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Old 08-28-2006, 10:48 PM   #31
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Because!!!

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COOL! Nothing like a testimonial when you throw a C note into the wind.

Would not this device work just as well on a wheel on the ground? That IS the one thing that perplexes me here. Why are they working on a tire still on the bike?

Because of the cable part of the device I surmise. But why not do it in the dirt?

If you get my meaning.
The cable runs through the axle. The bike on the stand makes a great platform to work from.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:28 AM   #32
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Sure, you could do it with the wheel off the bike. The question is; Why do it in the dirt. Thats one nice thing about it. you dont have to grind dirt into the hub, and you dont have to put loppsided pressure on the disk brake and sprocket.
OK. Given the substantial force necessary to break the beed on a 950 I could see me knocking the bike off the stand pretty easily. When I talk about putting it in the dirt I really mean 'with all necessary precautions' ... like a block of wood or something under the tire/wheel where you are applying force .... maybe your aerostitch jacket (towel, rag,newspaper, garbage can lid) under the sprocket/disc .... like that. Then one could put some weight on that stick pretty easy.

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Old 08-29-2006, 08:54 AM   #33
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Watched this tool in action several times at the Buckaroo Ralley in Elko and must say I was impressed. It does the job better than any of the pinch type bead breakers people were trying to use. Also saw no issues of the bike being unstable in the process.

Just my $.02.
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Old 08-29-2006, 10:17 AM   #34
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Yeah, there were no problems with the bike falling off the stand as all of the pressure is concentrated on the rim and tire. The bead popped free as easy as it does on my tire machine back home in the shop. WAY more stable than using the sidestand of a bike with no wheel on one end
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Old 08-29-2006, 12:03 PM   #35
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That 'use another bike's sidestand thing' breaks down when there ain't another bike...

I tend to ride on my own when I'm out, so this looks good to me!

'Course, this means I hafta get another DS bike here soon too!

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Old 08-29-2006, 12:48 PM   #36
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OK. Given the substantial force necessary to break the beed on a 950 I could see me knocking the bike off the stand pretty easily...


Then one could put some weight on that stick pretty easy.

Also: Thanks Don.

Its a good strong tool, but I think a little finness (sp) is needed to keep the aluminum exstentions from bending. The leverage that you get makes it so you dont need to put your wieght into it. Youll see when you get it.
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:18 PM   #38
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I don't quite get it. I have never had a problem getting beads off of rims with just a tire lever. I use the motion pro spoon levers that are about 1ft long. That is it. I step on it and they just pop off. This is with dirt tires though. Are more road worthy tires really stuck on?
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:29 PM   #39
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That is pretty cool. I had a similar idea that was less parts, I'll have to proto type it first though. I'm ready to change the 950 rear so now's a good time to try some ideas!
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:33 PM   #40
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I don't quite get it. I have never had a problem getting beads off of rims with just a tire lever. I use the motion pro spoon levers that are about 1ft long. That is it. I step on it and they just pop off. This is with dirt tires though. Are more road worthy tires really stuck on?
I think the big "sticker" is the Scorpion, 'cuz my 908's pop off really easily with a tire iron. Something to do with the Scorpion being a tubless type tire. So, If you've got knobbies, you prolly don't need no stinkin' "special" bead breaker. Lest you want to carry one for the folks in your group with Scorps
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:25 PM   #41
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nice bling but the sidestand technique seems to work fine for me and it's free and doesn't take up unnecessary space.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:59 PM   #42
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Here's my custom bead breaker. Works every time.

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Old 08-29-2006, 08:35 PM   #43
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How does that fit in your tankbag
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:12 PM   #44
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How does that fit in your tankbag
It clamps to the bars and is the GPS bracket.
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That 'use another bike's sidestand thing' breaks down when there ain't another bike...

I tend to ride on my own when I'm out, so this looks good to me!
Why do you need another bike? The 9fiddy has both


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