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Are you sure it's not just the belt slipping? I would think that anything mechanical screeching wouldn't do it for long. :o

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2 hours ago, Chuck said:

Are you sure it's not just the belt slipping? I would think that anything mechanical screeching wouldn't do it for long. :o

I suppose, but I'll confirm your suspicions about my ignorance by saying I didn't even know the expletive-deleted had a belt! :homer:

Now, that said, I think it is a failed seal/gasket or something of that sort because the screeching begin when it hits whatever PSI that displeases it on any given day.  I'll get a sound byte somehow for your entertainment after Chris and lady leave.

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I've been using the Harbor Freight tire changer, with the Mojo Blocks and Mojo Lever. It's mounted on a pallet. It's been pretty good, but there was a learning curve.

Having recently bought 6 motorcycle tires (a pair each for the Scura, Stelvio, and 701 Enduro) I decided to get the No Mar tire changer with the hitch mount. 

I did the Scura tires yesterday and I really like the convenience of the hitch-mount, and I'll probably figure a way to mount it on the wall or hang it from the ceiling when not in use. The wheel mounts much more securely to the NoMar than it did to the Harbor Freight. The wheel did not spin at all while removing or installing either tire. On the Harbor Freight unit, I had to use strap to tie a spoke to one of the arms. 

The bead breaker was a puzzle at first, because it is not compatible with the hitch mount and I didn't mount it to the floor (can't drill into a post-tension slab). I managed to get the front bead broken with some effort. For the rear, I figured out how to position the bead-breaker under my hitch, then used an adjustable height hitch and some wood to sort of jack the truck up on the bead breaker to keep it in place. That worked great.

As for the levers and lubes, I had plenty of RuGlide tire mount lube so I used that and didn't try the NoMar stuff yet. I did try their mount and demount bar, but I like the Mojo Level better. Maybe it's because I have so much experience with the MojoLever, but I really struggled with the NoMar lever. I can probably figure it out, but I think I'll just stick with the one I know.

FYI - my Harbor Freight unit is for sale on Craigslist for $75. But if anybody here wants to come get it, I'll gladly take $40.

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I have the HF, and saw pix of the mojo lever and mojo blocks, so naturally I converted the horrible HF lever to a mojo lever. (I have *lots* of Delrin, and a lathe.) :huh2: Made something that looks like mojo blocks, and have changed *many* tires. I like the mojo lever idea..

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Here's the No Mar hitch mounted option in operation on a Stelvio front wheel. The Yellow Thing (it's actual name) is the best bead keeper I have ever used.

I resisted ordering the No Mar for a long time, because they state the bead breaker is not compatible with the hitch mount.

But here is how I made it compatible:

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This adjustable height hitch lets me put a LOT of weight on the tower, which is supposed to be mounted on the floor with bolts.

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OMG, I'm such a neanderthal.. I used a 24" 2x8, laid on the bead (on the ground supported) and drove my truck tire up on it. it so worked.

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The Yellow Thing (it's actual name) is the best bead keeper I have ever used.

I'd like to see a side view of the yellow thing.. :rasta:

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9 hours ago, footgoose said:

OMG, I'm such a neanderthal.. I used a 24" 2x8, laid on the bead (on the ground supported) and drove my truck tire up on it. it so worked.

What ever works! 

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3 hours ago, Chuck said:

I'd like to see a side view of the yellow thing.. :rasta:

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My nomar bead breaker works great, but is mounted to the whole setup in concrete.  
that yellow thing.... in theory I see how it works, but how does it provide leverage for the more stubborn beads? (Thinking could be an interesting road kit tool?)

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The Yellow Thing is intended for installation, not removal. You just clip it on the rim to stop the bead from creeping back over the rim as you install the tire. 

The Yellow Thing is large and heavy - not something I would carry on a ride. For that, I have a trail bead-buddy by Motion Pro in my dirt-bike travel kit. That thing is super-handy for changing dirt bike tubes in the middle of a ride.

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