Interesting new tire tool.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Stumpalump, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    What are you buying for $600?
  2. kellymac530

    kellymac530 motorcycle addict

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    If you click on that link that was posted by the OP, and change it to english the entire kit with the stand, 4 lever arms {I think 4 of those are only needed for BIBs} and the irons was 399 Euros...which is roughly $600 USD depending on the rate today.

    Just the stand was about $400
  3. Speedo66

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    Thanks

    I sometimes miss this thread, hope you'll PM me when it's time to pay up.
  4. kentnothstine

    kentnothstine Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, I bought this tool in the first group. I finally got around to using it. I made a video of the very first time I used it, on a new unmounted DOT tire when it was about 50 degree's in the garage. ( Tire was stored in garage also)

    http://youtu.be/Ue_xI6zuUoM

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    Feel free to tell me what I did wrong. :lol3

    Kent

    *I keep trying to embed it, but it doesn't seem to be working *FIXED
  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Damn tubes:lol3:lol3

    Nice to see a real person using it. Probably get easier each time. Thanks for the video.
  6. Stein4

    Stein4 n00b

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    PMR - thanks for doing another group buy.

    I would like to be added to the list for a tire tool with the 15/17 adapters.

    David
  7. kentnothstine

    kentnothstine Been here awhile

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    lol :lol3

    I normally just take it to the shop and have them do it lol. But I hate to pay people to do things that I can do.
  8. Speedo66

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    For the first time I'd say that was damned good. Hope when I get mine it goes so well.

    The only thing I would have changed would have been to put some air in the tube before you put the second side on.
  9. Thumperama

    Thumperama RIP Husaberg

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    +1. I'd say that went pretty smooth! I agree with Speedo66 about putting some air in the tube before putting the 2nd side on. Good job! :clap
  10. shortbritches

    shortbritches Been here awhile

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    PMR, thanks for the time and effort on this.Please add me to the list for a tool and both adapters.
  11. Boro128

    Boro128 Adventurer

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    Tool + adapters, please!
  12. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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  13. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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  14. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    No you don't... just change your technique, insert the stem on the rim 1st. I used to fish the stem in when 1/2 the tire was on the rim too. One can just put the stem in the rim first, then lay the tube on the spokes and proceeded to mount the bead on 1/2 the rim. When that's done, put tube in tire, put a little air in the tire then spoon on the other half..
  15. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    So you take the tire completely off when you change/repair a tube? Not me, I spent the $4 to make life easy.
  16. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    On a repair I try to avoid braking the other bead if at all possible and I have ham sized hands so I fish.
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I don't even do that. Put a little sir in the tube, put it in the tire and then on the opposite side of the tire where the hole for the stem is, lift up with a tire spoon. The stem all but falls into the hole. Works every time for me.

    p.s. still waiting to hear if anyone has use this tool on big ADV type tires and/or street tires ?
  18. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Been here awhile

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    Aye, put me down as interested in the next group buy as well.

    I wonder if it will work for me on my Harley though. Super stiff sidewalls, toughest I've ever tried to fight with tire irons. Big belt pulley on one side, disc on the other. Not sure about the tool reaching over them, or if I'd have to dismount those as well.

    Spent about 2 hours last night dismounting the old tire and mounting the new. What a horrible job. Pinched the blasted tube anyhow.
  19. kentnothstine

    kentnothstine Been here awhile

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    I did mine over the brake disk, not that they are the same, but I didn't even consider having a problem.


    I do need a fisher, I'm still new to the whole bike scene for the most part I got my first 2 wheeler less then a year ago, so I am still building up knowledge and tools :evil. All I know is the first time I tried to do a tire, it took a few tube patches... Then a tube. This was way easier for me.
  20. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    List updated, 30 inmates for 28 tools (2 guys from GB#1 just need adapters).

    We have what we need to get the .25 discount, but the ideal shipment would be close to 45 tools + adapters, or so. I'd suggest we wait, plus Are is supposed to be in the US this month.