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Re: Changing a tire on a Tomos Targa  THOMAS KELLEY
 Jun 21, 2001 13:45 PDT 
I just replaced my ELITE 50 scooter tire ( 2.50-10 4 P R)no
problem.Usually,the smaller the tire,the harder to change.Something like
a bicyle wheel size is a cinch to change.I mix some dish washing liquid
with a little water,brush on rim seal area and the tire bead and it pops
right on.I also use talcum powder inside the tire to allow the tube to
move around easier to settle in the right place.I have moped tire
irons,but 2 large common screwdivers always work for me for the last 55
years.     Tom K.
May your day be blessed.
3EA3313A for <TOMKE-@webtv.net>; Wed, 20 Jun 2001 18:24:17 -0700
From: David Rumsey <bigd-@ufl.edu>
Subject: Changing a tire on a Tomos Targa
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 21:26:18 -0400
20 Jun 2001 21:23:31 EDT
I am still working at changing the tire on my moped. With thanks to
people out there, I have finally been able to get the old tire off with
just bicycle tire irons which isn't much fun. Now I am having problems
getting the new tire on without ripping and ruining the inner tube. Any
suggestions on how best to do this? Should the inner tube be placed
around the rim first or put inside the tire? I get one bead on the rim
and most of the second bead, but the last part is a real problem and
makes it almost impossible to not have to use tire irons.
I know this is probably more trouble than its worth and that I should
just take it to a local bike shop but they want $15 to do it when a set
of Moped tire irons can be bought for less than that (which they didn't
have to sell even though stores on the web have them). So at this point
I really want to get this done myself no matter how pyric of a victory
it turns out to be.
Thanks a lot.
Dave
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