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post #1 of 5 Old Oct 5th, 2011, 8:57 am Thread Starter
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Tire change tools

So I'm thinking I want to get into changing my own tires, if I had these tools or comparable ones would I be able to change my own tires on my K75 and K1200?

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MojoLever

Seems like the one thing I'm missing would be something to hold the rim while prying the tire off and on. Looks like Harbor freight is not carrying the the ones I've seen mentioned in post, so any ideas on where I could get something similar to what is used in the MojoLever Video on the cheap would be great.

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post #2 of 5 Old Oct 5th, 2011, 9:07 am
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Re: Tire change tools

That looks pretty good..........but just to be safe, and really it's all I ever use, is a pair of short handle tire spoons. Available at any auto parts........I wrap the ends with electrical tape to keep them from marring my rims...............that bead breaker looks like a good idea, let me know how it works..............$00.02............

Oh yeah, soap..........a bucket of soapy water, or what works in the pinch is 'Go-Jo'........works like a champ and keeps things slick............



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Re: Tire change tools

You will also need a wheel balance unit.

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You will also need a wheel balance unit.
For an excellent balance unit, see: http://www.marcparnes.com/
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Re: Tire change tools

+1 on the Marc Parnes balancer. Marc sells stick on weights as well.

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