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Offline ChrisFZ1

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Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« on: June 05, 2014, 02:32:48 PM »
Okay, I've converted a 14 inch car rim into a very effective tire changing machine.  I just need an effective mount/demount lever.  The ones I've seen for sale are very expensive.  Does anyone know how to DIY mount/demount lever?

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 02:36:20 PM »
Define expensive.  The Mojolever is the best Benjamin you can spend to make tire changes a snap.

http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 02:38:27 PM »
Mojolever.

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2014, 02:45:33 PM »
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Define expensive.  The Mojolever...

Exactly.  I acquired a very effective tire changer for free, I was hoping to do the same with the mount/demount lever.

I just got a new FZ1 and it needs some mods.

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 02:46:10 PM »
Define expensive.  The Mojolever is the best Benjamin you can spend to make tire changes a snap.

http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm


Agreed; I won't even consider a new tire machine without including this. There's "cheap" and there's "spending the right money."

This is the right money.
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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 02:50:59 PM »
BTW, you can get inexpensive wheel weights at Harbor Freight.  And their spin balancer is quite effective too.

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 03:15:02 PM »
BTW, you can get inexpensive wheel weights at Harbor Freight.  And their spin balancer is quite effective too.

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 06:44:38 AM »
Okay, I've converted a 14 inch car rim into a very effective tire changing machine.

Did you mount it on a stand or platform?

Any info (pics?) or a link you could share?

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 08:12:25 AM »
Define expensive.  The Mojolever is the best Benjamin you can spend to make tire changes a snap.

http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm


It makes tire changes such a snap that *I* can do it!  :gdog:
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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 11:02:22 AM »
So you do all the maintenance and Chris does all the riding?  ;D

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 11:12:21 AM »
Very similar to my setup. You use a cheap garden hose on the edge of the rim for obvious reasons.

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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 01:07:04 PM »
So you do all the maintenance and Chris does all the riding?  ;D

Nah. Once was enough. Lubing splines with Moly 60 was more fun than any one person should get to have!
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Re: Tire Mount/Demount Lever
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 02:44:01 PM »


 Lubing splines with Moly 60 was more fun than any one person should get to have!

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