A Nice Tire Change Solution

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by YOGOI, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. YOGOI

    YOGOI Prick

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    This was posted by Desmofan, and I think it deserves its own thread. I hope this is not considered spam, I am posting this becouse this tool helped me in Baja, and is really a nice and easy way to get past the beadlock prob. that we have w/ our back tires. [​IMG]
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    I have to go an I will finish posting later
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  2. arroyoshark

    arroyoshark Needing some space

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    :ear
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    I can't tell what's in the bag. It must be one of those folding camp saws! :rofl
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  4. jsrider

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    Looks expensive though. :norton

    You edited your post, so I will edit mine. Is that the mythical helmet cable I see?
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  5. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    looks like youd wrap and attach that wirerope to something on the opposite side of the tire and us it as a leverage point to use the beadbreaker? Otherwise it looks like a garden tool
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  6. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Portable peace pipe???
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  7. YOGOI

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    OK, OK, Here is the rest of the pics.




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    I think everyone is right on with this. It could be a garden tool, and peace pipe. It also is a bit pricey. (it all depends on what its worth to ya to be able to easily fix a flat out in the bush)

    The cable goes through the axle and then back through the spokes to be a leverage point.

    Send him an E-mail if your interested mailto:dale@cooperoil.com
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  8. arroyoshark

    arroyoshark Needing some space

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    How pricey?




    Do you have a pic of it unseating the tire?
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  9. markjenn

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    Does the "use the kickstand of another bike" trick not work on these beasts?

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  10. creator8

    creator8 Team Hollywood

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    does it work on the black rims?
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  11. YOGOI

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    You'll have to E-mail him. I'm not sure and I would hate to quote ya the wrong price.

    I got the photos from, Desmofan, so we'll have to see if he wants to chime in.

    Personally, I can get the TKC's off with just tire irons, but the Karoo, Baja, & Dessert are imposible due to there stiff side walls. This tool made break'n the bead on these tires a non issue.
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  12. YOGOI

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    Yes it does.
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  13. YOGOI

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    It doesn't seem to care about collor, gender, or age.
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  14. Chadd

    Chadd I live in the wrong place

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    I bought one of the bead breakers while at the Ouray rally. Did yours come with the wrench, spoons or did you get those seprate? The one I bought didn't come with them.


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  15. YOGOI

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    There seprate.
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  16. Chadd

    Chadd I live in the wrong place

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    Do they fit the KTM wheel nuts? If so where did you pick those up?

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  17. YOGOI

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    you'ld have to ask, Desmofan
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  18. redster

    redster GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I found this in while surfing to find tools.I think this is neat:http://www.stopngo.com/motorcycle.htm .It's the clamp bead breaker thingy.What do you guys think? I need to complete my tire service kit.

    Cheers,

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  19. Gregg Wannabe

    Gregg Wannabe Just killing time

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    This device, or one quite similar was discussed on another thread in this forum a while back and the reviews were mixed. IIRC the criticism was that the width of the "pinch" is not sufficient to break the bead, e.g., a larger radius area needed to be pushed toward the rim on each bite.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65568&highlight=bead+breaker

    Having said that, the product that is the basis for this thread seems to work fine even though the "bite" is not particularly wide either. For this reason I would love to hear more commentary on both of these products. I too need a solution and am undecided.

    Anybody???
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  20. YOGOI

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    I have not used these other two beadbrakers,but I do see a problem w/ them.[​IMG]

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    They press on both sides of the bead at the same time; so when one side of the bead brakes free you no longer have any thing to pry aganst to get the other side to break free (...and you do have to break the beadlocks on both sides).



    Also, it does look to me that this "cooper" tool does have a larger "bite" on the tire.
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