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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 07:26 AM   #1
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tire change

where do you go, do you bring them your wheels or the entire bike and how much does it cost you.

the ducati dealer by me wants almost 200 bucks to change the wheels on the panigale. thats bringing them the bike. i think thats insane. what are you doing ?
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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 07:38 AM   #2
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Thinking about getting a no-mar tire changer myself.

Should pay for itself after a few sets of rubber.

Last time I took it to a shop that specialized in Jap bikes. Had to let him borrow my wheel nut tool that I got from Motowheels.
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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 08:22 AM   #3
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i am thinking the same thing. at 150 - 200 a change and having 3 bikes pays for itself very quickly. whats the difference between
https://www.nomartirechanger.com/Cyc...p/tc-ch100.htm

and this

https://www.nomartirechanger.com/Cla...tc-classic.htm
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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 08:35 AM   #4
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Functionally, nothing. The Classic is a bit more robust and also allows you to break the bead at waist level and includes a few more goodies like the YellowThing bead tool (invaluable). IMO the small difference in price favors the convenience and features of the Classic model.
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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 10:26 AM   #5
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I couldn’t believe the tire change costs either so I bought the No-Mar classic kit with the extra stuff.
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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 12:14 PM   #6
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I came across this situation about 20 years ago when a set of D364's cost me $560 mounted.

I bought a manual changer, a Coats 220, which back in 1996 cost me $600 delivered.

I used it for the next 15-16 years changing mine and my friends tires.

A few years ago, I sold a mini bike and with $1000 burning a hole in my pocket decided to buy a pneumatic tire changer for around $1100 delivered. I sold my Coats 220 for $400.

I have a friend who has the NoMar Professional and have used it, but the pneumatic makes it so much easier.

My main point, if you see yourself riding for the next 10-15 years and have garage space similar to that of a walk behind lawn mower, a tire changer will pay for itself in a few short years.

I did a lot of track day and street riding, using the same bike, so I would change tires quite a lot. The convenience of being able to oder from the internet and then changing your tires when it suits you is priceless.
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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 02:19 PM   #7
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Here was $35 each to fit and balance then......
$120 just to unbolt/bolt tyres bringing the bike in, instead I bring the rims in.

After ringing around I got a good deal on the tyres without asking and they fitted and balanced both for $50.

I wouldn't ride it in, one shop wouldn't grease the axle or balance the tyres.
They just align the dot to the valve when fitting and think thats good enough......

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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 05:03 PM   #8
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Used to do it myself with portable wheel/tires balancer. now i just have my buddy do it for free (Six pack on me of cause)
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Old Mar 2nd 2018, 05:31 PM   #9
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$70 at the dealer, $40 indy shop, $10 at my track dude if not bought from him, $0 if from him, $350/(amount of changed tires so far:20)=$17.50 at home on the no-mar
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Old Apr 7th 2018, 01:58 PM   #10
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I bought this awhile back after running into the same situation. Figured it would pay for itself with a few tire changes. Was a little hesitant considering how unorthodox it was but it turned out to be a blessing. First tire change ever and I did it with carbon wheels. No damage, super easy and the best part is it just hangs on the wall and takes up zero space unlike a no-mar or traditional changer. Would highly recommend.

https://tirxmoto.com
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