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Replacing Tornado S30 tires

Old 05-23-2012, 11:09 AM
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A rear tire on our Tornado S30 is really worn out. Ibought spare tires but when we tried to remove the old tire we saw that they were glued on on one side (not much so on the other side). WHat is the secret to replace the tire? Remove it from the rim with force? And does the new tire need to be glued on again, and if so with what kind of glue?

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:55 PM
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There asre several schools of thought on removing glued tires.I have heard all sorts of stuff but I will tell you what I do.
It sounds like you were able to get one side off – your half way there.Start working on the side that is giving you trouble by using your thumbs and rolling the tire sidewall down and toward the center.You can use some pressure here (I don’t think your thumbs will be strong enough to snap the plastic rim).If you cannot get the rubber to peel away from the rim you can use a blade to carefully cut between the rim and the tire.Be careful not to cut into the plasticof the rim (it’s okay to cut the tire because your going to trash it any how.)After you get the tire off the rim you can use your blade and some sand paper to remove the left over glue on the rim.
When you replace the tire, use a few drops of CA glue (I use thin CA and let it wick in) between the rim and the tire.Put the tire on the rim BEFORE adding the CA glue.If you don’t glue the tire to the rim 2 things will happen; the rim will spin independently of the tire and the tire will come part way or all the way off the rim during operation.
Good Luck and have fun!
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:14 PM
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Put you rims and tires in your oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. The tires will pop right off, they'll be no damage or stuck tire pieces to the rim and you'll be all set to install new tires. You need to glue the new tires with tire glue.
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