I have a dozen different tire irons, so I ordered two of these to try out. I'm very impressed with how these work. In fact, I'm so impressed that I've ordered two more and I'll be giving away just about all of the others
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SHARP SIDES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! scratched the heck out my new 10 inch mini rim. so i put a wire wheel to it after i saw the first big ding and now it works great. good curve for grabbing rim..
These are By far the best irons I have EVER used. Where have they been all my life? I can now change tires without much effort or stress. And I have changed 3 since I got these, and haven't come close to pinching a tube too. WIN WIN.
First off I purchased two long black tire irons, I have a nice motion pro aluminum tire iron with the built in axle nut wrench on the end. It is awesome because the aluminum is smooth and it's long enough and the wrench end spreads out the force better than my other two short spoons. These give nice leverage and the curves are handy but the steel feels sand cast almost and it will strip the paint and wear into the metal of the rim if you slide the iron at all!! I used plastic from a ketchup bottle (fairly thick, used milk jug plastic before which is a bit thinner but worked flawlessly with my other tire irons) for rim protectors. I slid one of these tire irons about an inch on the rim to get the bead over and it went right through the plastic and into the aluminum quite easily. So if you have old scratched steel rims, use these, if you want to use on anything nice you're going to need some thick plastic rim protectors!! When I change tires on my dual sports, I normally don't use any rim protection but with these I wouldn't dare!!!
The other tire irons I own are going in the trash, I just bought two more of these. They easily fit under the tire and don't give me a punch in the face when I push on them!
Works great! The key is when you're just starting to put a sportbike tire on as an example. Start the tire by hand then 1/4 turn from there use this tool to get both beads at once up and over the wheel. Both beads are in the curved area of the tool and the hook of the tool on the inner part of the wheel eliminates any scratching. Now simply install the final bead as normal.
I've never changed my own tires, due to thinking it was too hard. That changed recently when I decided to take charge of one of the most important aspects of riding. I did my research and decided to purchase this tire iron with a spoon set. I'm glad I did. Both tires came right off easily with this tire iron and spoon set, once the bead was broken, which I used this tire iron to help break. On a side-note, I purchased a dedicated bead break. I found breaking the bead the hardest part of the job, but not now with a breaker.
Taking the tire off and putting it on took about a minute. The key is using good tire lubricant, which I used almost straight dish water detergent. Makes the job easy."
these things are a lot tougher than they look and help quite a bit when changing tires.
I purchased several different tire irons for my first attempt at changing out my motorcycle tires.
Due to it's unique shape, this tool was particularly useful in breaking the bead of the old tire(s).
Well made, medium weight compared to the others I have. Give it a try.
makes the job a whole lot easier with the right tools thank you
I have been using the motion pro tire iron for over 20 years as a tech and i still change tires faster than the new guy's who use the machine,must have for anyone doing tire changes.
If you change your own tires you need this tool. Money well spent.
Good tire iron for motorcycles. Well designed, worked nicely.
these things are awesome to use when changing a tire or tube! you have all the leverage you want and need! defianlty worth the penny!
Thin and strong. Holds on to the rim and doesn't slip off, very good design.
It is a bit thick to squeeze between the tire and rim in some cases, but overall not bad. The bend in it is kind of pointless for me at least, it provides no benefit or purpose.
I can change tires all day and not scratch a wheel with these. These small ones work way better than a spoon type. If you have never changed a tire before it takes time and practice before you can do it well. If you are learning on a set of colored wheels, you might want to invest in rim protectors for the first few tire changes.
The curve end makes this tool the best tire tool I have ever used. I have two of them it makes tire changes considerably less of a pain.
The very second i used these tire irons it scratched my brand new excell rims on my dirtbike, i was pretty mad to say the least so a few curse words later i filed the ends down a little bit and that helped but still. only buy if you have silver rims =P