Tyre removal

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Tyre removal

Postby danny mac » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:08 am

Hi all,took scoot out sunday,got a puncture,replaced with spare but can't get tyre off or rims apart for love nor money ! Any ideas ?
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Re: Tyre removal

Postby Steve Holloway » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:47 pm

Are the rims coming apart from each other in the centre (where they were bolted together) but the tyres are stuck fast on the outer of the rims?
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Re: Tyre removal

Postby danny mac » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:31 am

Yes exactly Steve !
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Re: Tyre removal

Postby Steve Holloway » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:33 am

Can you not just pull the inner tube out through the gap between the rims? Use small blocks of wood to keep them apart whilst you do that

Before fitting a new inner tube make sure there is nothing in the tyre like a small nail / screw etc

Top tip, when fitting a new inner tube it will be much easier if you inflate it very slightly first
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Re: Tyre removal

Postby danny mac » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:20 pm

Problem sorted ! Wedged 2,2 inch small blocks of wood between rims then hit tyre with wooden mallet !
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