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You will love it. The only down side to changing your own tires is disposing of the old ones. I've found that most tire shops will dispose of your old ones for a $3 fee. Well worth it.

I just thought about this because this morning I had to haul off 13 old tires. They tend to collect water and attract mosquitoes if you let them lay around.

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You will love it. The only down side to changing your own tires is disposing of the old ones. I've found that most tire shops will dispose of your old ones for a $3 fee. Well worth it.

I just thought about this because this morning I had to haul off 13 old tires. They tend to collect water and attract mosquitoes if you let them lay around.
That's why I lite mine on fire and toss them into the neighbors yard.
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So my Q3 tires and my tire changer arrived. However, I didn't get the 'Extra Hand' or any tire spoons and all the videos I've seen use these. Back to Amazon I guess. Here is the assembled unit. What do most people bolt this to? The floor? A bunch of 2x4s



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I bolted my directly into the garage floor. If I ever need to move it it's just 4 bolts.

I don't see a need for spoons but I find these very useful.




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Mine is bolted to my garage floor. However, I've read that some folks bolt theirs to a sheet of 3/4 ply. As they're standing on it when changing tires, the machine does not move. This allows them to move the machine around the garage as desired.

No need for spoons at all. Watch the NoMar video. It explains how to use the bar the machine comes with. I got the "yellow thingy" with mine which is just a "helping hand" to keep the bead in place on one side as you use the bar to push it on the rest of the way 'round.

I've only had need for the one yellow thingy. I can see it being easier with a couple of them. However, the NoMar makes it so much easier than the old 5 gal pail and some spoons method that I never bothered with ordering a second one......sean

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I bolted it to the garage floor. I used flush 'drop-in' Redhead anchors so if I decide to move it, there won't be anything sticking up from floor. I did the tires for Streetfighter. It took me a long time, but I was learning as I go. The video was a big help. It was trying to figure out exactly how the 'dogs' should fit that took me some time.





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I do not have a balancer. I just ordered the Marc Parnes balancer (had to order two different kits to cover all four of my Ducatis.

I noticed that when I had front wheel off that it had no weights on it? Is that unusual?


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It is not. Friday I mounted a Michelin 2ct to a guys Marchesini (he just brought in the wheel) and it required zero weight. Perfect balance on a computer balancer.

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