The front tire of the little Kymco I bought this summer for a C-note was original to the scoot. Date code was fr 2005. As you can imagine, it was in rough shape. It’s worse than it looks in the picture. It's completely dry rotted all around the bead.

Rather than pay a shop $30 to change just this one, I decided to spend $18 on a set of tire spoons, and give it a go myself.

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Got it off without too much trouble, and put the new one half on. My fingers were pretty frozen by then, so the rest will have to wait.

It felt good to use a new tool, and learn something new.

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