Mounting Stiff Sidewall Motorcycle Tires with MotoZipps

//Mounting Stiff Sidewall Motorcycle Tires with MotoZipps

Mounting Stiff Sidewall Motorcycle Tires with MotoZipps

Mounting stiff sidewall motorcycle tires can be a real pain in the knuckles.  Some tires like the Heidenau and the Moto-Z Tractionator are so stiff that they defy regular mounting techniques.  If you have a tire machine, no biggie, but if you’re like me and you mount your own tires using hand tools, you have to go to Plan B to get them on (or off) the rim.

This YouTube video clearly explains the mechanics of mounting a tire, and it shows you how to use MotoZipp zip ties to crush the tire sidewalls so they fit into the “well of the rim”.  Mr. BestRest shows you how it’s done, he explains every process, and he shares some Pro Tips that’ll give you the confidence to change your own tires.

By |2017-10-11T11:01:19+00:00October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

About the Author:

I'm David Petersen, owner of BestRest Products. You can see my photo on the home page. I've been riding motorcycles for almost 60 years, and during that time I've had some wonderful adventure. In 2000 I started BestRest Products - our first product was a folding back rest, hence the name of the company. Over the years I kept designing and inventing gear. Today we have over 300 products in our store, and I created many of them. I ride a BMW R1200GS, a BMW F800GS, a Honda XR650R, and two KTM 450-EXCs. Plus I have a couple quads that I keep at a summer cabin. I spend most of my free time riding with my wife Judy. When not riding I'm answering the phones at BestRest or working in the shop on some project. I'm also the author of "How To Ride A Motorcycle Off Road", which is a free book you can download from the website.