Anyone remember what you paid to replace your front tire on a Shadow ? Labor only I may Amazon order it depending on local prices. Thanks.
Having spent the money and done the work multiple times, I can tell you that "investing" a couple of hundred bucks in the gear is NOT worthwhile unless you're riding a thousands of miles each month or changing tires for friends. Better to build what you need from scrap lumber -- even if you have to build it anew for each tire change.Aaaaaand That's the reason I'm currently shopping for my own tire changing gear.. :lol:
As mentioned, It is much cheaper to just take in the wheel.. But.. I figure, that if I can take off the wheel, I can change a tire..
Cost for a wheel balancer and tire change platform/bead breaker, spoons, and etc.. About $150-$200.00.. So that will more than pay for itself on the first tire change.
Yup! ..And year-round too..Having spent the money and done the work multiple times, I can tell you that "investing" a couple of hundred bucks in the gear is NOT worthwhile unless you're riding a thousands of miles each month....
Mornin' Michael! Mornin' Everyone!Mornin Dennis and Mark.
Yup. But unless you're going for pneumatic or hydraulic equipment the effort required to change tires isn't any different with purchased equipment than with homebuilt -- and probably a lot more than actually required. That's BEFORE getting into the issues with storing the stuff. I've got a tire changer with motorcycle tire adapter, tire irons, Mojolever, Nomar Xtrahand and Yellow Thing and, honestly, all the money spent is wasted if zip ties work as well as shown in the video.I can afford to get somebody to do this for me.. Feels like an awful waste of money though, and I would just rather prefer to do these things myself..