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Post by JTM525 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:24 am

I'm in love!  Laughing
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Post by mizzed on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:27 am

Yup Joe, that vid works better for me than muffys did Smile
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Post by JTM525 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:32 am

mizzed wrote:was the same as this:

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but I'm sure he found it cheaper.

It works fine only thing I'll mod is lengthening the push down so it fully pushes the tyre off the rim like the rabaconda does, but for a 10th of the price.
Yeah I see what you mean about the push down, could be modded fairly easily I expect
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Post by mizzed on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:40 am

Yeah only needs an extension either bolted or welded on - 5 min job.
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Post by crm250dude on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:00 am

heres the actual one i got for my technician

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Post by juljam33 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:34 am

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juljam33 wrote:Yup that's a good deal Joe although you'll need another rear for the powys  enail email for a price for two rears,  not sure if that's Al ranger selling them I think he's from sailsbury way
Go through a rear on the Welsh will I Juls? affraid

Yes mate, it be good enough for a few trail rides but wouldn't do another event on it ...... not saying you can't but probably beat not especially if the powys is a wet one cheers
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Re: Mousses and tyres

Post by JTM525 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:44 pm

juljam33 wrote:
JTM525 wrote:
juljam33 wrote:Yup that's a good deal Joe although you'll need another rear for the powys  enail email for a price for two rears,  not sure if that's Al ranger selling them I think he's from sailsbury way
Go through a rear on the Welsh will I Juls? affraid

Yes mate, it be good enough for a few trail rides but wouldn't do another event on it ...... not saying you can't but probably beat not especially if the powys is a wet one cheers
Good point, nowt like having a nice spikey tyre cheers
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Post by JTM525 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:46 pm

crm250dude wrote:heres the actual one i got for my technician

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Luckily Dave has one so I'll nip round there the first time but I will buy one myself at some point, I think his may be similar to yours!
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Re: Mousses and tyres

Post by juljam33 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:39 pm

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shocker wrote:Mr. Plain, Crossgates does a less blingy mousse chainger for about 130 quid that does the job - you don't have to wear a crash helmet to use it either Very Happy
Don't forget to budget for plenty of levers and lube too!
I got 5 levers is that enough? Very Happy
Do I really need a mousse changer or can I just do it on the garage floor with brute force and ignorance? Laughing


Bit of a pain but yes you can, I remember refitting a popped mousse on my buddy's drz with two 10mm spanners and a ktm spanner on the side of the road, admittedly they were both a bit shagged but I managed to do it lol!
You could make one with an old steel car wheel weld a plate over the centre and a bit of round bar on it same dia as your spindle and get one long lever for the initial bite and to get it off the rim with a lump hammer and jobs a goodun, best thing about a mousse changer is not chasing the fecking wheel around the garage cheers
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Re: Mousses and tyres

Post by JTM525 on Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:47 pm

juljam33 wrote:
JTM525 wrote:
shocker wrote:Mr. Plain, Crossgates does a less blingy mousse chainger for about 130 quid that does the job - you don't have to wear a crash helmet to use it either Very Happy
Don't forget to budget for plenty of levers and lube too!
I got 5 levers is that enough? Very Happy
Do I really need a mousse changer or can I just do it on the garage floor with brute force and ignorance? Laughing


Bit of a pain but yes you can,  I remember refitting a popped mousse on my buddy's drz with two 10mm spanners and a ktm spanner on the side of the road,  admittedly they were both a bit shagged but I managed to do it lol!
You could make one with an old steel car wheel weld a plate over the centre and a bit of round bar on it same dia as your spindle and get one long lever for the initial bite and to get it off the rim with a lump hammer and jobs a goodun,  best thing about a mousse changer is not chasing the fecking wheel around the garage cheers
That sounds like the dude's tool kit, knife and a spoon lol!
I suppose even changing a tubed tyre would be easier on something like that anyway although I've got it down to quite an art now on the floor! Especially since I put my old bedroom carpet down in there Laughing
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