Kaurit Moto Tire Tool Group Buy

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by EvanADV, May 29, 2013.

  1. 2Stamp

    2Stamp Been here awhile

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    Mine arrived safe and sound. Thanks!
  2. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    don't stop believing! :clap
  3. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    How much is the tool alone, as is being used above?

    Also, can the tool be used to remove the old tire or do you have to spoon it off using standard tire irons?



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  4. outbacktaz

    outbacktaz outbacktaz

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    In our last group buy, Evan successfully got ours for $110 (USD) each. Price might be different. You might have to pay for duties and shipping.

    And you still have to use spoons to take the tires off. The tool is only used for installation. Not removal.

    Good luck!!
  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Thanks for the feedback, food for thought.
  6. Delta61

    Delta61 Been here awhile

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    Hey Evan,

    Wanted to let you know i now have all of my tools in hand. Second delivery showed up yesterday :clap

    Also check your PP account

    Thanks again for all the work and effort that you put into this

    Jim
  7. sallen

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    :dunno still waiting
  8. lanceputnam

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    That was painful to watch. Im glad he got the job done, but he might want to watch the tutorial video on the website a few more times. He could have easily done that in half the time if he would have used a tire iron to keep the bead from moving on him. Im glad those are not my rims.
  9. N75MkIII

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    Still not here at Kemp, Texas 75143 :eek1
  10. Ol'Muley

    Ol'Muley old, not dead

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    Git mine ----dated by usps for 9/5 delivery 5 days late!

    Thank you Evan for your work! Now I can't put off tire changes anymore:D
  11. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    If this happens to come up again please let me know. I would sure like to have this tool.

    Marc
  12. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW R1200 GSA LC rider

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    Please let me know of any future group buys as well.
  13. Graniteone

    Graniteone 3,2,1...Beer me!

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    Got the Prostand set up. Have changed 6 tires so far, it works well. Should pay for itself soon enough. Still hate changing tires though.
  14. LoneRhino

    LoneRhino Been here awhile

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    I got here too late too. Def will want in for the next round.
  15. N75MkIII

    N75MkIII n00b

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    Tracking number still shows "no Location" CA number ??? Post Office does not know what to do with it here... Never heard ANY MORE form ANYONE... Was there any thing in the box with my address on it if it lost its label and went the "dead mail" ? CAN NOT DO ANYTHING FROM TEXAS! What can you to FIX THIS?
  16. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Harold,

    I just spent another 35 minutes on the phone with USPS "Customer Service" trying to get to the bottom of this. They said the case I opened was closed because the package was never recieved by the post office. I explained it was picked up from my house along with 19 other boxes that same day that all arrived without issue at their destination. I gave them a tracking number of a box from the shipment for comparison. They have no record of the package ever being picked up, but obviously it was.

    New case number is CA114460508. I should hear from them within 2 days.

    If I had another tool here of my own I would send it to you, but I didn't even keep one for myself.

    I don't appreciate you opening a PayPal dispute and attempting to take the money back. I paid for your tool. I paid for a shipping label. I boxed and shipped it. Taking the money back is just a slap in the face. Thankfully they denied it because too much time has passed. Not only have I organized this whole group buy for no personal gain, but I've spent an extensive amount of time trying to resolve this. That's my personal time I don't get back trying to get to the bottom of a mistake I didn't make.

    I also don't appreciate you airing out this issue in the public thread as an attack on my credibility. This can and should be discussed over PM, but instead you've chosen to post in the thread. That's not necessary, and causes it to seem to others that I have intentionally done you wrong. Not the case.

    I understand your frustration having not received your tool, but as I've said, your issue is with USPS, not me. Yell at them, demand answers. Refer to the case number and label number. I don't have answers or the ability to do anything at all - they do.

    I will continue to do what I can, but some gratitude would go a long way.

    Evan :thwak
  17. sallen

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    Hello Evan,
    I sent $125.00 on 1 July to your paypal account for the basic tire tool, trying to find out the statis on shipping.

    Thanks
    Sam
  18. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    PM inbound with more info.
  19. wcohl

    wcohl Been here awhile

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    I thought I'd throw up a brief review of the tool. Last night I installed two tires and the experience was good.

    I bought the basic unit with 20mm and 25mm adapters. The 20mm fit the rear wheel of my KTM 300 XCW and the 25mm fit the front.

    The first tire I installed was a trials tire on the rear. This tire is for a tubeless rim, but I'm using a tube. The tire has a very soft bead compared to a typical knobby. Two things I discovered. 1. Use the tool on the brake disc side and not the sprocket side. The outer edge of my rear sprocket interfered with the tool at full reach. If the rim has a removable sprocket/cush drive. I'd remove it and work from the sprocket side. 2. If your tire has a soft bead, take small bites and use soapy water of some type of lube on the bead.

    The front tire installation went even smoother after the experience I gained from the rear.

    For both tires I used this Tusk tire tool.

    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/44/86/176/1511/-/3044/Tusk-Motorcycle-Tire-Bead-Tool


    I've successfully changed many tires in the past with simple tire irons, and the Kaurit tool makes the job even easier. The overall process of installing a new tire takes about the same amount of time and the risk of bloody knuckles is greatly reduced.

    I have two 17" street tires to install in the near future.
  20. StickyC

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    Raising my hand should this come up again...