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Tire Mounting Instructions

Someone may have posted this before, but it certainly appears worthy of a repeat if so. . .

I found these tire mounting instructions and a review of the Harbor Freight tire changer this evening.

Those of you with experience with this, is there anything in the instructions that you would change/add/delete? Any tips to share with us neophytes?

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Tony, that "prybar" is okay for Chinese MC tires.. but it will damage the BMW rims..

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I was going to get some of those No Mar (?) bars that Grif had mentioned in another thread. Other ideas?

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Tony,


Get the No Mar Spoons - I have the HF unit and made my own delrin blocks to hold the wheel but I am picking up the spoons at the Huntsville, AL Chicken Rally at the end of the month (No Mar usually has special pricing there). I have had no luck installing tires with the No Mar Bar (great for removing) and have used rim protectors and conventional spoons. It will be a snap with a set of the No Mar spoons.

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John.. will you look at the "discount" for members here? Perhaps you can do a "bulk" buy?

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I'd be in for a few spoons if you can get a decent price and don't mind toting them.

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Or... just drop them in a UPS or similar box... and mail them..

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Or... just drop them in a UPS or similar box... and mail them..
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Tony,


Get the No Mar Spoons - I have the HF unit and made my own delrin blocks to hold the wheel but I am picking up the spoons at the Huntsville, AL Chicken Rally at the end of the month (No Mar usually has special pricing there). I have had no luck installing tires with the No Mar Bar (great for removing) and have used rim protectors and conventional spoons. It will be a snap with a set of the No Mar spoons.
John, how hard was it to make the delrin blocks? pics? That would make the HF great for me -- now I use pieces of an inner tube on my HF...

I use the NoMar bar to demount and mount - granted, mounting is a bit tough and doesn't work quite like their video, but it does builds upper body strength and character...
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Here is another tire changing site http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/tirechange
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John, how hard was it to make the delrin blocks? pics? That would make the HF great for me -- now I use pieces of an inner tube on my HF...
I had a scrap piece of 3" round stock and cut it into three parts. Machined out a recess in the bottom to fit the HF clips and then cut a bevel on the top to match the rim. I messed up and cut the bevel back too far. Even though the blocks were a hard press fit to the clips they still popped off under pressure. I had to cross drill and install bolts to keep them on. I asked the No Mar Guy at the last Chicken Rally why he didn't make a set for the HF unit. Well I can't blame them - they want to sell you one of their units. I'll get some pics together this weekend of what I did.

I will contact the people at No Mar and see if they will do a group buy for us.

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Here goes the pics of the mods I made to the HF tire changer. The pucks were hand milled to fit each clip. I messed up and cut the wheel bevels too far back and the pucks kept slipping off - so I had to add the through bolts. I also made a few small pieces to screw on to the bead breaker as well. Not real pretty but it works. Unfortunately I no longer have easy access to the machine shop. I know we have some other board members here that are far better at this stuff than I am. Perhaps I have inspired some of them to make some of these (only better).
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Here goes the pics of the mods I made to the HF tire changer. The pucks were hand milled to fit each clip. I messed up and cut the wheel bevels too far back and the pucks kept slipping off - so I had to add the through bolts. I also made a few small pieces to screw on to the bead breaker as well. Not real pretty but it works. Unfortunately I no longer have easy access to the machine shop. I know we have some other board members here that are far better at this stuff than I am. Perhaps I have inspired some of them to make some of these (only better).
Thanks John.... I wish I had those types of skills... Maybe you did inspire someone to make some sets for a reasonable price.
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