Tried the Motion Pro Bead Breaker last week - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 Old 04-12-2014, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Strider1520's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Broussard, Louisiana
Posts: 98
Tried the Motion Pro Bead Breaker last week

My front tire was getting cupped fairly badly and decided to swap the rear as well. It was a Kenda (the only size a dealer had when my Heidenau K60 belt delamintated on me on the way to Houston. Still had some miles left in them, but wanted to try the Shinko 705's. Ordered a MotionPro Bead Breaker with the tires.

I had the old hammer type wedge bead breaker and man, let me tell you, these worked like a charm.

Deflate the tire, remove the stem and insert the bead breaker.



Press together (didn't require much force) and PRESTO!!! Bead broken. Worked it around and made sure it was broken in 2-3 other places, flipped and did the same on the other side.



Also used the spoon on the other side of the bead breaker to help me along with my normal iron. Worth the money.....did what it was suppose to do.

Speaking of the Shinko's. I like them thus far. More road whine than other tires I have had on, but I really like the tire - and the price is sweet.


Strider1520 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 12:21 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Eric Lorenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 125
Garage
Cool. Before I gave up my GS750, I had worked up enough nerve to do an oil/filter change on it...and had previously done some other minor things (battery replacement/maintenance, lamps, etc.) I have not gotten to the place yet where I think I could do that. For me, right now, that's a "I'm gonna run it over to Racer Cafe and let THEM do that". Once we get back into a house, and I have a real garage, with a place to do work like this, I might consider it.

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

Eric Lorenz
Aurora, IL
2007 DL650A
Eric Lorenz is offline  
post #3 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 12:26 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
bwringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,273
I've used a very similar technique with three tire irons to break beads many times. Works very well, even on the most stubborn tires.

2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, Dark Metallic Space Blue
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2005 KLR685, Aztec Red - Turd II.2, the ReReTurdening
bwringer is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 07:31 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Supatramp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 720
I got a MPBB about 6 months ago and it's been accepted well into my tool kit.
It's broken all the beads, I've used it on, including the large Harley rims.
I pour some lube all the way around the rim and gently worked it 360 degrees.
Before you know it, pop.
I don't go at tire work like a bull in a China shop, and have gotten to where I'm not tearing up my rims and scratching them. I'll use rim protectors when required.
By the way, I've found Shinko's at Pinwallcycle in Ohio, the cheapest anywhere, with free shipping. They sent 'em FedEx, and were in NJ, in four days.
A front & back 705 for the Glee, $149.


Supatramp is offline  
post #5 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
jgonzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Waukesha, Wi.
Posts: 266
Are you guys balancing then?? If yes, how you doing them?

Garage......
Oh Yea: '17 Aprilia Tuono Factory
'14 DL1000
'02 Daytona 955ce
'87 ZL1000
'85 &'86 ZL900's
jgonzo is offline  
post #6 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 08:44 AM
$tromtrooper
 
chicago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: bishop, CA
Posts: 3,362
I put on a set of tires using this tool plus a set on my neighbors XL 650. I was very impressed. It is so easy. This is the one.....you need this tool.

How to balance your wheels - Motorbike Parts & Accessories Reviews | MCN
chicago is offline  
post #7 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 09:43 AM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: hollyweird florida
Posts: 269
I picked one up at a great price but have not used it yet.. Good to know it works as advertised.

I HAVE used this little jewel with great success. Makes getting the last little bit over the edge a snap.. The leverage is so powerful it will cut the tire if your not careful. Not a deal breaker, just you have to be wary…like scratching your rims. I have used it on very stiff rear Sport touring tires and K60's… piece of cake..

This is the original and where I got mine in a group buy on ADV..From Yurp

Kaurit-Moto

American version for "cheaper" Looks to be the same…

Baja NO PINCH Tire Tool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsP6PglNkFE Tool used at about 4:50

Mitch
Hollyweird, Fla.
mitch96 is offline  
post #8 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: General Delivery, USA
Posts: 168
@Strider1520 - Thanks for trying one of these and doing the write-up w/ pics.

I was leery of buying one since I still have a sour taste in my mouth from buying their Bead Popper.

Their Bead Breaker, on the other hand, appears to do what it was designed to do, so I guess it's time to buy the big one for the shop and the small one for the tool roll.

"Making bad choices since 1948...."[LEFT][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/LEFT]
Leroy is offline  
post #9 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 10:19 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Barrie, Ont
Posts: 110
Kauritmoto tool

I thought the kauritmoto tool was only for tube tires. Have you used it to change tubeless tires? Did you need an axle adaptor to use it for the vstrom?



Quote:
Originally Posted by mitch96 View Post

I HAVE used this little jewel with great success. Makes getting the last little bit over the edge a snap.. The leverage is so powerful it will cut the tire if your not careful. Not a deal breaker, just you have to be wary…like scratching your rims. I have used it on very stiff rear Sport touring tires and K60's… piece of cake..

This is the original and where I got mine in a group buy on ADV..From Yurp

Kaurit-Moto

American version for "cheaper" Looks to be the same…

Baja NO PINCH Tire Tool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsP6PglNkFE Tool used at about 4:50

Certified JB Welder
2017 Africa Twin
2012 DL650 EXP (traded)
2012 WR250R
dogen is offline  
post #10 of 27 Old 04-13-2014, 11:03 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 265
Do you balance the wheels with new tires?

Ride safe!
V Strom DL650 - 2013 Riding
V Strom DL1000 - 2007 Sold
Honda Shadow 750 - 2000 Sold
Pauloxxi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome