Group buy - Tire changing tool...

Discussion in 'General (Main)' started by Motosportz, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. McKay Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Sanger, Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2015 FE350S, 2016 TE300
    Hope my post didn't come across as knocking this tool, its just for me that once I learned the proper way to change a tire, all this extra stuff is just fluff. Its a great tool for those that struggle with tire changes (although I suggest some more study is in order to stop struggling).

    Now bead breaking on the other hand, that's an issue on the Tiger
  2. MOTORHEAD Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Mount Vernon, Indiana
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    none
    Other Motorcycles:
    2014 YAMAHA YZ250
    I haven't found a wheel it won't work on. I think it's great because I don't have to fight a tire iron, you can't scratch your rim and you can't pinch a tube. And did I mention how easy it is?
    john01 likes this.
  3. Motosportz CH Sponsor

    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2021 TE250i, 570 Berg, 500 KTM, 790R
    Other Motorcycles:
    many
    Funny right after I ordered one i thought why? I'm good at changing tires and don't mind it at all. But i have to say this thing is pretty cool. Makes it stupid EZ, eliminates the chance of pinching a tube with the tire iron, tire falls on EZ as there is no tire iron or two between the bead and rim and You slide the tire on without scratching or even touching the rim. Works great. Needed? No, welcome, sure. I just mounted a semi stiff 19" on my 125 and it was super EZ. 19's with their short sidewall can be a challenge, this was EZ.
  4. Darkside Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    none left
    Other Motorcycles:
    beta, ktm, aprilia
    Hmm. I was changing my sprocket at the same as the tire. So I had the sprocket side up. I wonder if this was the reason the tire tool wouldn't work for me.
  5. flyingbob Contributing Member

    Location:
    USA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2001 WR360, 2017 FC350 & 31 memories
    Other Motorcycles:
    VOR, TM, SHERCO, YAMAHA, GASGAS
    Missed out on this deal :(
  6. john01 Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Powhatan VA
    I think quite a few people did. Maybe somebody else can get a group buy going; the product is worth it.
  7. mnb Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    San Jose, California
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE310 . . . . 2003 TE610e
    I could see that causing the problem. Flip it over next time and give it a shot.

    I've yet to need mine, but I've got it on standby...
  8. flyingbob Contributing Member

    Location:
    USA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2001 WR360, 2017 FC350 & 31 memories
    Other Motorcycles:
    VOR, TM, SHERCO, YAMAHA, GASGAS
    Are these available in the USA?
  9. Motosportz CH Sponsor

    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2021 TE250i, 570 Berg, 500 KTM, 790R
    Other Motorcycles:
    many
    Should not be an issue, used mine to lever on both sides ending on the none sprocket side.
  10. Thumperama Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE 630
    Other Motorcycles:
    '13 TE300, '11 FE & FS 570 Husabergs
  11. Virginian Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '09 SM610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '12 Moto Guzzi Griso SE Tenni
    Quick question; does this tool require you have the stand to use it or can I lay a towel down on the workbench and spin the wheel around and still get leverage?

    Thanks
  12. McKay Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Sanger, Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2015 FE350S, 2016 TE300
    Works fine on table top
    Virginian likes this.
  13. Virginian Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    '09 SM610
    Other Motorcycles:
    '12 Moto Guzzi Griso SE Tenni