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NuckaMan 09-25-2012 01:09 PM

MSR Tire Chaning Stand...anyone use one?
 
I get the concept, reviews on it seems ok.

Anyone use it here?

Will help make it a little more comfortable spooning both street and dirt tires on/off? I don't see how it would make it any easier.

Here is what it looks like:

http://www.jakewilson.com/p/56/88/34...Changing-Stand

Also, does it breakdown and pack small?

vwboomer 09-26-2012 02:35 AM

I have the stand. its ok. gets pretty wobbly as the legs are weak and being two piece there is room for play.
I had tried like hell to buy a Mikes Racing stand - apparently the originator of the design. he wasnt answering emails or calls, and a lot of web reading showed others had the same experience.

however a friend did get one from mikes racing this spring. it costs another $60 or so but if you can get one, it is way better than the msr/moose stands.

CycleDoc59 09-26-2012 05:50 PM

If it might help, an Iron Butt rider friend who would go thru 10+ tires a year
made his own; simple, cheap.

A 30 gallon barrel w/one end cut out and covered with heavy heater hose.
Then a pipe installed thru the drum about a foot from the top to provide
an anchor point to hold the wheel in place. The drum was full of rocks
to keep it stable. A decent bead-breaker and a few good tire irons and
you are in business.

speedracertdi 09-26-2012 07:47 PM

I use three milk crates stacked up.

_cy_ 09-26-2012 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vwboomer (Post 19682017)
I have the stand. its ok. gets pretty wobbly as the legs are weak and being two piece there is room for play.
I had tried like hell to buy a Mikes Racing stand - apparently the originator of the design. he wasnt answering emails or calls, and a lot of web reading showed others had the same experience.

however a friend did get one from mikes racing this spring. it costs another $60 or so but if you can get one, it is way better than the msr/moose stands.

original for $150 looks like a better deal
looks like a bunch of top racers all use this stand
http://www.mikesracingproducts.com/mrp_web_site_002.htm

http://www.mikesracingproducts.com/m...site002012.jpg

victor441 09-26-2012 08:52 PM

I have not used that one but did make my own and having the wheel clamped down and at waist level makes tire changing waaay easier for me...FWIW mine is fairly small and light, clamps in a vice and was easy to make, posted some photos awhile back at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822721

_cy_ 09-26-2012 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by victor441 (Post 19689440)
I have not used that one but did make my own and having the wheel clamped down and at waist level makes tire changing waaay easier for me...FWIW mine is fairly small and light, clamps in a vice and was easy to make, posted some photos awhile back at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822721

pretty slick ..

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d...0901-00145.jpg

vwboomer 09-27-2012 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _cy_ (Post 19689091)
original for $150 looks like a better deal
looks like a bunch of top racers all use this stand
http://www.mikesracingproducts.com/mrp_web_site_002.htm

http://www.mikesracingproducts.com/m...site002012.jpg

It is a much nicer stand if he is producing them again. I cant justify getting rid of mine if he is selling. its still an upgrade from changing ice tires on the living room floor :deal

NuckaMan 09-27-2012 07:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vwboomer (Post 19690294)
It is a much nicer stand if he is producing them again. I cant justify getting rid of mine if he is selling. its still an upgrade from changing ice tires on the living room floor :deal

I think he is back in business. I got a response from him (Mike) this morning and just placed order for his stand and bead-breaker attachment.

Hope it works out and I don't have to kill my back changing tires....some days, it can be a real chore, especially a set of rear 17/190 street tires. I gotta be in the mood to change tires when working off my present system (harbor frieght bead-breaker, spoons and the floor with some 2x4).

LexLeroy 09-27-2012 06:58 PM

I'm using the Moose Racing version with a No-Scuff bar from Dave Anderson. Since the picture was taken I've mounted the stand to a 2' x 2' piece of 1/2" plywood and replaced the cheesy 1/2 x 13 tpi center rod with a piece of 5/8" Acme threaded rod. I bolt the plywood base to the garage floor with a couple of 3/8" anchor bolts when I'm changing tubeless tires with the No-scuff bar, but that's not necessary with tube tires and tire spoons. It paid for itself pretty quickly.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3050/5...cdc7ef32_b.jpg

ROUNDSTOCK 09-27-2012 07:01 PM

stand
 
make a mount for your reciever hitch on your truck. portable and sturdy....................steve

vwboomer 09-30-2012 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LexLeroy (Post 19696400)
I'm using the Moose Racing version with a No-Scuff bar from Dave Anderson. Since the picture was taken I've mounted the stand to a 2' x 2' piece of 1/2" plywood and replaced the cheesy 1/2 x 13 tpi center rod with a piece of 5/8" Acme threaded rod. I bolt the plywood base to the garage floor with a couple of 3/8" anchor bolts when I'm changing tubeless tires with the No-scuff bar, but that's not necessary with tube tires and tire spoons. It paid for itself pretty quickly.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3050/5...cdc7ef32_b.jpg

I find the threaded rod to work ok, I usually dont even fasten the wheel. I need something for breaking the beads on the 950 wheels though :baldy

I think if I ever get a flat offroad I will walk out






Quote:

Originally Posted by ROUNDSTOCK (Post 19696428)
make a mount for your reciever hitch on your truck. portable and sturdy....................steve

not a bad idea, but I never disconnect the trailer. one could also cement a piece of 2" square tubing in the floor for the same result

DirtDabber 10-07-2012 05:05 PM

Here is my version.

14" rim
Old patio table base

http://janclay.smugmug.com/Other/ADV...-stand-1-L.jpg


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