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el cheapo hf. but there needs to be some modifications. the center support made for the axle and mar resistant pads on the rim clamps. i have two mounts, one cemented with bolt on app and a pvc pipe slip in with two prong stops.
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No-Mar Classic. https://www.nomartirechanger.com/Tire_Changers_s/37.htm

They've changed their line a bit since I bought mine as a Christmas present to me in 2016. They have some really good deals at times on e-bay.

I got the hitch mount and welded a receiver to my welding bench (yes my welding bench can now tow a trailer) to mount it to when I need it so it takes up virtually no space when it's not being used.
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I use my car tire changer. I use an old rotor on the wheel to clamp with. Works great.
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Any of you know what tire spoons are? I have my ole mans set from the 50s.

Just did both my tires 5000 miles ago at 20k
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I carry a set of tyre levers on my dirt bike, in case I need to change a tube out in the sticks, but I don't think I'll be trying that on the Sporty.
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Any of you know what tire spoons are? I have my ole mans set from the 50s.
Yep. Used 'em for too many years. They're why I finally bought a N0-Mar tire changer.
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Cheap saddlebag Goodies

I like the spoons with the bluntest front edge and the rod in back is loop like so.

Motion Pro makes em. I keep set in my shop.
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Sure, I use the tire spoons with the wheel/tire mounted on the tire machine.
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I like the spoons with the bluntest front edge and the rod in back is loop like so.

Motion Pro makes em. I keep set in my shop.
I have one of them:



and these two to go with it:





Saves me carrying too much stuff.
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