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Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

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    Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    https://maine.craigslist.org/snw/d/n...560909180.html

    Its a struggle changing dirt bike tires, Id like to get some equipment to make it easier.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    That looks like a good deal. It’s got the Mojoblocks added on so the clamps don’t scratch your rims. I’ve got a NoMar I use for changing my DR650 tires, similar setup.

    Another one that’s popular for dortbikes is the Baja No-Pinch tool

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    I bought that same one off Kane (born) 4-5 years ago. Bead breaker alone is worth $100. The bar that comes with it isn't a no mar type. It's just powder coated steel. It will f up some painted rims. Kane added teflon to mine, so I use it on street bike tires with no damage. Mine doesn't work great for getting the bead back on. It's really fast removing tires. I use regular spoons when installing. Probably worth buything an actual No-mar bar if you do a lot of rims you don't want to scratch.

    https://www.nomartirechanger.com/tc-mdbar.html

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    I like my rabaconda for dirt tires. You still use spoons, but it is a great highly portable stand with some nice features that make tire swaps easier.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    I have that tire changer. Works fine. I upgraded to the mojo blocks/bar so I wouldn't scratch my street bike rims. But if you are doing dirt rims, no need.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    I have the same one with the MOJO blocks and bar, too. Worked great for street bikes. I struggled using it for dirtbike tires for some reason.

    I think the one Paul has is better for that. More portable too.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I like my rabaconda for dirt tires. You still use spoons, but it is a great highly portable stand with some nice features that make tire swaps easier.
    $450?!?!?!

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    $450?!?!?!
    You own a Raptor. You can afford it. Lol

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Good price for that harbor freight changer though. I think they are about $120 with the motorcycle adapter. The MOJO blocks are like another $60.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    There’s a neat little tool I’ve been seeing on FB adds for dirtbike tire changes, I’ll see if I can find it later. It basically uses a pin in place of the axle that uses the hub as leverage to swap tires, it’s pretty slick.
    I’ve never had an issue with dirtbike tire swaps, let them sit in the sun and use lots of lube.. I use windex, it’s slippery and it dries

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    There’s a neat little tool I’ve been seeing on FB adds for dirtbike tire changes, I’ll see if I can find it later. It basically uses a pin in place of the axle that uses the hub as leverage to swap tires, it’s pretty slick.
    I’ve never had an issue with dirtbike tire swaps, let them sit in the sun and use lots of lube.. I use windex, it’s slippery and it dries
    Spit.....

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    Spit.....
    Are we talking tire swaps, or swapping something else?.. lol

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    That’s what I said in post #2!!

    These are a handy tool for spoked wheels too
    https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08.../dp/B0035UDHZ2

    And a fishing tool for the tube valve stem too
    https://www.amazon.com/Tire-Valve-St.../dp/B01GT8FTRK

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Another good item, new improved rim protectors, by MotionPro:
    https://www.motionpro.com/product/08-0546

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Are we talking tire swaps, or swapping something else?.. lol
    I've used spit as "lube" before. Just saying.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I like my rabaconda for dirt tires. You still use spoons, but it is a great highly portable stand with some nice features that make tire swaps easier.
    My friend brought his to the track. Obviously didn't need it since there's a tire vendor onsite but it's well designed and stores nicely. I think we ended up on the rabaconda instagram account after someone posted us using it in the paddock

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    I've used spit as "lube" before. Just saying.
    I’m going to PM you my contact info

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    You can go used (I got the Rabaconda for just over $300-ish IIrC)

    or get the “moose bib tire changer” brand new for around the same price



    ^ this one pretty much looks like the same thing as a rabaconda

    Both still uses spoons, just gives you an arm for breaking the bead and pushing the tire off at knee height and something to spin the tire around on.

    I could be wrong, but dirty tires are just a thing we need to keep practicing.

    The spooning part is actually less than a 10 min job. If it's really difficult, take smaller bites, push the tire down with your knee, stab that spoon in there, and use lube.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Of all the mods to HF tire changer this guy's setup seemed to be the simplest to do with the best results (that I've seen). https://www.youtube.com/@kbryanjones
    If you have access to a welder I'd just copy his setup. Forget buying a bar like a Nomar bar or a Mojo bar. I've got one and it's OK but nothing great. The duckbill seems to be where its at. As for the Mojoblocks, I think this guy did it better. I especially like his pipe to stop the rim from rotating.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Just changed four ice tires on the rabaconda today. It doesn't get any tougher than that.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I like my rabaconda for dirt tires. You still use spoons, but it is a great highly portable stand with some nice features that make tire swaps easier.
    Trail Rider magazine (Dec 2022) has a detailed write-up with pics --
    "Rabaconda 3-Minute Tire Changer -- How to make short work of mounting a Nitromousse"

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    some great options above but if you want cheaper for dirt tires, Tusk stand + MP spoons work mint. full size to mini, i like this setup.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    some great options above but if you want cheaper for dirt tires, Tusk stand + MP spoons work mint. full size to mini, i like this setup.
    That’s my setup. I like it for dirt bike tires, haven’t tried a street tire on it yet. I almost bought a No-Mar, but I just couldn’t get over the price. But previously I had been changing tires on 2x4’s on the garage floor, so the Tusk stand is a huge step up.

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    Re: Anyone use one of these for changing tires?

    The new rabaconda street setup looks to be the best. I may buy one just for trackdays. As for expense, have you guys seen what shops are charging to change tires these days?! I would recover the cost in no time flat. But I go through rubber like underwear.

    Speaking of going through lots of rubber, does anyone have a tip on cheap tire disposal? I have a trackbed worth to get rid of, but at 20 per tire, my local dump is a bit steep.

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