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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Stumpalump, Sep 2, 2012.
Sorry no vids or pics but I used the tool to mount tires on my Tiger 1050 today. Brand new Pilot Road 3's, rear tire size was 180/55 zr17 and there was little to no drama using this tool. I did use tire lube to mount the tires, I easily fit the first bead over the rim using only my hands. The second bead needed the tool of course.
I struggled at first (the pusher bar kept slipping out of the splines whenever I tried to push the sidewall) but I figured out that I needed to put as much of the bead over the rim as possible and then push down the tire opposite the area that remained over the rim to give the tire some slack. I have some NoMar tools to hold the tire down (yellow hand thingie) and then I could use the tool to push the last of the bead over the rim. Took a little bit of force but not near as much as I remember using on my mounting bar that came with my CycleHill tire changer. You do have to be just a bit careful as I think you could scratch the rim with the pusher arm.
Rear wheel axle size on the Tiger was just the right size for the tool with no sleeves, I had to use the included sleeve for the front wheel but it worked really well.
Conclusion: I like this thing better than my mounting bar for getting the last of the bead over the rim, seemed to take much less force to get the job done. Of course you need something to break the beads and remove the old tire before this tool can be used.
You've obviously never changed a MX bike tire before.
690 owners with this tool- I'd like to add this tool to the toolbox, but I keep hearing about these different diameter spacer sleeves.
For the 690's, what size sleeves do I need?
Is it too late to jump in on this second group buy?
Am using Heidenau k60's very stiff sidewall hard to get on Klr650.This looks like it could help alot in the field.15 and 17mm adapters are needed i think.
List updated. All PM's replied to (I think).
LMK if I missed you, I got a bunch of emails and PM's last week and wasn't able to keep up. Check the list on page 19 and make sure I've got it right.
I plan to contact Are next week, and confirm pricing and discount. Then I'll be able to give you FF's a pretty close idea of the cost. Then I'll ask you to email me and confirm your order, as well as get me your name and shipping addy. After everybody confirms, I'll place the order and then post up payment info - you'll be able to do PP or mail me a check. Before you know it, you'll be playing with your new tool
I am new to the site found the site after chasing a way to purchase the tool. I sent you a pm beging to be put on the list. I did not receive any pm's back from you. If I could be added I would appreciate it very much. I would like both the smaller spacers as well.
Sorry newbie mistake starting typing before I finshed reading your thread about checking page 19 list Sorry won't happen again. Could you just add the 15,17 spacer to my order. Sorry and Thanks again you rock!
Don't let it happen again
List updated :)
Please add me to the list. I'd like to get the adapters too. Thanks!
PTR-you've earned your keep here on the site by coordinating not one, but two group buys, Thanks
Please put me down for the tool and the 15 and 17mm spacers.
You'll let us all know about preferred payment method when appropriate I guess.
and.... you're numba 40.
yeah, once I confirm cost and availability with the manufacturer, I'll post up details of how we'll do it and then you can decide if you're in or out.
Please add me to your list for the tool. I'm assuming the tool itself will work on most street bikes (I have a 2012 Wee) and the adapter is for dirt bikes. Thanks for your efforts.
Can't remember, do we PayPal you? Ian, Iowa
I am in for the tool, I am not sure what adapters I need. I will do some searching on the thread for that info. Could someone point me to the pages discussing adapter sizing?
I wont be needing the adapters. Just 1 tool.
Email and pm sent.
you're on the list for the tool, you need to know what size your axles are, the tool is 20mm and comes with a sleeve to shim it to 25mm. 15 and 17 mm adapters are available if you need something smaller.
I'll post up details after I confirm final cost and availability, then if you're still "in" I'll give you options for payment.
see above, you need to know what size axles you have, as the tool slides into the hub. If you have a bike with a 15mm axle, you will obviously need the 15 mm adapter. Or you could turn the 20mm down to 15mm if you had access to a lathe.
PMR - Out of curiosity, are you a beer fan? If so, what kinds of beer do you enjoy? I'm a long time homebrewer and would love to send you something interesting as a "thank you" for your efforts. Since I can't send beer via UPS, I will simply ship you some "liquid yeast samples."
PMR, put me down for one por favor!
Thanks, and cheers from The Old Pueblo!