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post #1 of 11 Old 08-21-2019, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Rabaconda Motorcycle Tire Changer

Just wondering if anyone here has one or used one? I've got a "Overfilled" garage according to the trophy wife and no where to house a Harbor Freight tire changer. The Rabaconda set's up and tears down quickly. I know it's a little spendy, but cheaper than another addition to the garage. What's been your experience? Thanks in advance

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I've never used one but I watched the video of the stand in action. It's basically a bead breaker and a stand. You're still mounting and dismounting the tire with irons.
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I've never used one but I watched the video of the stand in action. It's basically a bead breaker and a stand. You're still mounting and dismounting the tire with irons.
Does it look to be much easier?
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I started with an HF tire changer and a No Mar bar. Upgraded to a No Mar Classic. Had that for a few years and then ran into a great deal on a swing arm automatic tire changer. Life is now sweet. If space is an issue the No Mar can be hitch mounted so it can be broken down and stowed when not in use. A lot of the Adv type tires have pretty stiff side walls and can be a struggle to demount and mount.

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I've never used one but I watched the video of the stand in action. It's basically a bead breaker and a stand. You're still mounting and dismounting the tire with irons.
It is nice that you have owned some tire changers but you mentioned that you had seen a video if a new one in action.

Did the new one seem to be easy to use ?
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It is nice that you have owned some tire changers but you mentioned that you had seen a video if a new one in action.

Did the new one seem to be easy to use ?
If you can or have changed a tire using tire irons, it's a marginally easier process, otherwise, I don't see the value in it.

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Just wondering if anyone here has one or used one? I've got a "Overfilled" garage according to the trophy wife and no where to house a Harbor Freight tire changer. The Rabaconda set's up and tears down quickly. I know it's a little spendy, but cheaper than another addition to the garage. What's been your experience? Thanks in advance
I'm not sure what you're talking about? Perhaps you can post several pictures...one or two shots of the Rabaconda tire changer could be useful too...
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^ That's just a bead breaker and stand, so yeah tire irons after that. Might be fine for road tires, but no way would I try and mount E07's or K60's with irons. Been there, done that won't do it again.

Every time I use my HF w/Mojo Blocks and No Scuff tire tool I get it done a little faster with less grunt. Yes it takes up some room, but as stated a hitch mount would be the way to go and keep it out of the way when not in use. A 3' length of 2" receiver tube and a welder can fix you up pretty cheap. Make sure the stand is mounted at ground level so you can use the built in bead breaker...it's indispensable.

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