I always have a local motorcycle shop install my new tires. They charge 16 bucks per tire. I had a new Maxxis SM front and a Terra flex 150 rear to install so I figured I would save some money and change them myself. So i spent 20 bucks on rocky mountain for a set of spoons and got to work. Getting the rear tire off the rim took me about twenty minutes after i had removed the wheel from the bike, not too bad and only one bloody knuckle. Has anyone tried to put on a terra flex An hour and thirty minutes later of sweating in 95' heat and seven bloody knuckles I got the bastard on. I was real careful with my spoons and it was Miller time. I chugged a beer and then aired it up to seat it. There wasn't a slow leak, more like a a gash the size of Las Vegas 45 year old ho. I pinched the tube. The next day I went to the shop and dropped off my front, the new front tire and the rear with the T flex. When I picked it up they took care of the front, but told me to piss off, the rear is a night mare and it was too stiff for their tire changer. They sold me a new tube and I dropped $25 for that and the front. Tonight I ripped up my thumb, but I got that tube in and the tire back on the rim. My hands are sore and my rim looks like hell, but I saved $32. Anyone interested in a set of used tire spoons?