Oh my God!!! I'm a REAL man...

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... as I had my initiation tonight. Yep, moved from the armchair, to real life. I CHANGED A TYRE USING MY BEAD BREAKERS!!!

No "F" words.............

3 Glasses of Red.........

Neighbors as an audience...........

Dog & Cat playing inside the tyre after it was removed..........

Twas good fun, laid out the canvas tarp, and went for it. Rhiannan was teasing me the whole time, saying I would not succeed, Tracy was nearby, as drinks lady.

100 kilo's of Wolf on the Bead Breaker............. easy..........

Swung my weapon rubber mallet like a real pro as I was re-inflating the bugger, just must of looked the part.

Rhiannan says to me after.........."Dad, you looked like you have done that before.........."

I replied nonchalantly, "Yeah....... done a few.......... 30 years ago..........."

I am so much going to take my tyre lever down to work, and put a notch in it..........

Wolfie

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:05

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:05
Put a notch in your belt too Wolfie, I am yet to learn the intricacies of such a tool.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:26

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:26
Actually............. actually.............

This very morning, I was able to go to hole # 3!!!

This is a HUGE milestone for me. I have to try to lose 22 kg. this year, lost 5 already............ of which 1 was probably changing the tyre!

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:54

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:54
So its your fault wolfie, I found your 5 kgs.....

well done on thre tyre change..
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Reply By: peter in sa - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:08

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:08
WOLFIE u did'nt forget about the cat and the dog playin inside the tyre did u cheer,s GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:17

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:17
Lost your cat??????????

Look inside my tyre! LOL

Like Peter said,hope you didn't forget about your pets!!!!!!!!

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:24

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:24
Do you know, the strangest thing..........

You know how like when you go away for a big trip, you are like.... 1/2 hour into the trip, and one of you think..... did I turn the stove off?

Well, as silly, and far fetched as it is, Peter's comment must of worked in my subconscious.

I went outside and did a census!!!!

It's sort of funny how stuff can mess with your head...............

Wolfie, Kobi & Diesel!!!!!
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 08:56

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 08:56
Saw a great bumper sticker the other day
"CAUTION, I SWERVE AT SMALL FURRY ANIMALS"
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:26

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:26
'fess up Wolfie. Did you do one of your new Coopers or an old crusty tyre for you initiation.

I'm coming down to your place for a demo (and a glass or three of red) next week. ;)
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:28

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 20:28
Nah..........

I used the old crusty bugger in the spare well.

The Coopers would have come off way too easy. Besides, the Coopers are on Alloys, whilst the spare is on a steelie, which I didn't hesitate to knock around a bit if necessary.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Brian - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:11

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:11
The best "Coopers" comes in a brown bottle.

Sparkling Ale
Pale Ale
Best Extra Stout
Dark Ale

must I go on!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Wombat - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:17

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:17
Wolfie - My hero!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:27

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:27
As Elvis would say.........

"Thank You...... Thank You very much!!"

Cheers :)

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:21

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:21
Who is Elvis...?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:36

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:36
He's a mate of Bruce Lee
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:48

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:48
Who is Bruce Lee...?

another underhanded dig at the more mature folk...
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:29

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:29
Next time Ill supply the "red" just to watch u lose a k or 3 ,,,,, well done,, pity the full moon is awhile away.. recon could hear the wolf howl even here in godzone.
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Follow Up By: Quambie - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:22

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:22
It's about time you upgraded the rig pic with that sexy new camper trailer.

Will be around soon to see how everything went.

Steve.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:37

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:37
onya Wolfie, you can teach me one day.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:55

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 22:55
Ray lesson number one, Buy an R & R Bead breaker tool no need for hammering or raising a sweat, piece of cake tyre on and off with your eyes closed.
My 9 year old daughter can remove and replace a tyre with the R & R.
So much for being a Wolfie type man. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:19

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:19
Thanks John, sounds like the goods to me. I'm sure my daughter will love one for her birthday :) ...just got to get her along on a few trips
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:22

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:22
Actually John, I recall reading in another post of yours, regarding this tool.

I searched it up, and found their site. I read all about it, and then emailed them, as to where I might buy one. Haven't heard back yet........... that was a week ago, no, hang on........... 9 days ago.

It does certainly look like a damn good piece of kit, and I would probably get one, if I knew where..........

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Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:34

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:34
Ian I got mine at the Melb 4wd show a few years ago they always have a stand at all the big shows.
I thought they had a dealer list on there web site ?
Your mates at TJM should be able to get one or just order it on there web site.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 07:43

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 07:43
Wolf,

Just want to know what air compressure you used to seat the bead on the tyre?

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 08:56

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 08:56
Now........

I think it's a little Bushrangerr, or Bushmaster or something.

The smallest I could buy from TJM. It has the most Litres / minute.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 19:11

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 19:11
Wolfie, speaking of tools, did you make one like the unit I showed you for unseating the bead?

Gotta get back to ya on theose website addresses, biut I can't because I forgot what the topic was!

HAhahaha I have drunk too much of the alzheimers wine ............

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 19:28

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 19:28
Yes, well sort of..... I have redesigned it, and it's still on paper.....

The difference being that it fits under a car wheel, like run over it, and park, then do the stuff. My towbar is too low to the ground.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:24

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:24
How strange. I did exactly the same thing the other day. Took a rusting rim with a 7.50X16 on it and used the tyrepliars kit on it. Its also 25 years since I did my last one (with help). Now the bead breaking was easy once I'd swilled enough soapy water around. Where I had problems was getting the stell ring back on. I'd forgotten to start on one end and work round. A lot more soapy water and a very large heavy tool (my feet aren't what they used to be for stomping on steel) the tyre was all together again. Yeaaa ! Zap it under the vehicle for reinflation, whip out the big red and presto. The tyre is now leaning against the shed for all to see the marks on the rim(!) and to check the pressure once in a while.
So why did I do it ? Because I needed to know that I could repalce a tube hundreds of k away from a tyre shop.
Now if only I didn't need that sledgehammer for the ring replacement !!!
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Reply By: Member - W.Wallace - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 06:00

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 06:00
Lone Wolf,
you can buy RR Beadbreaker kit from a place on Main North Rd on the left
a bit north of the Scottys motel corner.
I think it's called 4x4 centre Safari? or something like that.
Bear in mind though that as soon as you use one you'll want to sell
your tyre pliers ;)
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 21:33

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 21:33
Wolfster

You forgot to mark the tyre and the rim with a piece of chalk.
It looks like you're off to the tyre place for a balance!
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