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Old 10-07-2017, 08:37 PM   #21
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You are asking me if I carry tools?
I know you do on the GS, but this is about dirt bike tires (I assume you mean the KTM). I've never seen it. Didn't know if you had tools and spares strapped on it or not. Worth their weight in gold as far as I'm concerned, I've needed them before.

Anyway, I did just change the rear on my DR and that's the list of stuff I used successfully. WD40 works a treat for convincing the bead to seat, along with rather high air pressure. I need to get a tiny can to keep on the bike. I only needed the mallet to get the first side of the tire on to the rim, so it's not a pack along item.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:14 PM   #22
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Baja no pinch tool FTW!

Just swapped the rear on my 1290 in about 20 minutes yesterday.

Getting the wheel on/off the bike is the hardest part.

http://www.bajanopinch.com/
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That's a smart tool. It's only for getting the tire on?

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Old 10-09-2017, 03:40 PM   #24
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Yep, only for getting it on.

Getting old one off is never an issue for me, I drop the PSI and ride around a bit, gets nice and warm/flexible.

Like I was telling you the other night, its much easier to learn at home in the garage w/ beer than out in BFE.
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:41 PM   #25
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Let me know when you plan to swap tires, if I can I'll swing by and shed some tips.
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Besides tire irons, the handiest tool I've bought is a stand...trying to do it on the floor or with a bucket is a pain in the .

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The baja no pinch tool was the best suggestion ever.

Thank you c4nuck!!!

About 15 mins to get the tire mounted.

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Windex works well to seat the bead; it evaporates and leaves the bead sticky afterwards.
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The baja no pinch tool was the best suggestion ever.

Thank you c4nuck!!!

About 15 mins to get the tire mounted.

https://youtu.be/8WRLymbFBCg
Woah! First time seein' this magical thing!

I need it now.
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Max, once I get sorted you must bring these wonderful tools to a NW Bike night. I’ll have three 12” tires to mount soon. Ha
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The baja no pinch tool was the best suggestion ever.

Thank you c4nuck!!!

About 15 mins to get the tire mounted.

https://youtu.be/8WRLymbFBCg
now that is fukin awesome
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:33 PM   #34
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Once you go with Nitro mousse you'll never use another tube!

Cycle Shack North carries these in stock, you'll never have a flat for the life of the mousse.
http://nitromousse.com

And you may want to pick up a nice Rabaconda too, I have this set up and when done using tricks, it's a breeze to do a set of tires in mere minutes.
https://rabaconda.com

Of course you'll still need 4-5 irons but, the beauty of the Mousse is that it's solid Nitrogen filled foam and it'll never fail on you, it does have a shelf life but it's dependent upon how many hours you put on it or the length of time it sits. It will get hard after a period of time but, I've been racing on 2 different sets all year, putting 65-75 miles on a set per race day.
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Frankly, I was amazed at how well it worked.

Now if there was an easy way to get the tire off!!’
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:48 PM   #36
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Woildn’t you know that Carbon had a good way to get the tire off!!!

https://rabaconda.com/

I’ll be looking into this.
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Woildn’t you know that Carbon had a good way to get the tire off!!!

https://rabaconda.com/

I’ll be looking into this.
If you don't want to go through the expense, I have it here and you're welcome to bring your tires, I'd be happy to help swap them for you. I can show you how to do the mousse set up, it's really awesome and well worth the expense. I go through a rear tire every race, and a front every 2-3 races, needless to say, I change tires quite often so it's handy and worth the money to me, plus I change other peoples tires with mousse as well.
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This is somewhat off topic but, I swear I seen Ben Spies at the riders meeting Sunday morning at the Oklahoma national enduro but, I said to myself, NAW, he's testing or training to make a comeback.

Sure enough it was BS11, he rode Open A, he did pretty good, he's a super fast dude on a dirt bike in the woods.

http://www.nationalenduro.com/news/2...-by-shan-moore
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Awesome. No problem, glad I could help. That's a serious tire tool!
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James is right, the Mousse tubes are great. We stock both the NitroMousse and Michelin Bib-Mousse here at Cycle Shack. Discounts available for MH members! Let me know if I can help.
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