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Old 05-15-2013, 01:03 AM   #11
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Re: Tire Change using Zip Ties

Other versions look like this

http://www.bikebandit.com/kastar-val...m-fishing-tool

Uses a wire and t handle.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Re: Tire Change using Zip Ties

Diluted Murphy's Oil Soap makes a great tire lube. Most tires just slip right on the rim with a bit of a push and a grunt or two. I've never tried the wire tie method.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #13
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Same here!

Might work on lighter weight tires, but didn't work on my front E3 when I tried that last year!

So, I used my HF tire changer






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How do you like that tire changer? It has been on my list of tools to get, but I wasnt sure how well it would work. Also do you balance them your self if so with what?

Thanks
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #14
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Re: Tire Change using Zip Ties

The best tire lube is available in your kitchen; vegetable oil! I got this tip from a tire industry association website. Won't leave a mess, won't rust, won't affect the rubber. Been using it for years. Pirelli's on a Ducati require extra virgin olive oil, of course.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:36 PM   #15
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Dusty

How do you like that tire changer? It has been on my list of tools to get, but I wasnt sure how well it would work. Also do you balance them your self if so with what?

Thanks
MY HF tire changer works fine for me, but they are no longer available.

I use a truing stand and balance my tires with stick on weights. The whole set up paid for itself after 3 tire changes.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:08 PM   #16
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Thanks Ken,

I did see one some where just the other day, I will have to do a little research.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #17
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Re: Tire Change using Zip Ties

Keep in mind that while HF is selling the tire changer again, you need the motorcycle wheel adapter to change out our motorcycle tires, which they quite carrying shortly after I bought mine.

I think the cheapest motorcycle tire changer available today, is the Cycle Hill tire change, unles you find someone selling their complete HF tire changer on Ebay, or some place similar.

This is what I use to balance my wheels.


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Old 05-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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I think the cheapest motorcycle tire changer available today, is the Cycle Hill tire change, unles you find someone selling their complete HF tire changer on Ebay, or some place similar
Lot of changers on ebay for less than 200.00, just have to watch some will not work on rims with bearings in.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:12 PM   #19
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Keep in mind that while HF is selling the tire changer again, you need the motorcycle wheel adapter to change out our motorcycle tires, which they quite carrying shortly after I bought mine.

I think the cheapest motorcycle tire changer available today, is the Cycle Hill tire change, unles you find someone selling their complete HF tire changer on Ebay, or some place similar.

This is what I use to balance my wheels.


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I split the cost of the complete Cyclehill set up with my riding buddy. It was more than the HF set up, but we got a balancer and all the tools. With what I as paying for mounting, and the premium tire prices that dealers and parts shops wanted, I figured we paid it off in savings with 3 sets of tires each. My share has been paid back in savings for a year or so... I'll never pay anyone to do my tires again!
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #20
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Re: Tire Change using Zip Ties

Just watched the video. It's a pretty interesting way to do things.. kinda tough. I can see how it can be very convenient though when in a pinch.
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