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Old 11-18-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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No-mar Tire Changer: Thoughts on my new toy

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Old 11-18-2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hiya Seb!

Much nicer set up then what I use(car tire machines )
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:55 PM   #3
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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Hiya Seb!

Much nicer set up then what I use(car tire machines )

lol i get they Mexicans on highway 6 do do mine for 5 bucks on a car tire machine then i static balance it too
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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The no-mar tire tool looks great!

Me and my son made a m/c tire mount/dis-mount machine this past weekend in a bit over an hour with scrap metal and some basic engineering. All surfaces are coated allowing no scratches on the rims, and with ~$50 in expenses (tire iron, two PE coated spoons, and PE wheel protectors), we feel like it was an AWESOME project.

It works great for dismounting and mounting m/c tires.

This project was prompted by a very quick failure of a Pilot Rosso...
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and just wondering, what do they run?
Basic machine is about $500, the most expensive package you can get (pro machine with full package) will run ya about $1400.

Correction: Mine is the Jr Pro model not the Pro
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Cool machine. I had one WAY back when I had the race shop in N.O., got to be careful though so as not to scratch the wheel while clamping it.

For most people it's an expensive luxury.

Many shops here mount and balance wheels off the bike from $10.00 to $15.00, so it's difficult to justify the expense.

Glad you like the new toy though!
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:37 PM   #8
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The no-mar tire tool looks great!

Me and my son made a m/c tire mount/dis-mount machine this past weekend in a bit over an hour with scrap metal and some basic engineering. All surfaces are coated allowing no scratches on the rims, and with ~$50 in expenses (tire iron, two PE coated spoons, and PE wheel protectors), we feel like it was an AWESOME project.

It works great for dismounting and mounting m/c tires.

This project was prompted by a very quick failure of a Pilot Rosso...
Was that the one that was on the back of the GSXR you were riding Saturday?
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #9
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I'd like to become your best friend j/k

Very nice machine. How much do you charge for a tire change now?
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You should post up in the Members Helping Members Section. Never know when someone is in a pinch and needs it done after all the shops are closed.

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Many shops here mount and balance wheels off the bike from $10.00 to $15.00, so it's difficult to justify the expense.
If yall mount and balance for $15 thats awsome. I know everywhere I have checked charges atleast $25 per tire if I pay way to much purchasing tires from them. $10 or $15 to mount doesnt really mean much if I have to pay an extra $30+ per tire. I know last time I went to cyclegear for tires and it ended up being about $380 with all said and done. If I got the same tires online it would cost me $250 for the tires and now nothing for install.

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Very nice machine. How much do you charge for a tire change now?
Non-sponsers are not allowed to advertise services on MH.

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You should post up in the Members Helping Members Section. Never know when someone is in a pinch and needs it done after all the shops are closed.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=99169
I will go ahead and post up in there.
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If yall mount and balance for $15 thats awsome.
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Yep , we have for the last 7 years, whether you buy the tire from us or not.
I know at least one sponsor on the south side charges $10.00 off the bike as well.

That's great that you're offering to do it for our members though.
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Portable Tire Changer
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Saw this a while back on a forum maybe this one (idk)... It said this worked just as well as the base model no-mar system
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The Harbor Freight one is fairly rinky imo.
We looked a getting one when we were doing trackside service as a back up to the pnuematic, but determined it would probably fall apart after a few uses.

The No Mar is about the least expensive decent manual machine, and you still need to be careful when using it.
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Your more then welcome to come check it out Dave. Just shoot me a PM
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I just bought this for G-Man for his anniversary present... 18 years with me, so I'm guessing he deserves it.
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Oh yeah, defintely...

So since we are brothers I can come and use it, right?
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The Harbor Freight one is fairly rinky imo.
We looked a getting one when we were doing trackside service as a back up to the pnuematic, but determined it would probably fall apart after a few uses.

The No Mar is about the least expensive decent manual machine, and you still need to be careful when using it.
I have the HF set up w/ Mojo blocks (to prevent rim scratches) and the No Mar mount demount bar.

It works well for me. But, It takes practice amd I hesitate to change anything other than sportbike tires w/ it. I changed a co-workers VTX1800 tire on it and if I hadn't already changed about 50 tires on my HF setup I would have detroyed it and lost my temper several times. Heavy duty tires (like Goldwings, VTX etc) are DEFINITLEY best left to the professionals w/ the professional equipment.

The main reason I got it was I enjoy learning how to do all those things and have some friends that make the labor/investment worthwhile.

The other reason I went ahead and did it is that I got the entirre HF portion via Craigslist for $25 so i figured what the .

I will add that we are a very lucky community to have sponsors that provide that service for a measly $10. Well worth it IMO.
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So since we are brothers I can come and use it, right?

Anytime! Well, anytime after it actually arrives, which I hope is before Thanksgiving!
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