save you rim on a tyre change

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by woodyktm, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. woodyktm

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  3. woodyktm

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    no mate the copper dont go that far round the edge of the rim to touch the painted part,put it this way .it didnt mark my exell rim in the vid,any marks on the rim tape were picked up on the trails
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  4. mcma111

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    The guy in the video is a HACK. Plastic rim guards with the rope leash's are the hot ticket for those of us that don't have a designated tire changing stand.
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    I'm headed towards a set of "Stubby" brand tire tools & stop fooling with rim protectors. Copper to protect rims? Sure, makes for a good bearing surface but will mar paint! come on...
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    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    just watched 30 seconds of that.. that's a lot of extra trouble.
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  7. woodyktm

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    bottom line is if youve not got nothing purpose made to hand this will save your rims from dents and scratches .trust
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  8. anotherguy

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    Knowing what you're doing goes a long ways to saving rims/wheels. Along with the right tools.
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  9. woodyktm

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    true .but being good with your hands and adaptable goes along way
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  10. sieg

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

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    +1 Copper don't sctatch, you can prove this by dragging a penny around on your painted gas tank.:lol3
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  11. wsmc831

    wsmc831 Been here awhile

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    They are nice. I did break one on a Oregon backcountry ride where we didn't have lube other than water. Sometimes I do need a bit more leverage and use the long metal ones, but have had plastic rim savers since 95 for both street and dirt. All done on no mar, no scratches.
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  12. FlySniper

    FlySniper Bleh...

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    Geee.. I just cut up a plastic soda bottle to make rim protectors.
    PET plastic is incredibly tough stuff.. and slick, so the irons glide over instead of digging in.
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  13. woodyktm

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    yer good idea
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  14. woodyktm

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    Another good idea is part of an old tyre :rofl
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  15. Pike Bishop

    Pike Bishop Pull Down the Ponzi.

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  16. woodyktm

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    that is a top idea ,something that you have to hand
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  17. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Geesh....must be a bunch of BMW riders worrying about "scratched rims" on a dirt bike:D.
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  18. woodyktm

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    resale value is one reason
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  19. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    I would not be able to designate the new scratches from the old ones. You mean everyones rims aren't scratched and dented like mine? How do you keep that from happening?
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  20. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    My entire wheel is painted.

    What now Mr. Smartypants? :1drink
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