Motorcycle Tire Changers

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by slowinfastout, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. SpeedyR

    SpeedyR SE in the SE

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    i have the NoMar and the Mikes Racing Products stand. I mostly use the MRP stand for dirt bike tires (he actually has my photo on his website), but have done a few street/road race tires on it as well. pretty easy to use if you have good technique, and it's great to keep the wheels off the ground.

    the nomar is easy to change any street tires and it's very simple once you learn how it works. I've got the 2" receiver hitch mount and it's great but I"m about to sell my jeep w/ the receiver so I'll have to get one of their floor mounts. For storage now I just slide it under the bikes when they are parked. pretty easy to move around but it's heavy picking it up to put in the receiver.
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  2. Turbeau

    Turbeau Adventurer

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    I strongly looked at the Nomar/Cycle Hill. And settled on the Bitech Machine changer. It has all of the same quality parts as the Bitech, however the bead breaker is multi postion, meaning you can have it mounted on the pedistal and use the tire changer to break the bead (Like on the Nomar), or move it to the base and use the floor to brake the bead. There are different base height options, the standard unit it trailor hitch comaptible (No base needed). The rim clamps and bead breaker, as well as the mount/dismount bar are non marking.

    The clamps work on any rim style, all off the bushings are brass and greasable, and you can even talk to the guy that made your changer if you have any questions or need replacement parts.

    Just another option for you to consider - I'm very happy with mine. I have used it for multiple motorcycle tires, ATV tires, and dirtbike tires.

    http://www.thefoat.com/?sg=v.video&video_id=367
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  3. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    the HF with mojo lever/blocks works for me.

    the only problem is with the beak breaker's lower triangle block. they will scratch my wheel. I've cut up oil bottles to shield the wheel but sometime they fall off. what do you guys with the HF do to prevent that?
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  4. Dusty

    Dusty Long timer

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    slowinfastout..

    Love my CH, well worth the money, the only time i use the tire irons is installing the front tire on my wheels. The bead breaker is no big deal, most of the time i can get the fronts to break with my hands.

    Scott.

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  5. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    Love the No-Mar. :clap A few friends and I went in on one and we've never looked back. Bought the trailer hitch model and one guy bolted a receiver to the frame of his garage door as a mount. Works like a charm and their tools are good, too. Not sure if it's made plain on their web site, but they will replace the non-marring tips of several of their tools for free.
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  6. leeinmemphis

    leeinmemphis Long timer

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    I was all set up to buy a no mar but after calling and talking to them they suggested the Blue Cycle Hill changer. They said the hardest tires to still would be the touring bike tires. Well last week I installed a new set of tires on my HD and used the machine for the first time. The first tire took about 30 minutes but the second was literally a three minute deal. I'm very pleased with my machine. I did opt for the platform for it to mount to a stand. When using it you drive your truck/car tire over it to stabilize the machine.
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  7. slowinfastout

    slowinfastout Just Ridin' By....

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    Good Thread! I decided today to get my two spoons and install TKC 80s on my 990 adventure the old school way...on the floor with some soap and water, spoons and wrasslin'. What a disaster. Banged up my black front rim (that black finish comes off REALLY easy when spoons hit it) and couldn't get the bead to release on the rear tire. Tried the 2x4 trick under the pickup truck and was able to get one side to go, but not the flip side. Screw that...decided to quit for the day and park the rear wheel until I get the No Mar changer. Ordering one tonight.
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  8. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    My NoMar with the commercial arm for breaking tires that are extremely tough to pop the bead.

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  9. slowinfastout

    slowinfastout Just Ridin' By....

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    Decided on the No Mar Jr Pro. More than I wanted to spend, but the comments here convinced me it was worth the extra coin. Plus, I can sell it really-really easy on the Flea Market one day!

    The advice has been invaluable. Thanks guys.
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  10. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    I just put a little rug over the base to protect the wheel and brake rotor.

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  11. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    you make me feel so stupid. :D:rofl
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  12. Dusty

    Dusty Long timer

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    :lol3... i know that feeling, what was wrong with that old school sliver...

    It will be interesting to see if that TKC helps eliminate the deceleration wobble...They work well for me.

    I use these for the little lever action needed, or a piece of leather...
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    I would also watch the vids on the no-mare site on changing tires, they helped me as where to put and not put the lube on the wheel and tire... on a good day and depending on the tire, i can pop the fronts on with my hands with a properly lubed units... The goop they send is the ticket...
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  13. slowinfastout

    slowinfastout Just Ridin' By....

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    I installed my No-Mar Jr Pro today and did my first set of tires on it. I was SHOCKED at how easy this made it, and wonder why I didn't buy this two years ago. Last time I had this much fun with new tool was when I got my big Honda Snowblower that did my driveway way too quickly and I was looking for more....

    I'm impressed with the quality of the JR PRO. I decided to go ahead and step up from the Classic and Cycle Hill models so I could do my car and garden tractor tires. It's a well-made unit, works as advertised, and they were very helpful on the phone with install tips. Garage space is tight, but I wanted to floor mount it, so they told me to keep it at least 3" off the back way and angle it 45 degrees so the right side was open as that's the primary work area. Worked like a charm and I have it coming off my back wall only 3' into the garage.

    Recommended tool.

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  14. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Hey, those are the old rim protectors....time to spring for an upgrade. :D

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    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/77/36693/ITEM/Motion-Pro-Rim-Shields.aspx?WT.ac=Cart_Item

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  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    +1 on the new Motion Pro rim shields. I have some and they rock; much better than the old style clip ons.
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  16. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    I'd like to read about someone using the nomar on car tires (size?):D
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  17. slowinfastout

    slowinfastout Just Ridin' By....

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    Here's a video of doing it on a BMW wheel (Car). I think the size it can handle is dependent on which machine you have. Doubtful I can do my 19" x 10" Porsche wheels on it, but I bet I can do the Mazda 3 grocery getter ones.....

    http://youtu.be/Y3mPYtnl6Pg
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  18. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    My No-Mar Pro will do wheels up to 24" dia. 16" wide and tires up to 35" tall.
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  19. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    I bent my mojo lever head bolt trying to get it under the first bead of a 175/65-14 tire.:huh good thing mitch sent me a new one for less than $10.
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  20. YamWOW!

    YamWOW! Been here awhile

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    Breaking my 15" trailer tires were a little hard but car tires are easier than motorcycle tires to mount and dismount. Now getting them to seat a bead can be a pain.
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