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Old 04-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #226
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I've had good luck with the stuff I've bought but they pissed me off today. I tried to use a 20% off coupon to buy a motorcycle lift and was told they are out of stock in all local stores. I asked if I could prepay for one since the coupon expires on the 29th and they said no but i could order it online. So after talking to some guy I could barely understand in india and being told shipping is $96 and being told they cannot ship it to the store. I say Harbor Freight
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #227
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In general, Harbor Freight is better than a rock anvil, but not as good as a bronze sword. Just saying.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #228
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Finally used this over the weekend.



http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...ker-98875.html

Changed 6 tires, and it worked well. My only complaint is that the lever handle might be a bit short causing one to have to really put one's weight on it, and I am not a lightweight!

So, pass! Well worth the $14 I paid on sale.

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #229
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$14 isn't bad. I've used my "C" clamps to break beads with good results, I can use them to do many other things as well.

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #230
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What type of tires? That tool looks tiny with a RedFlyer wagon tire on it :)
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:16 AM   #231
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I've had good luck with the stuff I've bought but they pissed me off today. I tried to use a 20% off coupon to buy a motorcycle lift and was told they are out of stock in all local stores. I asked if I could prepay for one since the coupon expires on the 29th and they said no but i could order it online. So after talking to some guy I could barely understand in india and being told shipping is $96 and being told they cannot ship it to the store. I say Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight is real good at giving you a rain check for the sale price. I'm shocked they didn't offer you one.

I've got a coupon for the motorcycle lift ($299) if you want it. Let me know.

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:20 AM   #232
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What type of tires? That tool looks tiny with a RedFlyer wagon tire on it :)
KTM 990ADV, R1100RT, R1200GS and R1200GSA. Basically it worked on full sized MC tires. Not sure why they used a trailer tire to advertise a MC tire product.

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Old 04-30-2012, 05:37 AM   #233
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Those rare earth magnets are great for using with a bicycle or enduro computer as well I'll try to butt connectors and I am on my 2nd heat gun for $10 but worth it for a multitude of little jobs.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:42 AM   #234
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Harbor Freight is real good at giving you a rain check for the sale price. I'm shocked they didn't offer you one.

I've got a coupon for the motorcycle lift ($299) if you want it. Let me know.

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I'd love it. I'll pm ya.

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #235
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KTM 990ADV, R1100RT, R1200GS and R1200GSA. Basically it worked on full sized MC tires. Not sure why they used a trailer tire to advertise a MC tire product.

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Thanks Jim, I'll add it to my never ending tool shopping list. Without going way off-topic what levers do you prefer? I tried changing the Ninja's tire last weekend with one HF 30" lever and two pry bars but the tire won. The HF tire lever worked great but I needed more than one.

EDIT: nevermind found the info your page here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tire_Change.html
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:32 AM   #236
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What type of tires? That tool looks tiny with a RedFlyer wagon tire on it :)
Obviously the hand model and the photographer didn't read the instructions. I think the tire should be opposite of the bead breaking shoe.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #237
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Thanks Jim, I'll add it to my never ending tool shopping list. Without going way off-topic what levers do you prefer? I tried changing the Ninja's tire last weekend with one HF 30" lever and two pry bars but the tire won. The HF tire lever worked great but I needed more than one.

EDIT: nevermind found the info your page here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tire_Change.html
A little different from my tutorial, I also use leather swatches from my friends furniture store to lever on the tires. Much easier to use, and you wont drop one in the tire.

I also use a simple spring loaded clamp to hold the tire in the rim. They come rubber coated.

I'm going to update that tutorial. It was made years ago, and I do a few things differently, and have different equipment now.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #238
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HF Wood clamps I've used them for years a great deal when they're on sale I use the 6" 12" 18" 24"

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #239
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These little Pocket Blow Guns are the cats whiskers.... On sale for $1.99


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Old 05-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #240
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I've had a couple of these Dual Chuck Tire Inflators With Dial Gauge and so far, for the price, they work fine.....


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