Interesting new tire tool.

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

  1. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Ok I've found it.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19927834&postcount=157

    3. if you only ordered a tool, then your charge will be $93 + $9 - $1 = $101 to MY office, I will have the USPS shipping figured out by tomorrow, but it's gonna be less than $12 I'm certain, maybe < $11. So the cost to your door will be approx. $113, not counting PP fees (see below)
  2. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    If you're interested, I can put you down for one. No obligation, I just need to get a rough idea how many Are needs to make. You will have the opportunity to bail next week when I finalize the price if you have changed your mind.

    One of them went to Australia last go around, but I shipped it to an addy in California IIRC.

    PMR
  3. Slideways#96

    Slideways#96 scooter trash

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    Put me down for tool and adaptors.

    Thx :nod
  4. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    You're already down for a set, do you want a second set?
  5. Slideways#96

    Slideways#96 scooter trash

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    Nope, just the one set.
  6. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe Adventure and dirt rider

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    Changed out Mefo's for Dunlop 906 front (21&#8221;)and 908 back (18&#8221;) on KTM Adv 990.<o:p></o:p>
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    The back tire went on as advertised. The tool worked very well and had the tire on in record time.<o:p></o:p>
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    The Front had some issues. Front tire is 21" and the length of the tool needs to be 1/2" to 1" longer! Also the axle is a larger diameter than the back. The tool fit in sloppy. So need an adapter. I used the sloppy fit to my advantage and shimmed the tool about 1/4" in the axle so that I got a longer reach. That was just barely enough length to push the tire onto the rim.<o:p></o:p>
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    Conclusion: This tool is great except...for 21 inch front rims the tool needs to be about 1/2 inch longer. Why the tool maker kept it this short is a wonder. When I get around to it I will extend the tool about an inch with a welded in piece. Think I'll go 1" longer.
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    I do recommend this tool as it makes a beastly spoon job into a &#8220;Watch this&#8221; simple and easy job. KJ<o:p></o:p>
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  7. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I've changed a couple rears and did a 19" front, it looked to me like there was enough tool to do a 21, but maybe not. Since it's geared to dirtbikes, I'd think 21's would be a given. I'll have to look at it again tomorrow.
  8. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I sent an email to Are regarding pricing and availabilty, want to start finalizing our order next week - PMR
  9. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe Adventure and dirt rider

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    PMR,
    Will you ask Are about the tool's length. I'm thinking that the short length is so it will fit small tires, like kid bikes etc.
    kj
  10. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    he does make and sell a shorter bar, for like mini-bikes and scooters. when he gets back to me I'll ask about the 21's, & I may just play with one this weekend
  11. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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  12. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    As long as you're asking, I've got a 23" tire on one bike. An extra-long model could be of interest to me.
  13. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    Thank you PMR.

    I'm in no hurry, whenever the deal goes through I'll be ready.
  14. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    making sure i'm on the list. I sent you a PM some time ago. Thanks bill
  15. GSteve

    GSteve Long timer

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    I'll take one also, plus both adapters. If it's determined that a longer one is available, that's the one I prefer. Thanks!
  16. gspdbill

    gspdbill noobie allover again

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    I'm going to cancel my request (I'm # 6 on your list IIRC) for the tool. Someone else can take my slot.
    Thanks.
  17. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Put me down for the tool...not certain what I need for a 2012 GSA. Where do I send the PP?
  18. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I have you down for the tool, as well as both adapters. He offers the shorter rod, I will ask about a longer one. I'm going to mess around with a 21" rim today and see how much longer the tool arm needs to be. Because of the different countries, language barriers, delay in communication, etc., it's not like I can just ring him up and ask him a simple question. In fact, I have never spoke with him. usually it's a few days before he responds, but I'll let you know.

    appreciate the heads up

    Got you down for a tool, safest thing to do would be to measure the diameter of your axles. The tool, or adapter can be a little smaller than the ID of your bearings, but the more "slop" you have, the easier it is for the tool to slip. And you can always shim your rod up with something, you don't actually need the specific adapter (YMMV) - but the adapters are pretty cheap...
  19. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    you're #56, not actually in pole position, but good enough

    see my post above, we had a couple custom pieces last time, but the individual inmates had already contacted him and gotten pricing, etc.. But I'll ask, no prob.
  20. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    Cool, Add both adapters that others are ordering, I can always have one made if these don't work. Let me know when and where to make payment when the time comes.