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#1 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Did a search for tire changers and found a lot of chatter, but nothing made me feel "warm & fuzzy"!

Anyone have one of these, and does it work like it should?

Can I change a motorcycle on it? I know the advertizement says "motorcycle", but I question the advertizements sometimes..........



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Posted November 24, 2012 - 08:50 PM

I don't know about the one in your post but I have the HF tire changer with the motorcycle adapter and I had to modify the MC adapter to work with the rear tractor wheel's. I had to drill a couple of hole's closer to the center but once I did that it worked great.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 08:52 PM

I looked at those. From what I have read in the reviews, if you dont anchor them down, you will be chasing them all over the shop.
I have a cheapy bead breaker and a home made stand for mounting tires.

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Posted November 24, 2012 - 09:20 PM

I looked at those. From what I have read in the reviews, if you dont anchor them down, you will be chasing them all over the shop.
I have a cheapy bead breaker and a home made stand for mounting tires.

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what holds the tire on the stand? Is there a hub on there you bolt them to?

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 03:10 AM

That's a good way to go Rat....

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 10:23 AM

What ever I do....build one/buy one, I plan on mounting the thing to a steel plate then parking a rear wheel of the truck on the plate, OR make something that will fit into the 2" receiver.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 10:49 AM

What ever I do....build one/buy one, I plan on mounting the thing to a steel plate then parking a rear wheel of the truck on the plate, OR make something that will fit into the 2" receiver.


Someone on here did that with an HF tire changer, mounted it to the 2" receiver of his truck.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 11:11 AM

I have 3 studs that the 5x4.5 wheels can be bolted down. there is also a 5/8 nut welded in the center for changing front tires or slip on rear wheels, and it will also hold a 4x4 wheel hub adapter.

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 07:39 AM

That's a nice looking changer, rat88. I bought the HF changer.

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Then I built this for the front wheels since they won't fit on the HF unit.
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Posted November 26, 2012 - 10:07 AM

I found that my small vice is perfect for clamping the hub to a small rim in to change the tire. I stick a rag in the jaws to keep the paint from getting marred.

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 11:22 AM

....OR make something that will fit into the 2" receiver.

Someone on here did that with an HF tire changer, mounted it to the 2" receiver of his truck.


I stole that idea about the receiver hitch mount, but it turns out it's a lot easier than having to fabricate one.
If you're getting the HF small tire changer, they also sell a vise mount for use in a receiver hitch. It's basically just 2" square tubing with a plate welded on top. The pre-made slots are just a bit short so 4 new holes is all it took. It even comes with the mounting bolts and hitch pin.
I had a bunch of tires to mount and unmount so it got a fair amount of use. It's easily paid for itself already and everything's worked fine. My only complaint is that it's just a bit close to the truck tailgate so you have to be pretty careful, but it didn't seem to really hinder the operation.

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Posted November 28, 2013 - 06:56 PM

I have been in a tire shop for 12 years.We just got one of those.Its just the top of it and it clamps in our tire machines just like the rim would.The smallest rim that fits in them is 10 inches.It works great.You will need to mount it down for sure.



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Did a search for tire changers and found a lot of chatter, but nothing made me feel "warm & fuzzy"!

Anyone have one of these, and does it work like it should?

Can I change a motorcycle on it? I know the advertizement says "motorcycle", but I question the advertizements sometimes..........



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If your buying it for doing motorcycle tires i would save my money.. buy a set of tire irons..



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:52 PM

I change my motorcycle tires on the one from HF.  If you have the pulley type drive you need to either remove the pulley or modify it so you can clamp to the pulley, but if you do that you need to put some protective material on the claws.



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Posted December 27, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Build one. I had a hf changer and it vent the first time I used it. It was junk....

I use my truck as a bead breaker.




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