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Old 03-02-2016, 04:38 PM   #21
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It's more expensive for a super moto wheel, they can not use the machine (spoke rims) and have to do it by hand...time consuming. .not to mention the rim lock is a pain in the . ..I bought a manual changer from harbor freight, works great and has saved me over $200 so far
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It's more expensive for a super moto wheel, they can not use the machine (spoke rims) and have to do it by hand...time consuming. .not to mention the rim lock is a pain in the . ..I bought a manual changer from harbor freight, works great and has saved me over $200 so far
I disagree. I use a machine on dirt bike tires all of the time.
Also if it's a super moto wheel with a street tire there's usually not a rim lock.
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I disagree. I use a machine on dirt bike tires all of the time.
Also if it's a super moto wheel with a street tire there's usually not a rim lock.

Hummm...I have always been told the opposite...is it a different machine that uses both spoke and rims and does it matter if they are a 60/40 style tire?
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Would you recommend no rim lock for a 60/40 style tire? Very little off road...
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It's more expensive for a super moto wheel, they can not use the machine (spoke rims) and have to do it by hand...time consuming. .not to mention the rim lock is a pain in the . ..I bought a manual changer from harbor freight, works great and has saved me over $200 so far
This is what I was told from tejas, lands, Pasadena, and wild west...
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Would you recommend no rim lock for a 60/40 style tire? Very little off road...
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Forgot to mention, my tires have tubes...
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No, do not use a lock...or yes, use a lock...sorry, confused
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60/40 wheel with minimal off road? Probably no rim lock.
As far as machines, mine handles spoked and cast wheels from 14" to 26". It can actually do down to 10" but they're a pure so we don't do them.
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60/40 wheel with minimal off road? Probably no rim lock.
As far as machines, mine handles spoked and cast wheels from 14" to 26". It can actually do down to 10" but they're a pure so we don't do them.
Good to know, I have to take my fifty wheels in because I refuse to replace tubes in them, especially with street tires. Honda of Houston is the only one that will do it for me.
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Best to buy a set of tire spoons and learn to change your own tires. I started changing my own bicycle tires at 10 and continued on to motorcycle tires at 15. Dirt knobbies, street tires, with tubes, without tubes.
, all I used was screwdrivers for 25 years, before getting a set of good spoons ten years ago.

Yeah, you'll get some knicks and scratches in the rim but they polish out if you're that .
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:20 PM   #33
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The guys here in austin are pretty cool.
The rate is 25$ for tires purchased in store and 50$ for not purchased.

They examined my rims for any scuffs and made note of them.

i snagged a No Mar machine so the money stays in house now!
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FWIW we charge $15 per wheel whether you buy from us or not.
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It's more expensive for a super moto wheel, they can not use the machine (spoke rims) and have to do it by hand...time consuming. .not to mention the rim lock is a pain in the . ..I bought a manual changer from harbor freight, works great and has saved me over $200 so far
Bwahahaha, your not smart. Check you facts beforehand.
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Yeah, you'll get some knicks and scratches in the rim but they polish out if you're that .
I have cut 2 small pieces of the worn tire out from the center parts. I use them between the screwdriver/ Spoon and never nicks in the rim.
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Always ask for the price of the service up front! before anything else. Then inspect and make a note of any scratches/dings or other damage in front of the guy who's going to work on your wheels.
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60/40 wheel with minimal off road? Probably no rim lock.
As far as machines, mine handles spoked and cast wheels from 14" to 26". It can actually do down to 10" but they're a pure so we don't do them.
What is your opinion of the tubeless system in lieu of using tubes? Worth the money?
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I have cut 2 small pieces of the worn tire out from the center parts. I use them between the screwdriver/ Spoon and never nicks in the rim.
I had rim protectors but threw them away. Too much trouble for me and I'm not overly concerned with knicks or scratches. My bike is for riding, not showing.
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