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    tire removale tools

    hi chould somone recommend nz site or shop to get some tire irons and rim protectors from.

    I gave away my tire irons rim protectors years ago.

    me my dad tryed remove cross ply tears ago gave up. kinda glutton for punsihment but am going give it a go.

    brought a michlean city grip tire for my scotter. being 12 inch rim and raidal tire might be a bitch to get back on.

    i get some window cleaner . though it thought dish washing liquid may do but then it whouldint evaporate.

    I went around all places in pamerston only managed get massive lever from super cheap no rim protectors.

    was going try cutting up bending a milk container as last resort. try get old tire of and if have no luck i drop it in

    Looked at motion pro tools they look cool but havent got coin this week to be of amizion

    At my local shop.

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    Good old standard run of the mill garden hose is suitable as temporary rim protector.....three pieces @ 75mm long & slit

    A 1m length of 12mm rod cut into three equal lengths with one end flattened out tear-drop shape with the edges smoothed off will work as good if not better than and be cheaper than a over the counter brought tire lever too.

    The smaller you go in tire diameter size the harder they are to fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.W.R View Post
    Good old standard run of the mill garden hose is suitable as temporary rim protector.....three pieces @ 75mm long & slit

    A 1m length of 12mm rod cut into three equal lengths with one end flattened out tear-drop shape with the edges smoothed off will work as good if not better than and be cheaper than a over the counter brought tire lever too.

    The smaller you go in tire diameter size the harder they are to fit
    like your thinking mate great suggestion i got garden hose i run over the end pieces with car few times ;-)

    be much better idea than think milk container . bloody tire iron got only chould afford one was 20 bucks its like 6 ft long bit overboard.

    thought about cutting it in half having two pieces ;-) i not going try that with hack saw being hardened steel.

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    thanks alan appricated man mm better not let wife see its a 15 inch i have competion "

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    Rim protectors are hardly expensive. Three here with free shipping.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/building-r...af0b3fa3d5fb93

    Certainly well worth while doing your own tyre changes.

    Oh and here's a couple more links for stuff that you could find or order locally from Appco if you so wanted.

    http://www.tridon.co.nz/products/Bik...changing-tools

    http://www.tridon.co.nz/products/Tol...11/tyre-levers
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    I have torpedo 7 ones. All good. You don't want them too long I found.

    I also have a bead breaker http://www.cycletreads.co.nz/product...d_breaker.aspx

    That a rubber hammer and a balancing stand, do most of my own tyres now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcy25 View Post
    I have torpedo 7 ones. All good. You don't want them too long I found.

    I also have a bead breaker http://www.cycletreads.co.nz/product...d_breaker.aspx

    That a rubber hammer and a balancing stand, do most of my own tyres now.
    Thanks man i have few tires to change this year two on the vfrs.s rears. i check out those sites

    No am not changing truck tire old tools where 12 inch around. that anyways from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    Rim protectors are hardly expensive. Three here with free shipping.

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/building-r...af0b3fa3d5fb93

    Certainly well worth while doing your own tyre changes.

    Oh and here's a couple more links for stuff that you could find or order locally from Appco if you so wanted.

    http://www.tridon.co.nz/products/Bik...changing-tools

    http://www.tridon.co.nz/products/Tol...11/tyre-levers
    Thanks sir i check out those ones too. had all gear ready to roder on another site then whouldint let me pay for them some glitch.

    I buy them this week. it was site alan mentioned good site nz one. but when i went check out . keep asking where was my closest dealer. even though was
    wanting it couired as i live aways from any dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by actungbaby View Post
    Thanks sir i check out those ones too. had all gear ready to roder on another site then whouldint let me pay for them some glitch.

    I buy them this week. it was site alan mentioned good site nz one. but when i went check out . keep asking where was my closest dealer. even though was
    wanting it couired as i live aways from any dealer.

    Bits4bikes ????

    I've used many times and pick up from a local shop - pop in at lunch time type of thing from work. I do not know for sure but I suspect the website is set up by one of the NZ importers the dealers buy from - the shop will get a small cut for the service probably. And fair as most NZ bike shops don't run decent websites for parts.

    A shame if you are not within a decent lunch break of a bike shop though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by actungbaby View Post
    Thanks sir i check out those ones too. had all gear ready to roder on another site then whouldint let me pay for them some glitch.

    I buy them this week. it was site alan mentioned good site nz one. but when i went check out . keep asking where was my closest dealer. even though was
    wanting it couired as i live aways from any dealer.
    Just select your favourite dealer. You will still get the option of having it couriered wherever. It stops the dealers feeling as though they are being undermined by the wholesaler as the sale will get processed against the dealer and you are paying retail - there is some profit probably going to the dealership you select

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    you could always get a manual tyre changing machine if you are doing more than one. makes it much easier
    https://www.topmaq.co.nz/?s=tyre
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    a couple of 8" levers and some dish wash....
    is all yer need...


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