Interesting new tire tool.

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

  1. mitch96

    mitch96 Been here awhile

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  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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  3. JustRon

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    Thanks, Emmbeedee.
    A little over 3 lbs seems right. I wonder how the eBay version is so much lighter? It doesn't appear to have any alu parts.
    I always thought this thing would be awesome if it were billet, and light enough to be taken on big trips.
  4. mitch96

    mitch96 Been here awhile

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    Those European boxes are very heavy.. something about the cardboard they use..:D:lol3
  5. Ditch

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    I'll find out in a couple of days. I ordered the tool and both adapters. I think the main part that goes through the bearings is aluminum on the Baja tool vs. steel (I think) on the Kauritmoto which is designed to insert through the wheel and into their tire changing stand. If the aluminum seems to flimsy I may have a local I know machine me a steel one. I don't plan to pack this on the bike.
  6. Captain Excellent

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    Emmbeedee, what was in that box? Did you have more than one adapter in there? If I were on a trip I'd probably just bring the adapter for my bike (apologies in advance to anyone I ride with who doesn't have the same bike)
  7. Emmbeedee

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    There was nothing but one tool and the 20mm adaptor in the box.


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  8. num1husker

    num1husker Been here awhile

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    Just got my MCN and there is a write up on a Baja tool that looks identical.
  9. JustRon

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    Yep... a few threads about it. Here's a recent one.

    I have both.
  10. Calambres

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    Hi there!

    I'm still trying to read all this BIG! thread but have not yet found an answer to my main concern about this tool:

    Will it work on non spoked alloy wheels?

    The web page insists in "offroad" wheels. I have a BMW G650GS (2011) with knobbies and alloy wheels and a do a lot of offroading with her:

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    I mostly use Continental TKC-80 tyres (in the pic above) but sometimes I use more road oriented tyres i.e.: Metzeller Tourance EXP.

    Is it possible to use that combination of wheels and tyres with this tool?.

    I'd really like to buy this tool but I'm not sure if it will turn into a very expensive paperweight in my garage.
  11. Emmbeedee

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    The tool should work just as well on cast as it does on spoked wheels. I've only used mine on spoked wheels but the important points are the bearing hole and the rim's edge and cast wheels have those too.
  12. Pilaf

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    IIRC, a foam moose bib is a foam "snake" used instead of an inflatable tube.
  13. JustRon

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    I have a bike with the exact same wheels/tires as you (TR650 Strada with TKC's) and I used this tool to mount the tires. Works the same as for dirtbike wheels, you just need to make sure you have the right adapter for your axle size (I think it's 17mm for the BMW).
  14. Emmbeedee

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    A foam moose:

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    A foam mousse.

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    There is a difference.
  15. Calambres

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    Thanks, Ron. That's exactly what I wanted to know :clap
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    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    2016 Xmas came early in some form via my family, got a TMT = http://tiremountingtool.com...brilliant very solid quality tool ~ ain't crappy MIC quality we usually see floating around the interweb.... 'nuff said....

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  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I have one of these - does ANYBODY have any tips for using it and NOT scratching rims ? On dirt bike wheels I could care less but I DO care when it's the Tigger wheels.
  18. Emmbeedee

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    Just put something between the tool and your rim, like a plastic strip cut from a windshield washer fluid jug.
  19. Rob578

    Rob578 Long timer Supporter

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    Just a bit of advice, don't leave the aluminum spacer on the shaft when you store it. I use mine infrequently and the aluminum has bonded itself to the steel shaft. Otherwise it works great.
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  20. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    The key to not scratching is to leave a little edge of the bead to overlap the edge of the "pusher" so that the tiny slice of bead rubber is what is sliding on the rim, and make sure your angle is right so the pusher doesn't slip. The business end of the pusher is designed to catch the bead just right, the metal pusher should never touch your rim.

    If you have the pusher slipped over the entire bead, it will scratch.

    Thanks for digging up the original KauritMoto Tyre Tool thread :clap
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