Tire tools

We got an email asking about several things including a decent tire changing setup. I thought I’d take a moment and paste in my response here in the hopes that it might help someone who’s looking to save a little long-term money on tire changes.

Enjoy — CH

As for the tools, I’ll run through my current setup, and give you some advice at the end.

I have the following tools, and I use every single one of them.

* Harbor Freight tire changer with motorcycle wheel adapter.
* Mojo Lever (the lever that comes with the HF tire changer is garbage)
* Mojo Blocks
* Motion Pro tire levers (2)
* NoMar Spoon Bar (1)
* Yellow Thing
* NoMar XtraHand clamps
* Harbor Freight wheel balancer

If I had to do it over again, the only thing I’d really change is to forgo the HF tire changer and go with the Cycle Hill changer or, if budget allowed, the NoMar Classic. Other than that, I think I’d stick with my tool selection. I think the Mojo Lever is better than the NoMar lever, and the motion pro spoons are freaking awesome.

www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0007-Curved-Tire/dp/B000GZJ38O (I have two)

Episode 107: It’s weather prooth.

Episode 107: It’s weather prooth.
March 25, 2012
This week the guys bring you a plethora of… well, they talk a lot. Home modified iPhone mounts. GPS it with Navigon: redux. James’ Sena saga may finally be over. Here’s hoping. April is the AMA’s Get Out And Ride Month, which means The Pace’s loyal listeners are just doing what they do every day. Right? RIGHT? Get out and ride. Go on, get out of here, kid.

Triumph is 110 years old. Bonnie doesn’t look a day over 60, and man oh man, does she wear it well. Want to get an idea of how you’ll sit on a couple of hundred bikes? Hit up Cycle-Ergo.com and check out the comparisons. Very nice feature. Armored underwear is awesome, and Knox has what you need.

The guys follow up the news with some listener questions and feedback.


Listener questions:

  • Roland Cannon – Regarding tubeless tire changes: What’s necessary?
  • James from MA – What sport-tour(able) bike should replace the CBR?



  • Roland Cannon on the Motus
  • James from MA on the Motus, the Sena and the Adirondacks
  • Doug Kneissl follows up on the Xena alarm system
  • Jason Santos on the “woopsie” moments we all have
  • Colin Magnusson comments on Audi buying Ducati

Theme music is No Way by Kunk

Episode 7: Happy Holidays!

Episode 7 for December 6, 2009