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post #1 of 7 Old 05-08-2011, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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home-grown tire changer & bead breaker

Not sure if this has been tried, but it seemed pretty simple. It takes about 2 seconds to break the beads. Then I just use my Three small 9" tire irons to remove & re-install the new or good used tire. It's nice to get a tire changed 24/7.




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post #2 of 7 Old 05-09-2011, 04:43 AM
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It's nice to get a tire changed 24/7.
You got that right!!! I use a Harbor Freight tire changer because I can't wait for a dealer, or local shop to work me in, (Besides, on tire change paid for the unit.)

Your system looks great! Really nice and innovative job!

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What did you for the parts that engage the wheel, aka rim clamps?












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[QUOTE=henerythe8th;683266]What did you for the parts that engage the wheel, aka rim clamps?


I used 1/4'' round bar to make "forks" that the spokes lay in. I use a tie-down strap to hold the wheel secure. I have since put clear tubing over the rods to protect the finish. It sure beats wrestling the wheel while on your knees.
Maybe this pic helps...


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post #5 of 7 Old 05-09-2011, 07:19 PM
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tire changer

I got a Habor Freight changer delivered for under $100 = We've (my buddy and I) have changed dozens of tires on it. Works great for what I paid. My buddy's made a few $$$ to stick in his pocket. We use dyna beads in all the tires, to date no problems, smooth as silk.
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It seems that the motorcycle tire changer adaptor is no longer available from Harbor Freight. Does anybody know where I can get one?I have the bottom piece and have been looking for a while now.

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