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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-06-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone here change their own tires?
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I have done it on all my other bikes,but not on the Victory yet. I have always spooned them on and balanced them. I got a friend that recently got a new(used) tire machine,so I may go by his house on this bike and let him have a go at changing the tires on this this one.
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I sometimes change my own tires with a Harbor Frieght tire changer I've bolted to the floor. Works pretty good. I then use Dyna beads or Ride-On to balance the tire. Right now I like the Ride-On better.

If you're young enough to use a machine long enough for it to pay for itself; a No Mar tire changing machine would be a good investment.

http://nomartirechanger.com/products/1
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I have to agree I love my NO MAR tire changer. Takes several tire changes though to pay for it. I also have used dyna beads and ride on. I must say that ride on does a much better job of balancing the tires. Plus you get some puncture protection with ride on.
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The Nomar looks great, but I am prolly too old to have it pay for itself. I was looking at the Harbor Freight model. It says they sell a Cycle Wheel attachment, but I can't find it. Is it important to the operation?
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You can save a good bit with this one from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-T...f56cb8&vxp=mtr

Or if you're ok with a knock-off this one is much less expensive:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tire-Changer...9793d2&vxp=mtr

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One of my friends got the No Mar tire changer. Very nice, he really likes it.
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