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  1. Getting Frame ready for powder coat

    Dominator / FMX
    As the title says, im busy getting frame ready for powder coat. Does any one know what size fittings can be used to plug oil ways to keep out the bead blast. Or any other ideas of things i can use??
  2. Tyre changer shaft, what is it!?,!??.

    Tools
    Okay, I hope one of you knows what it is, as I've searched already! Just bought a tyre changer. You know the ones, around £40 one ring above the other with a bead breaker. What in heavens name is the short fat shaft for? The one which only fits in a hole in the handle and with a large cotter...
  3. Wanted: Anyone has front and rear RD03 hubs ?

    For Sale / Wanted
    Only hubs needed (and rear sprocket carrier). Must have good threaded holes (not mangled). Paint condition doesn'T matter. I will bead blast and paint. TIA Lee
  4. Tyre / mousse changer

    Tools
    HI All Anyone made a foot operated enduro tyre changer/ bead breaker, they look good but a bit expensive for me to buy new, if any one could let me know how to go about making one I would be very greatfull. The foot operated would make it easier to get levers in with mousses and push the bead...
  5. Powder coating Vs Hammerite spray on

    Mechanical Advice
    I'm rushing & prep'ing a frame for a rebuild for next week and have just been offered a powdercoating for free on top of the bead blasting service a local garage offers. I've got tons of Hammerite spray so I can easily do 3 - 5 layers. But can anyone conclusively say if perhaps a powdercoating...
  6. Help for a newby

    Africa Twin
    Hi all just aquire my very first AT and looking for advice, currently engine is out of frame and i won't to clean and paint it. Can anybody advise is bead blasting the way to go or paint striper followed by a paint job any advice most welcome thanks:thumbup:
  7. are 'tubeless type' tyres harder to break the bead than 'tube type'

    Africa Twin
    Hi all, are 'tubeless type' tyres harder to break the bead than 'tube type' on africa twin rim, (ie. non tubeless rims but with 'safety bead') Tourances in my size (140-80-17") are only avaiable in tubeless type. Will this mean they will be very hard to get off for puntures. Thanks alot George
  8. Portable Bead Breaker

    Mechanical Advice
    I had a few pm's from interested parties regarding the picture I posted on the bead breaker so not to hijack the other thread here is some more info. Mods I did not stick this in for sale section even though members are more than welcome to approach me for these should they want some :D...
  9. Changing tyres - breaking the bead

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Hi, I've just purchased some TKC 80s to put on my @. It had the Avon Distanzia and I want to play in the mud. I inlisted the help of Anton88 (thanks very much mate wouldn't have been able to do it without you). I can't believe how difficult it was to break the bead on the rear tyre. I've...
  10. Bead Buddy?

    Mechanical Advice
    Does anyone use these yokes? Are they just a waste of money?
  11. Bead Breaking, with tyre levers

    Africa Twin
    Top Tip for all you AT pilots (I was going to put this in bike tech, but guess it's really only of use to AT owners, all other off-road bikes have rims that make it easy to change tyres). I have a set of Buzzetti tyre levers bought off ebay which I'm taking with us on our trip (the nice...
  12. Bead Breaker

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Just seen this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260136520237&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:uk Has anyone tried it or something similar? I can'y quite visualise how it works. Dylan
  13. Bead Breaker Tools

    Africa Twin
  14. Bead Breaker Tools

    Chatter
    I managed to find these two tools and wanted to know if anyone has used either one, especially to break the bead on the rear tire? Comments on which one you think is the better tool would be appreciated also. TyrePliers at 700 Grams Cast iron at 2.3 Kg
  15. Tyre Bead (beed?) Breaker

    Africa Twin
    Hi all Just a question regarding tyre changing. The rear tyre on my @ needs replacing soon. Does anybody know where I can locate a bead breaker as last time I couldn't get the tyre off, I looked on the M&P website but couldn't find one. Also whilst on the subject tyres, anybody know of a good...
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