Tyre changers...Whats the go?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by 1coolbanana, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Tyre changers are no doubt handy, and I bought some cheapo Chinese thing, and I got exactly what I paid for......

    But, at the end of the day if you go out and actually ride in the bush, you will end up needing to get tyres off rims. All by yourself. I have 4 lightweight, longish tyre levers, a light g-clamp and some rim protector thingys, I just do my own at home and the practice only helps when your hot/tired/grumpy at the side of some lonely track.

    Oh, and a little bottle of baby powder, best lube out there.

    Edit, Motoz tyres suck, if only for the fact that the sidewalls are a combination of rubber, steel and granite:baldy
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  2. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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    Mmmmmmm.......Nice soft tyres huh!
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  3. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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  4. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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  5. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Time poor

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  6. Hoges

    Hoges Been here awhile

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    I use one of these, paid $100 for it, works well even on 17 inch 180's.
    It's a TWM imports brand

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  7. 1coolbanana

    1coolbanana Long timer

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  8. ozcruiser

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    Where can we buy the china version in OZ
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  9. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I bought mine through Gum Tree off this mob.
    I got the bigger TC 20 which has a tilt arm not a swing arm.
    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hem...s/happ-swing-arm-tyre-changer-tc10/1076192308
    Transport is the problem, I can't remember what it cost to get to Hervey Bay from Brisbane.
    I think it was around $200 and they would have delivered to my door but I had no way of lifting it off the truck.
    So I had a mate with a tilt tray pick it up, he backed up my driveway and we slid into the shed.
    I then man handled on broom sticks to where I wanted it in the shed.
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  10. nry

    nry .

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    I was going to suggest the Rabaconda, I've had one since 2013 and it is perfect for fitting big rally tyres and mousse tubes which is about as hard as it gets. I also shove my old mousse tubes into much smaller tyres :D not sure I'd be able too without it. They use enduro tyres in the video as I guess that's their target market.
    When not in use it sits up on a shelf in its bag completely out of the way.
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  11. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    whatever you decide on Marc, I'm happy to come for a ride down the M1, to give you a hand if needed.
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  12. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    So here is my tyre changing set up. Only started to build the wheel balancer tonight a couple of bolts and it will be finished. I also need to make the legs on the tyre changing set up about 100mm longer not bad for $350 -$400 . Including the baja no pinch i ca fit a 908RR in under 10min but that involves blood and alot swearing

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  13. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    Good set up & tools but...

    the plastic fork?
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  14. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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  15. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    You don't know about the fork trick .
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  16. Gunerdo

    Gunerdo fromwanerbe

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    ..have me intrigued..

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  17. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Well you wedge the fork between your arse crack so every time you scrape your knuckles you don't feel it because you have a fork wedged half way up your arse .





    Really I don't know why it is there must have dropped,it taking the bins out.
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  18. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    You're among like minded friends here, you can admit that you (have to?) eat your meals in the shed/garage...
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  19. GSXR

    GSXR Trail Rider

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    Gave my two favourite tyre changers a run today...

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  20. Farmer Roy

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