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Online F-Red

Manual Tire Changer
« on: May 31, 2019, 09:57:41 AM »
Does anybody mount their tires manually? I'm having more trouble finding a shop to mount, ATV sized tires. I was thinking about taking this on myself.

https://www.harborfreight.com/mini-tire-changer-61179.html

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Offline broken1

Re: Manual Tire Changer
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 10:28:17 AM »
For $45 that tire changer looks like it could be worth having. Been changing my tires for years the old fashioned way with a bead breaker & cheap tire spoons. It works but making it easier sure would be nice......
On a side note if you mount your own paddles be sure to index them or they beat the crap out of you when you ride over hard surfaces.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 10:32:57 AM by broken1 »
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Offline 2Nubs

Re: Manual Tire Changer
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 10:37:14 AM »
I have this version from HF and it works great.

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Offline 2Nubs

Re: Manual Tire Changer
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 10:38:33 AM »
I believe it was around $45, too.


Edit: It is $39.99 and is rated up to auto sized tires. I believe it will serve you better than the small unit in your first post.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 10:41:10 AM by 2Nubs »
‘86 330

Offline Hawaiiysr

Re: Manual Tire Changer
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 01:00:19 PM »
i have the same one you posted Fred. it works. works better if you mount it on something solid.

Online F-Red

Re: Manual Tire Changer
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 01:53:05 PM »
Thanks guys, I was looking for some good feedback.

Myles, I got the one you have. I had a 20% off coupon. Came to $34 out the door.

Josh, I was going to get that one. Saw people put it in a bench vise. Looked like it worked well. But for the price, I couldn’t pass on the bigger one.
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Offline Hawaiiysr

Re: Manual Tire Changer
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 02:35:08 PM »
i dont blame you. i would get the big one too. sadly i can only bring home what i can fit in my luggage. No HF in hawaii and they dont ship here either:(

Online F-Red

Re: Manual Tire Changer
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 10:08:27 AM »
The tire changer didn’t work on powder coated rims. Found a shop in town. They did a job. $5 a rim to mount.

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