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Old 08-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #916
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I have the tool and the stand I plan to use for the fairly small training motorcycles but it didn't occur to me until I was looking at my rear tire on my BMW GSA with the large center hole... I don't know how i can use this tool on my beemer.

Has anyone that bought the tool used it on the rear wheel of a BMW?

I don't have access to be able to weld or machine any kind of adapter.
I think I saw somebody make an adapter out of PVC pipe
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #917
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I have the tool and the stand I plan to use for the fairly small training motorcycles but it didn't occur to me until I was looking at my rear tire on my BMW GSA with the large center hole... I don't know how i can use this tool on my beemer.

Has anyone that bought the tool used it on the rear wheel of a BMW?

I don't have access to be able to weld or machine any kind of adapter.
Whatever you use for a shim doesn't have to be metal or be permanently attached to the tool. Put up a pic of your hub, I've never ridden a BMW, or paid any attention to what the hub looks like.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:27 PM   #918
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I think I saw somebody make an adapter out of PVC pipe
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #919
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Thank you. That gives me a place to start. I don't have the Parnes balancing tool but that adapter looks like it will provide a solid pivot point for the mounting tool.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:12 AM   #920
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Have had the tool for a couple of months, and finally got to use it last week. Two new Shinko 244's with tubes on my XT225, and a flat tube replacement on my W650.

With lube and tires irons, removal was the usual PIA, same for breaking the beads. Had to put a piece of board on the tire and run over it with my car to break the bead.

Installation was a breeze though, much easier than usual. The W rear tire had a really stiff sidewall, but pushing the opposite side down into the rim allowed the tool to do its work very nicely.

I worked on 2 pieces of 2x6 to protect the front disc and rear sprocket, this also allowed the tool to drop all the way down. The design of the tool pretty much eliminates pinching a tube. Once I got one side back on, I inserted the tube, partially inflated it, and bounced the whole wheel/tire assembly on the ground a number of times to loosen any tube folds, I do the same when both sides are on before full inflation.

When I first bought the tool I agonized a little over the price, but I'm now convinced it was money well spent. In my mid 60's, this gives me the extra edge I need to keep doing my own tire changes.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:41 PM   #921
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I changed my rear tire last wknd, and the tool fit my axle perfectly (no shim needed, like for my front). I had to show someone at my garage how easy it is, because it really looks like magic... took less than 2 minutes to seat the bead.*

*It should be noted that it took me over an hour to get to the starting point- one bead inside the rim, and one bead outside. I've seen people do this online using their hands, and it takes 30 seconds. I had soap on the bead and was using all my body weight (jumping on the thing!), spoons, whatever. It actually took 2 of us using a freaking No-Mar Changer just to get one bead over the rim! The sidewall is ridiculously stiff (Motoz Tractionator)- I could probably ride with 3 psi if I wanted. My friend couldn't believe I wanted to remove the tire from the No-Mar to finish the job, but when he saw how fast it was, he was shocked. I just need to figure out how to get started... the easy part of changing a tire.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #922
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I changed my rear tire last wknd, and the tool fit my axle perfectly (no shim needed, like for my front). I had to show someone at my garage how easy it is, because it really looks like magic... took less than 2 minutes to seat the bead.*

*It should be noted that it took me over an hour to get to the starting point- one bead inside the rim, and one bead outside. I've seen people do this online using their hands, and it takes 30 seconds. I had soap on the bead and was using all my body weight (jumping on the thing!), spoons, whatever. It actually took 2 of us using a freaking No-Mar Changer just to get one bead over the rim! The sidewall is ridiculously stiff (Motoz Tractionator)- I could probably ride with 3 psi if I wanted. My friend couldn't believe I wanted to remove the tire from the No-Mar to finish the job, but when he saw how fast it was, he was shocked. I just need to figure out how to get started... the easy part of changing a tire.
I used the tool to put the first bead on also, worked fine. Did you try it?
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #923
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I used the tool to put the first bead on also, worked fine. Did you try it?
Honestly, I didn't even try it. I can't picture how that would work, though.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:04 PM   #924
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Honestly, I didn't even try it. I can't picture how that would work, though.
Putting the first bead over is the best part of the Tyre Tool. You don't have to try and lever it on where the 2nd bead gets in the way. The tool just pushes it to the edge and the bead falls over.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:14 PM   #925
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What I usually do is stand the tire up on the ground, lube it, and jam one edge of the wheel rim into the hole as hard as I can. It hits the bottom of the tire/bead, and stays there. Put the wheel down, and push the rest of the tire over the rim. I used to use tire irons. Now, do the same, but use the tool. It really worked fine, it's doing the exact same thing to the lower bead as it does with the upper bead, except it's easier.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:06 AM   #926
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None of my bikes need a tire change for a while (I think/hope), but next time, I'll come back to this thread as a reminder.

What I usually do is stand the tire up on the ground, lube it, and jam one edge of the wheel rim into the hole as hard as I can. It hits the bottom of the tire/bead, and stays there.

I couldn't do that... sidewalls were too stiff. I had the edges lubed, and the tire flat on the ground. I put the rim on top of the tire and tried to push it into the tire... that's worked for me before. Not this time- not even close.
The rimlock didn't make things easier, either. Heh, my friend asked if the tire was the right size for the rim.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #927
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #928
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neat!

has anyone mounted up paddle tires with this tool? particularly small diameter paddles, like 14"?

i mount up knobs no problemo (usually...) but this looks like a really cool tool! and at $20 per tire to have the shop do it, would pay for itself in a few seasons, and a few saved toobs!

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Old 11-27-2013, 06:54 AM   #929
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How do I "get on the list" for the next order?
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #930
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How do I "get on the list" for the next order?
Glenn, there is a thread under Vender section started by EvanADV. Check that out.
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