Changing tires

6 replies to this topic
  • Tim

Posted March 26, 2001 - 01:13 PM


Hey guys,
I have been lazy in my old age and have let other people change over my tires on my bikes. I was wondering what kind of tire irons is everyone using nowadays. Years ago I always just used big screwdrivers. I was going to get some.

  • yzf

Posted March 26, 2001 - 01:20 PM


the motion pro ones work really good about $35 a pair well worth it

  • motoman393

Posted March 26, 2001 - 02:23 PM


i use the cheap 4 dollar for each one, Emgo brand they work great and the tire goes on easy when WD-40 is used!


I get my kicks on a 2001' YZ426!
Friendswood, TX

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  • enmerdeur

Posted March 26, 2001 - 02:42 PM


As with many things in life, lubrication is important. I use soapy water. Haven't tried the WD-40 trick.

99'YZ-400 (Mine)
00' TT-R 125 (Hers)
91' KX-125 (Son #1)
93' CR-80 (Son #2)
99' PW-80 (Son #3)

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  • EMARacing

Posted March 26, 2001 - 03:59 PM


The best by far are the Terrycable Tyer Irons. Developed by Ty Davis of course. Big flat spoon like head, with a big comfy grip. Cut my tire changing time in half compared to regular tire irons. Nothing compares, unless you get someone else to do it for you.

John E. Walker


Posted March 26, 2001 - 04:15 PM


I find boiling water in a spray bottle and soap works good.

  • thebray

Posted March 27, 2001 - 05:00 PM


I have the Motion Pro's with the big bend 17".They rule!!
soapy water,use a wire brush on rim if corroded.

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