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Old 09-29-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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Harbor Freight tire changer?

Anyone used one of these, with the motorcycle tire attachment? They are available on EBAY for about $100 shipped. Is it worth it over the tire irons on a bucket approach?
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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I normally wouldn't give a smartass reply but...

Harbor, Freight, Tool and Changer are all more than 3 characters long. Had you searched, you would have found an avalanche of threads concerning its pros, cons, mods, upgrades, pictures of them with powdercoating, undercoating and even debating the failure of the Harbor Freight final drives.

You really should have known.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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I normally wouldn't give a smartass reply but...

Harbor, Freight, Tool and Changer are all more than 3 characters long. Had you searched, you would have found an avalanche of threads concerning its pros, cons, mods, upgrades, pictures of them with powdercoating, undercoating and even debating the failure of the Harbor Freight final drives.

You really should have known.
Point taken, my bad
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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that said, the HB tire changer works fine. It's overkill for a smaller wheel (like my KLR's) but is easier than doing it manually. On a big bike (like my Goldwing) it's a huge timesaver.

Get yourself a manual wheelbalancer and a box of weights too. The setup will pay for itself in a couple years.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:14 PM   #5
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one other search to add to your list...

Marc Parnes

I use his balancer and it works great...


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Old 10-17-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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No need to buy on flea bay , I paid 70 bucks for mine at the store . It is a nice wheel holder that holds the wheel at work level , the supplyed tire lever is a piece of crap I use my Ken-tool spoons . It beats working on the floor . SEYA
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