Tyre Changers

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Capt_about_lunchtime, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Anyone here had any experience with the "No Mar" tyre changers. I like the
    concept and O/S forums seem to say nice things about em

    The price of tyres here is a joke compared to those delivered here from the
    US and you get the added conveyance of changing whenever you want i.e. 8pm
    fri night at home. Also you can check out your wheel properly, no more
    "Sorry mate ya cant come ere Health an Safety an all Eh" Plus you can change
    the tyres WITHOUT scratching the rims.

    I've been quoted over $700 for a rear tyre here for one of my no so common
    bikes, with 10% club discount, and it seems I can get two pair (front and
    rear matching set) delivered to my door from the US for $823.

    The high turnover sizes still show a discount of over $100 per set but I got
    to have them changed and that involves the other dramas of time and due

    Capt A.L.
    Capt_about_lunchtime, Jan 10, 2012
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  2. "Convenience" Added convenience, [email protected]#ing spell checker

    Me again
    Capt_about_lunchtime, Jan 10, 2012
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  3. Call me a dinosaur but where's the hassle in changing a tyre ?
    A little patience and a bit of detergent and it just happens.

    Rheilly P
    Rheilly Phoull, Jan 11, 2012
  4. Capt_about_lunchtime

    CrazyCam Guest

    On 01/12/12 12:54 AM, Rheilly Phoull wrote:

    All right.... you are a dinosaur.


    CrazyCam, Jan 11, 2012
  5. Well thanks for that, up to your usual standard !!

    Rheilly P
    Rheilly Phoull, Jan 12, 2012
  6. Yes yes I know it can be done, but just one small scratch in the paint on a
    magnesium alloy rim, as opposed to a aluminium alloy rim, and slowly
    corrosion set in. Six months later your wheel collapses as you ride over a
    railway line.

    I'm haunted with images of late 70's Darmahs with top shelf Campagnolo
    wheels. I had the next generation Speedline ones fitted to mine, still
    magnesium, still cracked in two places all along the centre between the
    spokes. I'd read the horror stories and found the damage before catastrophe

    After several collapsed without warning the Importer was made to replace
    them with FPS branded Aluminium Alloy wheels. Much heaver but a lot more
    able to handle the abuse metered out by Tyre changers. Today almost all OEM
    wheels are Al Alloy

    Even changing when on Al rims the shops seem to easily mark them and if you
    go Carbon Fibre any scratch looks bad

    The No Mar changers claim to make changing tyres easy and with No Marks.
    Looks a cinch in there Videos and many online Forums have threads supporting
    there claims

    I've a couple of mates, yes it's true, and we do a few track days, got a few
    bikes between us and we don't want to sweat and struggle around the garage
    floor with levers and lube. Hmm then again.

    Then there's balancing, all possible with time and patience I know but I'm
    looking for the path of least resistance. Cheaper tyres and easy carefree

    Call me a girl. I can handle it. Got a Sporster in the garage I'm used to

    Capt A.L.
    Capt_about_lunchtime, Jan 12, 2012
  7. Capt_about_lunchtime

    rockit Guest

    We are doing it here without any problems.
    Not using a Mars machine however - rather expensive alternative. I
    have made all
    my gear up out of scrap. Some of the major dealers in the US at least,
    fairly cheap devices, as I think you will find are available in Aus if
    you do a
    bit of googling.
    To prevent rim damage, just buy 3 rim savers - cost about 6 bucks
    each. Can
    probably get away with 2 but the other might just come in handy at
    There can be lots of improvisation, after a couple, you will be an
    Plenty of lubrication is the way to go, and google is your friend..
    rockit, Jan 12, 2012
  8. Probably the local car detailer
    George W Frost, Jan 12, 2012
  9. HEH! Dino's don't know about mags :)
    Have to agree on the balancing although once again it can be done for
    those with time and inclination !!
    Have to admit I can't be bothered any more either.

    Cheers ...... Rheilly P
    Rheilly Phoull, Jan 14, 2012
  10. Capt_about_lunchtime

    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Capt_about_lunchtime" wrote
    You're a girl.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 15, 2012
  11. Capt_about_lunchtime

    Nigel Allen Guest

    That would be Harold Willis, Velocette's Technical Director, he of the
    "Whiffling Clara" fame - also the inventor of that new fangled "Positive
    Stop Gear Changing Mechanism" thingy (foot gear change):



    Nigel Allen, Jan 15, 2012
  12. In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:50:53 +1000
    GOod, we need more women around here.

    Oh, wait, was that supposed to be an insult?

    Hm... cause and effect I suspect.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 15, 2012
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