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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Tire changing tools (by Ken) Reply with quote

First things first: tools
http://www.myerstiresupply.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=475&info=8-MTS-Euro-Paste
Get some proper lube - no water needed - 8 pounds will last a lifetime unless wasted.

http://www.myerstiresupply.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=258&info=413-Tubeless-Passenger-Valve-TR413
Get plenty of these and replace them with every tire or no less frequently than 24 months.

http://www.myerstiresupply.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=276&info=Tubeless-Valve-Tool
Valve stem tool - may need to use 1" wood as spacer to lever against and also you should replace the pivot pin with a cotter pin or nail so the 2 parts of the tool can be separated. You will see why when working on front wheels with brake discs in the way.

Harbor Freight adapters
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=516026&highlight=harbor+freight+adapters

http://www.mile-x.com/coats-107156-combo-tool.aspx
I use this Coats tire iron but suspect a Mojobar is also just fine but I have not used or even seen one other than in pictures.

http://www.mile-x.com/coats-107423-tire-changer-booties.aspx
end protectors for the Coats bar - 6 sets will change a lot of tires.

I use 2 anchors in the floor for the Harbor Freight machine and take it up and down as needed.

You can also check out Youtube videos of how people found ways to cover the Harbor Freight bar ends so that they do not scratch the rims.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: tire changing tools Reply with quote

The Mojolever and Mojoblocks are a must have if you buy a HF changer. You'll want either the Mojo stuff or the stuff Ken recommends. I went with the Mojo stuff because he's a fellow biker.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the mojoblocks are a little more than the adapters, but I prefer their design.

The mojolever has delron ends, no replacing booties.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Mount/dismount bar Reply with quote

I elected to go with the NoMar bar that came with the lube. This thing works great. I have changed 5 tires in the last few days. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my favorite tire changing tool:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amex is good if you have someone local who will change tires. Nobody local to me.

I have the HF base but use the Cycle Hill bar and their lube. I do the bikes and our two smaller car tire changes (Subaru and Pontiac Vibe). I haven't retired (sorry for the pun) my long tire irons yet- they are occasionally useful for stubborn rubber.
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