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    With three bikes in the garage now its time to get the right tools and start changing my own tires. For the people who already have the tools, what are the one to get?

    Bead breaker, tire irons, rim protectors, tire changing station possibly.... What other tools have you found handy for the job?
    Rich

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    Re: Tire changing tools advice

    wire brush soapy water and starting fluid last one is optional only used in extreme cases...
    age is a state of mind
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      Re: Tire changing tools advice

      I suppose starting fluid is to get the tire on the bead? Ive seen it work like a charm. Im also interested in some econo way to change my own tires.
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      • #4
        Re: Tire changing tools advice

        my brother and i use a big c- clamp and the spoons. but we have been talking about building a bead breaker, just havent gotten around to it yet.

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        • #5
          Re: Tire changing tools advice

          i built my own tire changer. it works about as fast as the no-mar tire changer, and it cost about $10 in material to make. that with some spoons, rim protectors and soapy water

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          • #6
            Re: Tire changing tools advice

            Originally posted by rednecktwin View Post
            i built my own tire changer. it works about as fast as the no-mar tire changer, and it cost about $10 in material to make. that with some spoons, rim protectors and soapy water
            Rich

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            • #7
              Re: Tire changing tools advice

              any pics of the home made ver. i too would also like to not pay to get this done anymore and anything i can make is one step closer...
              age is a state of mind
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              ZG dble bbl, ss lines 6pots,Pazzo shorties ROCK!, Penske rear shock Lindman re-worked forks,custom (by me) dual HID Xenon Hi/Lo projectors Ultra-Violet halo's, LED sigs & plate lights, E G hugger,P M cyclone wheels, Rifleman 1/5 throttle,Van's Billet CCC, Galfer wavies, 6spring clutch Van's mod II Clutch plate, PCIII, speedo healer, and more...

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              • #8
                Re: Tire changing tools advice

                I used to use a vise for my old gs tires. but I dont think a 190 will fit in many vices out there. you could prolly use it for the front still. If I remember right one of the parts mags has all the tools and a hand operated lever style breaker thats pretty inexpensive.
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                • #9
                  Re: Tire changing tools advice

                  harbor freight has a decent setup for around 100 total...will break the bead and all....i use it and some tire irons...rim protectors...and soapy water...i suck at changing tires but it works for me..also for another 50 bucks they got a balancer...but there are other ways to balance if u dont wanna spend the $$$...good luck

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                  • #10
                    Re: Tire changing tools advice

                    Originally posted by DropKickChip View Post
                    i'll have to take some, i thought i had one but i guess not

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                    • #11
                      Re: Tire changing tools advice

                      Uh.. Rednecktwin.... it also helps to have a WELDER and metal to weld one up with... ya know most of us dont have those tools.

                      I've used his rig.... work very well. He mounted it to a work table and it works quite well.

                      Hurry up with the pictures!!

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