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  • #46
    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    He spun the tire until is was slick and bald.
    Not dry rotted.

    -D
    The previous owner wore the tire that far. I don't think it was so much spinning the tire but just a lot of miles. The front tire was worn the same amount.
    OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

    THINK HARDER

    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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    • #47
      Wow! 50,000 miles on a mini-bike.
      Mad respect ! HA !

      -D
      DZER

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      • #48
        Must be the front.. back would need something to drive the wheel.. look like Dolley wheels .

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        • #49
          Heat will usually soften most glues enough to make them "pliable" enough to work. Heat the rim to around 150-200F and you should be able to break the seal.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by 754 View Post
            Must be the front.. back would need something to drive the wheel.. look like Dolley wheels .
            Yes, that was the front tire and rim. I forgot to take pics of the rear tire when I was taking it off.
            OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

            THINK HARDER

            BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

            MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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            • #51
              Originally posted by SLK001 View Post
              Heat will usually soften most glues enough to make them "pliable" enough to work. Heat the rim to around 150-200F and you should be able to break the seal.
              I got it off now using the tool that I made to put in one of my arbor presses. There was no glue in the tire, just a lot of rust.
              OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

              THINK HARDER

              BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

              MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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              • #52
                Congrats on a job well done!
                I'm sure you were probably wondering what was going to be harder to do, the tire or the pics, but it looks like success on both fronts. You are now two points ahead of where you started at the beginning of this thread. Way to go!
                Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Willy View Post
                  Congrats on a job well done!
                  I'm sure you were probably wondering what was going to be harder to do, the tire or the pics, but it looks like success on both fronts. You are now two points ahead of where you started at the beginning of this thread. Way to go!
                  Thanks Willy. I always like a challenge. They don't always go fast but sooner or later I usually prevail.
                  OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                  THINK HARDER

                  BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                  MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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