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How a Motorcycle Tire Changer can help you out with with your motorcycling.

By Edited May 14, 2015 0 0

It is all very well getting tires cheaper online so that you save a dollar or two until you go to get them put on the rims. No surprise that they want you to pay more than you expected to fit them. Paying for someone else to do a job you would rather do yourself appalls you though. They do a poor job of putting the tires on and your precious rims get damaged with careless work. Besides doing the work on your own motorbike is something that you prefer to do yourself anyway. It is your precious motorcycle and it is just not right to pay others to do the simple jobs.

Now to make a decision about the type of Motorcycle Tire Changer to get.

How much money you have to invest in the tool is the first factor to come up. You might not want to lash out a lot of cash if your bike is easy on tyres and it is just one bike to look after. Then again if you have a bike that eats tires for breakfast or maybe you have a couple of bikes among family and friends. Could be worth spending the cash and the Motorcycle Tire Changer will pay for itself over a year or so. There are fully automatic tyre changing tools that cost a lot of money, check those out if you are a professional. With a lot of tyre changing you will be able to justify the cost of the tool which could be around $5000.

There are less expensive tire changers that the cost can be offset over a short period. There are clubs for motorcyclists and you could have it so that the cost per person is minimal. So that all the riders get the chance to use it you have to decide where to store it.

How to use a Motorcycle Tire Changer Tool

Take the wheel off the Kawasaki Ninja 650R, then there is the breaking the bead from the rim. That takes some doing as it will be well stuck. Simple tools shaped like a wedge can be hit into the join. Great care has to be taken to avoid doing any damage.

Then after that you will want to use levers to get the edge of the tyre over the rim. Try not to use metal tools as they might chip the rim, there are ones with nylon ends for protection. With help from friends and by using two or three levers you will have success doing the job. With tyres I have changed in the past washing up liquid made the job easier. For the job now you can get special lubrication.

Do a cleaning of the rim and the struggle a bit to get the new tyre on the wheel. Make the seal good with the right paste if it is needed. It will be really loud when the seal pops with the air pressure, you could need eye protectors. Check out the Motorcycle Tire Changer plans for the DIY route for the tool. Not everyone can do that sort of fabrication though.

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