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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 04:00:41 pm »
Yep. Not unusual, though.
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 04:38:40 pm »
Well, this thread kinda went south, didn't it.   :o

Just to get us back on track, here's what I've been looking at recently:
http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-TC221-Tire-Changer


Now that looks professional! Expensive too!
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 05:14:10 pm »
Well, this thread kinda went south, didn't it.   :o

Just to get us back on track, here's what I've been looking at recently:
http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-TC221-Tire-Changer


Now that looks professional! Expensive too!


Yeah, and discussing it with the guy at my local shop, he was quick to point out that for the 10 bucks he charges me to mount a new tire would mean 100 changes before this is paid for.   :)

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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2012, 06:09:35 pm »


Yeah, and discussing it with the guy at my local shop, he was quick to point out that for the 10 bucks he charges me to mount a new tire would mean 100 changes before this is paid for.   :)


If I had a guy who would do it for $10.00 I'd not be changing my own too! But the first time a shop charged me $30.00 per tire then that was the last time any shop ever changed my tires again.  I have a HF with mojo nylon mounting blocks.

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 Someday I'll buy the no-mar or mojo changing bar and that'll be all I ever need.
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2012, 06:12:46 pm »
it's only 10 bucks because the old tire is off and all he has to do is pop on the new one and balance it.  Sill a good rate regardless.  Their usual cost is about $40 per tire to remove the wheel too.

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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2012, 07:07:23 pm »
it's only 10 bucks because the old tire is off and all he has to do is pop on the new one and balance it.  Sill a good rate regardless.  Their usual cost is about $40 per tire to remove the wheel too.

Still you have a great deal.  I was paying $30.00 for the same services!  >:(
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2012, 07:10:34 pm »
I have the HF changer with the MOJO blocks also. I also bought the MOJO lever which is worth the cost, it makes the whole operation much easier. My buddy has the Nomar unit and it is a better quality unit that is easier to use but the cost is greater. When I bought my HF unit it was on sale and I had a coupon so the changer cost me less than the MOJO blocks and the MOJO lever. I tried a number of diffrent ways to protect the rim and found that MOJO block worked best for me.
Since I live about 2 blocks from HF I'm in there quite often so if the tire changer ever shows up again I will post it.
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2012, 07:14:03 pm »
I have the HF changer with the MOJO blocks also. I also bought the MOJO lever which is worth the cost, it makes the whole operation much easier. My buddy has the Nomar unit and it is a better quality unit that is easier to use but the cost is greater. When I bought my HF unit it was on sale and I had a coupon so the changer cost me less than the MOJO blocks and the MOJO lever. I tried a number of diffrent ways to protect the rim and found that MOJO block worked best for me.
Since I live about 2 blocks from HF I'm in there quite often so if the tire changer ever shows up again I will post it.

The mojo lever is $99.00 shipped and the NoMar lever is $125.00 (don't know if shipping is included) Whats your opinion on these levers?  The NoMar looks very nice, but another $26.00 + shipping maybe? I don't know.
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2012, 07:42:46 pm »
Sometimes what you are used to using becomes your favorite but since I have helped my buddy change quite a few tires with his Nomar unit and probably done just as many with my HF  I have a good feel for them both. The first attempts with either bar is somewhat of a challenge but after a couple of tries you get the hang of them and you wonder why you waited so long to get one.
I find the MOJO to be just as good if not better than the Nomar so for the diffrence in price I would go with the MOJO. Tire lube in the proper places makes the job a lot easier.
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2012, 09:52:09 pm »
$40/tire was what got me thinking about this. Payback on the HG unit =4 changes. When I started to look, they were gone. Watching...watching....
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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2012, 10:21:17 am »
$40/tire was what got me thinking about this. Payback on the HG unit =4 changes. When I started to look, they were gone. Watching...watching....

Sadly, they are no more.  You can get the same base unit from Northern Tool, but last I looked they didn't have the motorcycle adapter. 

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Re: So what kind of tire changing machines are you buying now?
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2012, 12:38:26 pm »
I have the HF changer with the MOJO blocks also. I also bought the MOJO lever which is worth the cost, it makes the whole operation much easier. My buddy has the Nomar unit and it is a better quality unit that is easier to use but the cost is greater. When I bought my HF unit it was on sale and I had a coupon so the changer cost me less than the MOJO blocks and the MOJO lever. I tried a number of diffrent ways to protect the rim and found that MOJO block worked best for me.
Since I live about 2 blocks from HF I'm in there quite often so if the tire changer ever shows up again I will post it.

The mojo lever is $99.00 shipped and the NoMar lever is $125.00 (don't know if shipping is included) Whats your opinion on these levers?  The NoMar looks very nice, but another $26.00 + shipping maybe? I don't know.

Bob, I've had the mojo lever for a couple years now, and it works great.  Got it secondhand but unused from a guy on advrider.  Bent the bolt holding the nylon part on when changing a tire for my neighbor's goldwing.  I emailed the maker (think he's in OR btw) and told him how I came into possession of the lever, and what had happened.  He apologized for the problem, sending me a new bolt and nylon piece for no charge.  Great service, and the right tool for the job!