Tire Changing Stand... best?

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Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby harryball » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:16 pm

OK, I have 7 tires to change fairly soon. Both rigs plus the best left over as a spare for the currently bald spare on the 2010 Patrol. I'm strongly leaning toward the K28's which I understand create a bit of a challenge on their own. While I'm sure I could wrestle with 1 or two, taking on 7 is not high on my list of "things to tackle on the floor" so I thought a tire changing stand would be a reasonable investment. I did some searching on the forum and the only thing that seems to have a better consensus than "the best tire changer" is "the best oil" :P

What I have...
5 or 6 spoons laying around.
Static balancer... somewhere around here
Baja No Pinch tire putter oner
Couple of bead buddies
Dish soap

Feel free to suggest additional tools but my real question, is there a good tire changer stand/tool out there to help get me off the floor and improve results?

Considered building the wood stand featured on Gobium's youtube video.

I've looked at the harbor freight thing, my impression is I'd have to re-build it before using it.

Found this, which beats the floor but I don't see how the baja tire putter oner could work with it.
http://www.amazon.com/MSR-Changing-Stan ... re+changer


What have you guys found that works well?
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2010 - Patrol - "The Rattler" / 32 mpg / 53k as of 9/2017
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3/8" toe in and 2.5 degree lean
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby Wanderrad » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:30 pm

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Postby Albuquralque » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:42 pm

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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby lwcollmann » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:49 pm

I have a no-mar tire changer. works pretty good. Mine is bolted to the floor what I think is a must with the 6 ply tires. But the no-mar are not cheap. But like all it is a personal thing what you want to use.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby WEGUNTER » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:58 pm

plastic bucket or the spare tire rear rack

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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby isldtime » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:47 pm

best I know of and have seen it in person. Be sure and watch Ty's video.

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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby harryball » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:00 pm

So maybe I go a different route and try to produce the perfect "bucket" stand...

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2008 - Tourist - "Ursula" / 30mpg / 32k as of 9/2017
2010 - Patrol - "The Rattler" / 32 mpg / 53k as of 9/2017
K28 tires on both rigs, pusher gets about 6000 miles give or take.
3/8" toe in and 2.5 degree lean
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby markhas » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:58 pm

I got the Harbor Freight set up with less than the cost of tree tire changes. In the motorcycle world that's like $150 bucks worth of gas or more tires. I like to wear out tires and that takes gas. Just saying.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby ichbinbier » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:14 pm

My personal favourite is the TMT3

http://tiremountingtool.com/tmt3/

Yes it is probably the most expensive one out there but when you're living in an apartment and space is limited this folds up and fits into a closet or storage locker. It is well built and very sturdy.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby PineyMountainRacing » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:20 pm

If you have access to a welder...I made one out of a 14" automotive wheel, a couple pieces of 1/8" plate, 2 inch tubing and a length of 1/2" threaded rod. I set mine up to mount to the receiver hitch so I could work off my tailgate. The only other thing I used, besides lube, was a mount / demount bar, I have Dave's NoScuff bar which has some similarities to the NoMar bar and probably why he doesn't sell it anymore. But you could use irons and rim protectors if you weren't doing high priced fancy schmancy rims. Mine was portable enough to take on vacation if I was going to the mountains for a couple weeks, or track days. It's sitting in my shop, I bought a regular pneumatic machine for truck and trailer tires, but I could take some pics if you were motivated to make one.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby Iron Maiden » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:25 pm

Pictures are always welcome.
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby 54vintage » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:42 pm

Here's what I did to put my K28s on
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby Lee Pape » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:40 am

This is my favorite tire changer and the one I use anymore. http://cycleclinicdm.com/. Yes it cost a little but saves redoing it because of a pinched tube. :cheers:
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby harryball » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:59 am

Lee Pape wrote:This is my favorite tire changer and the one I use anymore. http://cycleclinicdm.com/. Yes it cost a little but saves redoing it because of a pinched tube. :cheers:


sure that site is correct? I just get a blank page when I go there.
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2008 - Tourist - "Ursula" / 30mpg / 32k as of 9/2017
2010 - Patrol - "The Rattler" / 32 mpg / 53k as of 9/2017
K28 tires on both rigs, pusher gets about 6000 miles give or take.
3/8" toe in and 2.5 degree lean
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Re: Tire Changing Stand... best?

Postby Lee Pape » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:17 am

harryball wrote:
Lee Pape wrote:This is my favorite tire changer and the one I use anymore. http://cycleclinicdm.com/. Yes it cost a little but saves redoing it because of a pinched tube. :cheers:


sure that site is correct? I just get a blank page when I go there.

Link works for me. It is a small ex-BMW shop in Des Moines, IA. They are know as the best place for tire work in the area.
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