GT tires are so stiff that trying to pinch both top and bottom beads simultaneously into the drop center is simply too hard. But the sidewalls will buckle from convex to concave if you mash down at their apex on the top side.

    It also helps a lot if you set the tire in the sun for 30 minutes before mounting. Yesterday we had a cool overcast day, and had to work with a cool tire ó and it was a challenge just to get the first bead to slip over the upper rim.

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