Tyre changers...Whats the go?

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  1. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    I change my own tyres, no big deal, but as Im getting older, more decrepit and hand injuries making it more difficult Im looking for a tyre changer/machine.
    Not those crappy things that come from Torpedo 7 for traily tyres, (got one of those) but something a little more substantial to change heavy, tough tyres in the 18-21 region.
    Tyres like the Motoz Tractionator 150-18 which can be a bugger.

    No-Mar was suggested but at over $1000 AU, that nearly puts it in the range of cheap powered tyre machine.

    Any thoughts or opinions on whats good, what works and whats not the price of a pro powered tyre machine?

    Although, if anyone had a tyre machine for a good price Id buy it! :-)
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  2. mmmoto71

    mmmoto71 Been here awhile

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    I have a NO-Mar....worth every penny to us old buggers.
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    Which model, how much and where from?
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    mmmoto71 Been here awhile

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    The basic cycle hill model. I change tyres on road and dirt wheels, including the famed Mitas Dakar E-09.
    I have regularly used MOTOZ in the past as well. It takes me longer to set it up, and bolt it to the floor than it takes me to change a tyre. (I have some threaded concrete anchors in the garage that I bolt it to when required.)

    I bought it direct from No-Mar. They hold australian stock and charge an USD price. https://www.nomartyrechanger.com/category_s/37.htm
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    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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    I just tried to buy from the US and they have another $356 USD Fedex freight on to top of it...

    Not really a bargain... :baldy
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    Was just looking at that thanks.
    Pre order for June at the moment.
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    Anybody have any experience with the SCA - ebay - Gumtree types?
    Assuming they are probably not worth bothering with?
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    Finding some way to heat the rubber makes a huge difference. Maybe try that before spending money on expensive tools.
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    Done all that, been changing tyres for years but getting older and some of these adv tyres are tough bastards, 4 and 5 ply.
    Need some help these days with all my old injuries etc.
    Most bike tyres are easy, just the heavy ones on big rims are a killer.
    Dont mind spending the money to make my life less painful :-)
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    I get on really well with the guys at my local shop.

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    Yeah, I wish. Dont have any nice locals, everything is too much trouble "leave it with us and we might get around to it sometime" types and then they want $30 to change a tyre. :(
    Would mind if they were good but they are the big shop types with "no workshop entry" type scenario, no old school types anymore.

    I cant even get the locals to order the tyres I want because they aremnt mainstream brands :(

    Rather invest in being able to do it myself more easily to be honest
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