Interesting new tire tool.

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

  1. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    Got mine from the Cafe Husky group buy. Nice tool. Box dimensions are:

    13 3/8" long
    7 5/8" wide
    1 3/4" high

    Weight: don't have a scale, but the USPS shipping label says 4 lbs.
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  2. klawme

    klawme Adventurer

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    Just let me know the amount and payment method and I will send it
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  3. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    No worry, I'd rather have checks - my PP balance gets too high and I start shopping with abandon :D. I'd rather wait until we actually place an order, then I've got 3-4 weeks before my Visa bill is due. I would hope to square up with everybody by the time I received them and be ready to ship them all to you. I can take PP too, but let's wait until we know the exact cost. If you confirm you want one, I'll order it for you. I don't need a deposit.
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  4. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    Put me down for one. I'll pay with whatever works for you best when/if we get this going.
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  5. Schai

    Schai Adventurer

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    I think that the tool looks really slick. I'd definitely be up to join a group buy.

    I hope that the rod that goes through the wheel bearings unscrews so I can substitute something else if it doesn't fit.

    Steve Chaikin
    reg email: steve@chaikin.org

    KTM 250XCF-W
    BMW F800GS
    recently stolen
    2004 Sherco 2.9 :cry
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  6. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Thanks, that gives me enough of an idea to go to UPS. All the shipping should be pretty close in the CONUS.
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  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    It certainly does.

    The standard rod is a 20mm diameter. The silver sleeve you see in the photo (mine) is a 25mm adapter. There are 15mm and 17mm rods available for an extra cost.
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  8. rhart

    rhart Adventurer

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    If you could please count me in for a group buy purchase (if it happens). Would be happy to pay whenever/however it is convenient for you.

    Thanks
    Rod Hart
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  9. Bokrijder

    Bokrijder Soyez sans que peur

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    Steve,

    It appears that some sort of adapter bushing set is included in the box, but in any case I'm assuming that I may modify the center post (if needed) so that it can extend down into a center socket in the changing stand. ---- or ----
    A bushing engaging both wheel bearings and the stand so as to 100% free up both hands should be slick.

    Bokrijder
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  10. croc

    croc Adventurer

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    I'm in for one + an extra 16mm adapter rod. Thanks.
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  11. ICBiker

    ICBiker Adventurer

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    I'm IN for the group buy.
    Glen
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  12. Ol'Muley

    Ol'Muley old, not dead

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    I am also in! Any tool to make
    things easier
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  13. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I think I've got da list up to date, LMK if I'm missing someone. I'll go back and add on optional rods / adapters for those who requested them when I've got time.
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  14. cobrags

    cobrags Lost ADVR

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    +1 to give Piney a freebie for his work!
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  15. MadMax

    MadMax Marveling...

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    Please put me down for one, to be shipped to Calif. when you get them.

    Thanks for your efforts!
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  16. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    MadMax is #20, but I think we ought to keep this open a little longer I'm camping in NC right now, but every unit we order past 20 will cut the shipping to the US a bit more. And if someone might have to cancel, then we'd be at 19. I'll be home by Halloween, and can place the order then. And if anyone wants to take this over from here, it wouldn't hurt my feelings LOL. But I'm happy to do it if you don't mind waiting another 10 days or so. You will still get them by the end of the NOV.

    So, if everybody will just send me an email confirming they are in (as well as your shipping address - I will use this despite what is in your PP account) , as well as whether or not they want any other adapters, I can start finalizing the list. I don't want $$$ yet, and up until you pay me you're OK to bail. Once you confirm via email, I'll put "confirmed" next to your name and place the order. I'll also list if you are ordering any other adapters (which I don't know the cost of yet - but should by the time I place the order).

    Craig / PMR
    cmdoc84@yahoo.com

    ps - maybe someone can post up again about the adapters (or spare rods) with an approx cost and which sizes generally fit which bikes / hubs.
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  17. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I am mathematically challenged, as well as dyslexic, so please LMK if I bomb here:

    1 unit = 97 E

    1 unit = 74.25 E (if we buy > 20)

    74.25 E = 97 USD (per Google)

    I figured 300 USD for shipping (to me in FL), I think that's what the CH group paid and they shipped 30+

    So:

    20 units X $97 = $1940
    1940 + 300 (ship) = $2240/20 = $112 (plus my shipping to you ~ 10-12 bones)

    30 units X $97 = $2910
    2910 + 300 (ship) = $3210/30 = $107 (plus shipping to you)

    * the shipping is an estimate.
    ** as far as giving PMR a tip I'll leave that up to the group. Nice gesture, but it's up to you FF's. If we end up with 30 buyers, the cost of a unit to my shop in FL is $107 / 30 peeps = $3.50 each (counting me). I'd be tempted to order an extra unit and sell it / auction it off right here? Someone will come along and want one after the group buy is over.

    The sky is blue and the mountains are calling, I'm out of here!

    PMR out!
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  18. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    This is info I gleaned from the Cafe Husky group buy:

    15mm adapter is $16
    17mm adapter is $18
    shorter pusher is $28 (for use on small wheels)

    HTH
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  19. knobbyjoe

    knobbyjoe Adventure and dirt rider

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    Hmmm, Do I need an adaptor for my KTM 990 and KTM 450? <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Also I am sending in +$3.00 on my buy for PineyMountainRacing, Craig, as a courtesy tip for taking charge of the group buy. Let's all do that to show our appreciation. <o:p></o:p>
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  20. Bokrijder

    Bokrijder Soyez sans que peur

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    Handiest of course to get the adapters with the kit, but looking at the photos it appears that they can be easily made. Plus I can imagine that there may be some call for custom adapters.
    Putting the cart before the horse at this point, but if the product turns out to be worthy of the effort, I might setup to make custom adapters.
    Standing by like everyone to actually have the tool in hand and use it. The concept isn't that radical, a rack can generate tremendous force and that is just what a tire machine is doing, pushing the bead out past the rim edge rather than levering it over as a tire iron does.

    Bokrijder