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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to get a tire changer.

http://www.nomartirechanger.com

I bought the classic model with the wheel balancer. Total in all $850

I was getting ready to pay the dealer 440 bucks a tire to have 3 sets changed, about $260 with tax. Got a few buddies to cough up some chedder so it made it alittle cheaper on my end.

Got it pput together in less then an hour, took me longer to drill the concrete floor then put it together. :sneaky

The machine works well, the breaker does its job and taking a tire on and off is a snap with little or no effort. Only problem I had is I used the demount bar wrong and it scratched a rim. took tires off and on, on my chrome 02 rims, no problems what so ever, I put a peice of heat shrink abount 3 inches long on the demount bar and solved the having to be careful. All and all its a great machine had a tire on and off on a few minutes.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 08:34 PM
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sweet! a few friends and i are thinking about doing the same thing. Glad to hear you like the NoMar, ive been look at one.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2006, 11:01 PM
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http://www.nomartirechanger.com

I bought the classic model with the wheel balancer. Total in all $850

I was getting ready to pay the dealer 440 bucks a tire to have 3 sets changed, about $260 with tax. Got a few buddies to cough up some chedder so it made it alittle cheaper on my end.

Got it pput together in less then an hour, took me longer to drill the concrete floor then put it together. :sneaky

The machine works well, the breaker does its job and taking a tire on and off is a snap with little or no effort. Only problem I had is I used the demount bar wrong and it scratched a rim. took tires off and on, on my chrome 02 rims, no problems what so ever, I put a peice of heat shrink abount 3 inches long on the demount bar and solved the having to be careful. All and all its a great machine had a tire on and off on a few minutes.

i'll give you a tip.. most bike rims are 17 and 18 inch.. go to a place that sells a lot of auto rims... when they are shipped they come with a nylon rim protector that goes over the lip of the rim... once you break the bead slip one of these on and they will usuall stay on so the removal bar will run on the nylon and not the rim.. most places throw them out when they sell the rims.. so ask them to put a set aside next time they sell wheels and leave your # for them to call you back.. also make up business cards and drop them off at any car tire shop you can find... most tire shops want nothing to do with mounting motorcycle tires and most would be glad to hand them out for you.. make some $$ to pay for a balancer...

another thin to look into is liquid latex for the dismount bar... the shrink rap will wear through eventually..

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 06:01 AM
 
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Sweet! What are you doing about balancing?



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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 07:48 AM
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Just get some good high quality bars and you won't have the problem at all.




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