Working up a sweat with the beadbreakers

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 14:30
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It was comparatively cool this morning at 36°C so I decided to fit those two new 16 ply MRF's.

I was soon sweating like a dog's tongue. Geez, this old age is a bugga when you are trying it on with manual labour. The job is definitely for young-er fellas.

I had to remove two 14ply tyres from the rims first, then electric wirebrush the rims to clean them up, paint them and then fit the tyres. Getting the rust guard in seemed the hardest job of all. Anyway, job done and will take them to be balanced when next I go to the tyre man.


Think I had better go have a lie down....LOL



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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 14:49

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 14:49
Know the feeling, a few jobs getting harder.

But if I don't do it, next time will be even worse.

Use it or loose it.
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Reply By: oz doc - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 14:53

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 14:53
Hi Willem- getting old(er) sucks- but it sure beats the alternative!cheers, doc.
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 16:58

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 16:58
arr yes fitting spanking new rags is a PITA easpecially the rustband. the inner rings of the tyre are close together and the stiff sidewalls make spreading them hard
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:10

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:10
I'm with you on that one. Had a couple of tyres to do when we did our Kimberley trip and it certainly was a lot easier when I was younger.

It is not just the tyres that have become somewhat harder but just about any of the chores that used to be easy fit that bill.

Yard work, painting, even mechanical work is harder today. At this rate I'll become totally incapable in a couple of years.

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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:13

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:13
Yer just out of condition......

A little 'nana nap' in the cool and you'll be ready to go again...lol lol


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Michael
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Reply By: troopyman - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:14

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:14
Any one got one of these .

http://www.tyrepliers.com.au/Products/tcbull.htm
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:18

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:18
Hmmmm...pretty small tyre that fella is lifting up to fit on the device

I think I will stick to doing the job on the ground with my Tyrepliers!
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:48

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:48
Geez all you blokes talking about things getting harder to do,
you are making me think twice about retiring,think i'll just keep on
working, that way i'll still feel young even if things are falling off me,
any way after listening to Kevin Rudd today it looks like this old
Plumber will be working till I am Ninety, think i'll just bury our
retirement funds and get a pension we will be better off, or
maybe buy a couple of houses, that 3.25% looks good, the last
house we paid off several years back was around 17%, and they
think things are tough now, oh well, put your trust in Kevin and
limp back to work.

Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:22

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:22
Daza

A mate of mine recently got a part pension when he reached the magical age. He has Super, nice house and a business. As the Super is falling his pension rises. Business is wound down to sporadic jobs.

If you are around the magical age then go to Centrelink and find out what gives


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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:44

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:44
Gday Willem
I might have to go tomorrow and get myself a pension.
Murray
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:58

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:58
Yeah Mate...you should've done that months ago!

Heaps of fun being a pensioner." Now what can I do next???????"...lol


Sell the house and come and live up here in the stciks.

We could get up to all sorts of mischief.


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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:54

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:54
Gday
I was just looking at you on Google Earth,,,,,,Go and put some clothes on
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 09:04

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 09:04
Gday Willem
Thanks for the offer to come up and live in your area. As you know, i have other commitments, but when all is done , i'll think about moving.
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Reply By: donk - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:07

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:07
I assume you are talking about split rims Willem when you are refering to the rust guard

If so why is it any different than fitting a 8 ply on a split rim

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:28

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:28
when fitting the rust band you have tio put it inside the tyre. Now on a used tyre the inside if the tyre is well seperated from sitting on the rim.
on an 8 ply radial (new) the sidewalls are very soft so the tyre is easily seperated to fit the rustband in

on a new crossply tyre it is difficult to seperated the inside of the tyre out enough to fit the rustband in


as a relative young fella i work up a sweat doing it too
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