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Re: [Shop-talk] Successfully using the HF Tire Changer

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Successfully using the HF Tire Changer
From: Jim Stone <>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:18:56 -0600
Thanks for the tips and the video.  I am almost looking forward to trying
again this weekend!

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> Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:23:11 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Successfully using the HF Tire Changer
> I use the HF tire changer with their motorcycle adapter. Bike shops charge
> full retail prices for new tires and ridiculous fees to change/balance
> tires. It only take 1-2 MC tires (~ 10-15K miles/tires...) to have the HF
> unit become 'free'.
> Here's a U-tube video (no, it ain't me) of the HF tire changer in use for a
> small auto tire.
> Here's one with the MC tire adapter. (again, not me)
> The MC tire adapter is a 'rim clamp' design. I covered the rim clamps with
> the plastic dip stuff sold for tool handles. Prevents scratching the rims.
> The black bar shown in the second video is NOT the one that comes with the
> HF adapter. It looks like a custom made tool with a hard plastic shoe on the
> end that slides around the rim. Again, avoids scratching the rim. (I have
> such a tool - a 'group buy' through an on-line MC forum.)
> Eric Russell
> Mebane, NC
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