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Old 10-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Tire mounting made easy....me likey!

Sorry if this is 205....but holy shit....this thing is awesome!

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Sweet! Have you seen this one - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299597 ?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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The tire mounting trick with straps is being done with a really fat tire. This may be why it works. Not sure this method will work with any Airhead tires. Somebody going to try it?
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #4
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Sorry if this is 205....but holy shit....this thing is awesome!

This tool is $179, that is with tax and shipping to the USA. I think I will stick with the old irons.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Cool idea, but I can't figure out how to use it on my monolever or Paralever rear wheels.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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Cool idea, but I can't figure out how to use it on my monolever or Paralever rear wheels.

simple just drill a larger hole in the hub...
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #7
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pretty slick ...
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #8
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The tire mounting trick with straps is being done with a really fat tire. This may be why it works. Not sure this method will work with any Airhead tires. Somebody going to try it?
works fine with skinny tires too, have done a 120/70 Avon roadrunner and see no reason after mounting a few tires why it would not work on even skinnier ones, will try a 100/90 next time my Norton need one....FWIW I prefer using 24" zip ties to straps, they can be reused too, it is easy to release the locking tab w/ a small screwdriver. Am completely sold on the method, very easy and nearly impossible to pinch a tube, learned it recently and have the zeal of the newly converted





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Old 10-16-2012, 04:13 AM   #9
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Am completely sold on the method, very easy and nearly impossible to pinch a tube, learned it recently and have the zeal of the newly converted
I like the idea (why didn't I think of that?), especially the weight and space: 10 zip ties in the center tube where the lock used to be, together with two 16in tyre irons. Perfect.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:41 AM   #10
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OK now that is dam slick! Thanks for showing us

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #11
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Sorry if this is 205....but holy shit....this thing is awesome!

Unfortunately, according to their website, it is for axles "20-28mm", so it won't work on our Airheads. I emailed them and asked if the axle part is removable and/or replaceable. Will let you know what I find out...
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #12
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Too expensive....make one. Give us a little time, will go well with what else we are making. The $0.00 tire machine/bead breaker/mounting bar.

Better go see my friend and bring him more bits & pieces and the GS wheel for some practice.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #13
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Not on an airhead tire. All the video on the Utube about how easy it is to use a manual tire changer to change a motorcycle tire will not apply on an airhead tire.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #14
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That kinda looked like a non road legal tire, or what ever they are called, but still I like the concept. Don't see why the axle part couldn't be modified to fit an airhead wheel. It just means the right diameter spindle, or for a mono/paralever have an adapter that fits the bolt pattern. Slick
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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I need to buy more zipties
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