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    Tire changer
    on: Feb 01, 2018, 05.28 am
    Feb 01, 2018, 05.28 am
    I purchased a Atlas Tire Changer, sure does make it easier, would be pricey for limited use, but I have 5 bikes, 4 need tires.... So I took the plunge, also have several friends who are always fighting the manual changers, now I'm sure I will be their best friend at times.... haha
    But back to point, it is a game changer, also purchased a balancer...
    It also does car tires and ATV and Lawn Tractors, so that made it even more affordable, If you have the means, or have several biker friends, it is a great tool.



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    Re: Tire changer
    Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2018, 07.47 am
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    How much are we talking?

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    Re: Tire changer
    Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2018, 03.26 pm
    Feb 01, 2018, 03.26 pm
     :435: First, I am too ignorant to get the wheels off the bike and secondly, am too lazy to change the tires even if I knew what I was doing and third, I would probably ruin the new tires putting them on.  Kudos to you for being so resourceful!!
    Gary

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    Re: Tire changer
    Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2018, 09.38 pm
    Feb 01, 2018, 09.38 pm
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    How much are we talking?
    i upgraded, it was 1395

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    Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2018, 10.37 pm
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    Whether that be dollars or pounds, certainly a fair chunk of money then. :033:

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    Reply #5 on: Feb 01, 2018, 10.53 pm
    Feb 01, 2018, 10.53 pm
    I would assume dollars as the gentleman is from the U.S. and too much money for me even if I could do the work. To justify this shouldn't you have a business especially with a balancer that was mentioned?

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    Re: Tire changer
    Reply #6 on: Feb 02, 2018, 03.09 am
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    *Originally Posted by GaryWWhite [+]
    I would assume dollars as the gentleman is from the U.S. and too much money for me even if I could do the work. To justify this shouldn't you have a business especially with a balancer that was mentioned?

    A mid level manual no-mar is $600.  I just found out for swapping the bmw tires I will need the no-mar posi clamps at $150.  $750......hmmmm auto tire changer not too far away :006:

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    Re: Tire changer
    Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2018, 04.43 pm
    Feb 02, 2018, 04.43 pm
    Yep, it is expensive, but I did the math and over time it will pay for itself, also I ride with a group of 15 or so others, and they know they are free to use. So that will be huge savings for them as a whole. And I also have several autos in my immediate family.

    I do know for a fact that I saved right at 200 by doing it myself, I had shop do Trophy years ago, then buddy had hand changer, did that.... like to kill me. Saved the 200 as mentioned. I have couple dirt bikes, they are not to hard by hand, but changer makes it way easier. I will go through 2 sets of mx tires a year minimum, and usually 2 sets of street tires...

    I could have gotten the Atlas 221 for 995.00  And that machine is more than enough for moto tires, of course you might have to have moto tire brackets depending on your moto wheels.. And a harmonic balancer at around 125.00

    But again, if you are doing many tires, and you have a couple friends.... I find it to be very advantageous.