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post #11 of 12 Old 07-06-2018, 02:03 PM
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I generally do that but maybe I should use tie wraps. I would love to have a harbor freight tire changer but have no good place for it.
I got a HF changer and it makes changing them so much easier. but it is a piece of junk even with mojo blocks and a mojo lever. I snapped mine in half where the top section screws into the base and had to weld it back together with a tire half on half off! (I went back and cleaned up the weld on this later.. it was a rush to get my tire on to go riding.)

Even on the HF changer, the things that push the tire into the well of the rim don't do that good a job and I use a ratchet strap around the tire/wheel to squeeze it in more.

If I had it to do over again, I might have got a No-Mar, but it's set up and works now and after re-welding it, it shouldn't snap in half again.
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post #12 of 12 Old 07-09-2018, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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That's beautiful. You haven't seen my shty welds obviously.
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