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    Added Some Wheel and Tire Tools to the Shop Today

    I change a lot of tires, but I don't like to do it. It's a PITA.

    Running at high speed, that requires balancing, I run mousses in some,they are hard as hell to mount, then there is the fact that it takes a while chewing into riding time. So Indecided to add a few things to the shop that will make it easier, faster and more accurate. Unfortunately people are staying in the shop now (visitors) so I can't get in there but here's a few pics. It's a changing station and balancing and trueing station. I'm going to weld and reinforce the changing station and add a base. The balancing and trueing station is sweet.. It's not exiting stuff but if you change tires as often as I have to you'd appreciate having this stuff.

    Just temporarily assembled for pics:

    Full sytem with center bar for manual mount dismount bar.
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    Bead breaker
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    Wheel clamp
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    Custom made wheel grab hooks
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    Quic Video of balance / truing station


    Few more pics coming soon:

    Oops how that gauge get in the shot!
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    I like the other stuff. I know you won't use it much. My address is...
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    Who manufacturers all that fancy equipment you are showing off?
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    I got a simpler tire station I used to install new tractor tires since the labor estimate was more than cost of the tire station. Was good exercise!
    Stand definitely needs mounting to a stout base or floor.
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    I'll be mounting it to the concrete.. or a 2x12 double layer cross that I will stand on when I use it..? Actually i'll probably just leave double split anchors in the concrete floor. Decisions decisions.. lol

    It's $85.00 an hour to mount and balance a single tire here (they'll get you 2 hours with a mousse), IF you take it off the bike.

    In my case i'm changing the rims off the hubs to so.. a full respoke, mount and balance. With two wheels I could buy lots of tools instead so and did. They wanted 3.5 to 4 hours per wheel.

    I'll post a bit more on this later, brands etc but I expect to be able to do the work extremely fast and more accurately than the dealer (I saw his equipment).

    The truing stand has micrometers and the balance bar from another manufacturer has high end bearings on it that just happen to align perfectly with the stands posts making a perfect system.

    The changing station probably could not have been cheaper.. HF Brand but I know a guy that makes the adaptors so you don't scratch anything (like new racing wheel). Typical harbor freight stuff, needed to file holes to get the bolts in to assemble it etc..
    Once I weld it up it will be rock solid awesome. I burn out a rear tire every 1800 to 200o miles so I actually do need it and will use it.


    I'm putting full blown knobbies front and rear on the husqie and will probably continue to do 100MPH+ on the road and on the sand highways. Balancing and truing the new wheels and tires makes sense in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    Who manufacturers all that fancy equipment you are showing off?
    I'll fill you in when I call, lots of details on this research
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    Due to a shortage of shop floor space I mounted my stand to a reinforced pallet. Once tractor wheels were done the tractor then moved stand and pallet to low priority storage where it is all ready to make short work of breaking the bead on a TrailWing.
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    Nice stuff Scotty.
    Lacing and truing somewhat of a lost art in your home garage around my parts.

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    I tested out the new equipment today, in 100 degee heat! Ugg..

    Thanks for the pallet idea Fred. I used a heavy duty oak pallet. Worked great, easy to break down.

    I recently bought two tw wheels. Sometime in there life they got water in them and rusted/corroded slightly on the inside. Knowing that that corrosion will where a tube and give you a flat i wire wheeled and painted the inside, put in new strips etc.

    It was a good opportunity to try out the new equipment. I put a 241 on the spare front wheel but I haven't decided what to do with the rear tire but the temp outside would be great to help get an atv tire on.

    So here are a few pics. The tire station was awesome and the balance and alignment stand was quick and easy. I got a perfect balance in 5 minutes with one we'll place weight.

    Once I found the Bull Snot I had at it!

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    More pics coming, one per post. Site is being a...
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