Interesting new tire tool.

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

  1. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    The rear on the 800 is 20mm, I'd expect the front to be within about 3mm of that.
  2. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Well, the tool as it sits will do the rear, as it's a 20mm rod. If the front is 3mm smaller, then the 17 mm adapter would be ideal. If the front is 17-18-19, you could turn the 20mm rod down to 17-18-19 and it will be fine. Then either use it that way, or shim it back to 20mm with duct tape, electrical tape, etc. when you did the rear. The tool also has a sleeve that shims the rod out to 25 mm. You could turn the 20mm rod down to 17 and still use it for the 20mm rear. I suspect it would work even with a little slop.

    But you know what they say, " a guy can never have too many adapters....."
  3. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Holy crap PMR - u still helping guys out with this????

    Cool on ya man . . .:freaky
  4. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Well, these tools did come with lifetime tech support, didn't they?
  5. APBlack

    APBlack nOOb on a fly

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    Please put me on the list for the next round if that happens..
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  6. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    I finally had some tubes to change. Works slick as a whistle!

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  7. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    still watching the thread, packing for a trip this week. I'll go over the posts and emails / PM's next week for those who are still interested.....

    PMR
  8. Ol'Muley

    Ol'Muley old, not dead

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    PMR if you do this again put me down for the adapters

    Thanks,

    Ol'Muley
  9. chevmekanik

    chevmekanik Adventurer

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    The tool managed to cross the border and hit the west coast, many many thanks for putting this all together for all us FF's :clap
  10. scottro

    scottro Been here awhile

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    'Haven't used mine yet, but this weekend's looking good for a tire change or two. I like to let a new tire warm and soften-up in the sun awhile before changing.

    I'm impressed by the tyre tool. The fit/finish and quality of the machine-work, welding, & materials are on-par w/ a good firearm. Nothing sloppy, cheap, or Harbor-Freighty about it.
  11. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    I've got a set of tires coming for my dirtbike late this week/early next week. I will try to remember to record my first tire change and post it here so you can all make fun of me. :laughing
  12. Darkside500

    Darkside500 Adventurer

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    Has anybody ordered the stand yet? curious about function and build quality
  13. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider

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    I did. According to EESTI POST, it left Estonia yesterday. I have two mousse to change as my first task. I'll post non-embarrassing pics after I do the deed.
  14. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    Just used my new tire tool for the first time. I was having problems finishing the tire off, but watched the video again and realized I was pushing the side I had done into the drop center. Did that and tire finished off no problem... very slick.
    Now if I could just figure out how to get the rear back on my f800gs without needing 2 men with crow bars, I would have it made:rofl
  15. Delta61

    Delta61 Been here awhile

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    OK, interesting minds probably want to know. Last weekend i used the tool for the first time. Had about 10 interested onlookers. Shoed a set of Heidenau K60's Which as we all know have the stiffest sidewall known to man onto my buddies 1150GS. Went as easy as pie. Took maybe 5 minutes per tire to get them on(this is only the mounting time). Tool worked great and now have an order for 4 more if another group buy is done. Hope this helps with anyone wondering if it will work on GS's. Am currently working up mods to be able to use it on my 1200GSA and will post those as soon as they are complete.

    Jim
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Hope to use my tool soon....but in the meantime, has anybody had issues scratching their rims ? I know I know, we shouldn't really care about scratched rims on adventure bikes right ? Sadly, I do :D

    Has anybody come up with a way to use the tool and not scratch their rims ?
  17. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    I haven't used mine yet (later this week) but I thought that one of the perks of this tool was that there was no contact between the tool and the rim. I'll defer to someone who's actually used it, though.
  18. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    If the business end of the pusher is touching the rim, you're doing it wrong. It catches the outer half of the bead, not the inner half. The first tire I changed I didn't understand this, but since then I've done 5. Lube the inside of the bead you're working on and it slides over and drops into the rim easy peasy. I'll come by later and give a demo if you want ��
  19. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    is there another group buy gearing up?
  20. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    :thumb

    I guess I need to study the videos a little bit more before I attempt to use it.