New 38 year old tires.

New 38 year old tires.

Postby Darryl's CBX » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:07 pm

My 1979 CBX has new 38 year old tires, hard as a hockey puck!

What is the best way to remove the old tires without harming the Comstars?

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Re: New 38 year old tires.

Postby tevan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:31 pm

Very careful. I would leave them in the hot sun if possible as long as you can and then dismount them.
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Re: New 38 year old tires.

Postby daves79x » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:00 am

Any shop with a modern tire changer can pop them right off. They really are pretty flimsy once the bead is broken. Don’t fight them yourself.

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Re: New 38 year old tires.

Postby Darryl's CBX » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:41 am

Tanks for the advice!
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Re: New 38 year old tires.

Postby wyly » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:34 pm

I use an oscillating saw and cut away all the rubber away leaving just two rings that are easy enough to remove.
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