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  1. Motion Pro BeadPro Tire Bead Breaker and Lever Tool Set

    Product Reviews
    I thought long and hard about buying a set of these levers as they are quite expensive but the last time I tried to break the bead on my rear Heidenau K60 using a length of wood wedged under the car tyre it broke and I ended up taking the tyre and wheel to a local car tyre place to use their...
  2. Bearing Cup drift... Headstock

    Hello, i'm trying to drift out the old bearing cups in the headstock so I can replace with Tapered bearings. 2001 XL650. Just can't get anything that I have on them... got loads of drifts and tried a tyre lever for the angle.... Problem is they are so tight up to the lip stop I can't seem to...
  3. Recommend me some tyre levers

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I know there are quite a few threads out there about tyre levers but things change so looking for a bit of current advice. For a couple of reasons I'm thinking about changing the tyres on the GS myself this would both save a few pennies (not much admittedly) but also allow me to swap between...
  4. K60 - first problem

    Africa Twin
    I have raved about the K60's since replacing my TKC with them. I have now found the first weeakness. I cant change the damn tyre myself. Ive done it once before with the TKC but cannot for the life in me change the front tyre of the K60. Since getting a puncture a year ago and not having...
  5. Off roading

    Hi all Just bought a DR 250 and intend to get as dirty as poss in SW FR but have a question or two to ask having not offroaded for over 20 years 1 I need a puncture /Tyre lever kit..........any ideas?? 2 Where's the best place to buy pairs of tyres ??? 3 What else should i carry ?? 4 And...
  6. Africa Twin Tool Kit.

    Africa Twin
    I've just posted this on another thread but thought others might be interested. Over the past years I've tried and tested many tools for adventure bikers. Only recently have I found tools that are so light you wouldn't believe but also are brilliant quality. I've been many places on my AT and...
  7. DRC tyre levers

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    Have any of you ever used these tyre lever/spanners or this company? They seem like a good idea but a bit dear especially if they're crap! I know motion pro do a similar thing...
  8. 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...
  9. idiot of the year award

    Hey folks, I am nominating myself for idiot of the year award. If you remember a few weeks back I got a flat, and had to change the inner tube and had lots of issue getting it to seat correctly. Any way finally got it all set, and things seemed okay except the tyre seemed a little off balance. I...
  10. Tyre Levers

    Wheels, Tyres & Tubes
    I've decided to have a go at fitting my own tyres. I've dug back to a couple of threads on tyre levers but there's little information. So what length do I need? Or different lengths? Are there any recommendations as to the make? Buzzetti was mentioned.
  11. defintive tyre lever list

    OK, so if I wanted to put together a kit for changing tyres/mending punctures, what would people recommend went into it? Basically I don't want to be stuck up a foreign mountain trying to call a breakdown service in a language I can't speak. Neither do I want to wait three hours for the AA when...
  12. Tyre Levers

    Africa Twin
    I've decided to learn at least the basics of repairing punctures on the road and how to change my own tyres if and when possible. I've got a few pretty good DIY puncture/tyre changing articles but want to know which tyre levers to get, so............. Which tyre levers do you guys recommend?
  13. Bikerz Hanley (Stoke on Trent)

    Recommended Dealers/Service Providers/Campsites
    Mich Anakee's fitted, balanced, valved, and re-tubed £170 the pair and on my way home in about twenty minutes, does a ride in ride out service, doesn't knacker your rims or leave you with a tyre lever embeded in your forehead :lol: Also has a dyno and will tune/ rejet as required, good advice...
  14. Battle damage..Don't argue with rocks

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    This is my mates AT bashplate after he ploughed into a large boulder in the Todra Gorge in Morocco. He had already struck a car sized one on the way to this one with his left pannier. His left pannier was ripped off. I am modelling the remains of his left Touratech metal pannier in the second...