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  • bborr01
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    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.

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  • Willy
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    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!

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  • bborr01
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    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.

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  • bborr01
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    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.

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  • SLK001
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    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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  • 754
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    Must be the front.. back would need something to drive the wheel.. look like Dolley wheels .

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

    -D

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  • bborr01
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    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.

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  • Doozer
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    He spun the tire until is was slick and bald.
    Not dry rotted.

    -D

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  • OaklandGB
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    If the leak is slow, and you haven't ruined the tire trying to get it off, and would like to keep it "original".... try treating the tire with "Tireject". Its available on line. I used in on 1996 dry rotted garden tractor tires I thought all needed replacing since they were off bead, dry rot cracked in the side walls, and had pesky puncture leaks in the treads. The TireJect kit for my tractor was about $50 bucks but was worth a shot on an otherwise clapped out old garden tractor and probably $400 for new tires.

    On top of prior attempts using "Slime", and "Fix a Flat", I treated the flat, unbeaded tires in June 2019 per the instructions,.... aired them up, drove around for 20 minutes, and guess what. All 4 sealed and stopped leaking. They are still within a couple pounds of the PSI I left in them in June 2019. I'm sold on this stuff, it just works.

    https://www.tireject.com/

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  • Dave C
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    Gotta love it when a plan comes together and works. From the looks of that last pic, I'm surprised that the tire was ok.

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  • bborr01
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    One more try. I hooked up a cable from my phone to my laptop and moved 5,986 photos and videos to my laptop. Now to see if I can post a couple of pics of the mini bike tire in question.

    Thank You to everyone who responded to my post.
    You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 5 photos.

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  • Dave C
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    That will work if your phone saves photos in JPG. If not jpg, you will still need an app to convert.

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  • bborr01
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    Originally posted by Dave C View Post
    The only way I can get photos from my phone to the puter is by usb cable between devices.
    That's probably what I will do. It's probably time to back up my phone pics again anyway. Thanks for the tip.

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  • bborr01
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    Originally posted by Dave C View Post
    What kind of phone? Mine is an I phone 7 plus and it saves photos with an HEIF extension which does not work with this/most forums. Apps are available that will automatically save your photos in JPEG format eg: https://www.guidingtech.com/switch-f...to-jpg-iphone/
    I've got a Samsung Galaxy S10 Android. I'm not an IT guy for sure.

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