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looking for a legit and cheap way to mount tires. would like to mount tires without the worry of destroying the bead on expensive PMT tires or the lip on expensive wheels.

PMT actually manufactures an electric tire changing maching/station with a bead breaker but close to $1000 and no chance of making my money back with it. pass.

http://www.xmotorstore.com/en/minimoto-e-ricambi/468-smontagomme-elettrico-220-volts1ph50-hz.html

i was thinking maybe a manual station like this..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016RIGBP6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A1OIIZJKTXNTOC

haven't looked into if a minimoto wheel will work, but it looks promising.

anyone have any better alternatives?
 

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If you have the Euro steel belted radial racing tires like my Banshee Sho the steel in the bead does no want to stretch to go over the rim edge. Cost me $40 to mount it, if I had another person to help I could have got it to work right. Have to leave the tire in a metal box in the sun all day to get it to go. I have a $40 tire changer from Northern Tools, if you scroll down the $114 changer shown. Need to be mounted to something solid to get it to work right. Rear tires are the worst cause they are low profile 110/50-6.5"
 

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I've mounted a few sets PMT's with a set of tire irons. I've also ruined a fair amount of PMT's also. with tires getting harder and harder to buy within the CONUS, i really don't want to throw hundreds of dollars away.

VEERUBBER tires are fairly cheap AND rival PMT as far as grip goes. i love the shape of the contact patch. down side is the side walls are very weak. if you bend them or apply any kind of pressure outside of what the tire would normally go through when being tracked you'll end up with contusions, thus a wasted tire.

so a legit tire mounting tool is much needed.

AND.. since going from working on cars and motorcycles with the backyard mechanic mentality to ALWAYS having the right tool for the job, i don't reminisce too much on the past methods.
 

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If you are going to use the changer all them time, spend a little more for a better one. I just saw these curved plastic pieces, you get 2, and it clips on the metal rim outer bead. Fits on and protects both sides and you use your tools which only touch the plastic, they were about $8 they work on car rims too. Can't remember if it was AliExpress, or Banggood, going to get a set next month. I scared the outer rim a brand new Cag alum rim.
 

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Changing the tire is easy, I push the first bead over easily, getting the final bead over the rim edge is hard. My GRC GP has steel belted radials, took 3 people at a tire place and $40 labor. They put the tire in a Hot Box all day before the mounted it on there small changer. Don't think your tire changer is going to help with that. Show me a few photos of your machine putting the final bead on a 6.5" Mini moto rim. I could not do it on my tire changer.
 

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Hi EPR

Please check the video in the tyre changer discription and you see this machine is very easy to use.
This machine is made only to change the 6,5" pocket bike tyres. Many customer are very happy to have this machine. You dont need other people for help to change tyres.

When you haven any question let us know

Regards Tom
 

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Thank You, don't remember seeing a video, but that's not surprising! So, it only works on 6.5" rims??? I have 13 plus pocket bikes and a 150cc GY6 scooter w/ 12" rims, ZX1 Extreme dirt bike 13 & 14" spoke rims, X18 10"rims, X7 8", Quad ATV 7", two GRC GPs, a few MT-A1s & 2s, two C1s W/C and air cooled, 50cc Banshee Sho w/ 6.5" rims, Polini 910 Carena 5" rims etc. I have 2 white and 1 yellow Blata 6.5" rims, there like dipped in paint, how do I put tires on them without breaking the coating on the rims inner bead which would make them leak air.
I will look at the video, to see how it works.
 
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