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Whats the thinking on the "No Mar" Tire Changer? Just got one.

Hello brothers. Would some of you who have used the No Mar tire changer, or at least know someone who has one, please offer some advice you have learned concerning it in relation to BMW wheels. I just got one because the HP2 wheels simply cost too much to scratch and gouge up........and besides, I am getting so that it is very hard for me to keep changing my own. They (at No Mar) were a real pleasure to deal with, BTW. Thoughts and insights as to changing tires on recent BMW wheels please. The new BMW motorcycle shop in St. Louis just got one for their needs........so something must be right. TIA.

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...the tire changer is 1st rate, Jim... you'll be very happy with it.

You will just have to get a wheel adapter for balancing the rear wheel... I have not found one that fits from any manufacturer so I had one made by a friend... works like a charm... front wheel is no problem!

Get rim protectors either way, though... my 2 cents
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Mine (the std model) has worked well, it just takes using it a couple time to get used to it. Use lots of lube. My No Mar balancer came with all the adapters need to balance any wheels front or rear that I have done (BMW & HD to date) including a rear 2005 R1100S BCR wide wheel. This was a package deal that came with pretty much everything you need to de-mount, mount, and balance wheels.

I would recommend the other wheel clamps for changing /2 and f650 tires. They are not included with the package deal and are sold separate. I think the tire spoons would be of help also. Make sure to watch all the video's whether you think its important or not.

I should have looked at the video for changing F650 wheels before I did my /2 wheels and tires. Who would have figured? Live and learn!

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I'd recommend the obvious and practice a bunch of times with a spare rim and tire before tackling the HP2's. It's never gone as smoothly for me as in the video where they mount some 300 rear monster in under a minute. Also, as one one expect, some tires are considerably easier than others. It can be a pretty good workout. Once you practice enough you'll learn what tricks work for you and what combination of shims and clamps and spoons work best with what. Oh, and yes; Lube!
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The only semi-issue I've had with mine is the tendency of the rim to sometimes want to spin in the chocks when really torquing during mounting/demounting. Yes, plenty of lube in the right places is important, but don't let lube get on the chocks where they contact the lip of the rim or this tendency to spin will be more of an issue. I can deal with it myself, but if possible it's nice to have a buddy around to help.

Take your time the first change and things will go faster as you get more reps in.
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Hello brothers. Would some of you who have used the No Mar tire changer, or at least know someone who has one, please offer some advice you have learned concerning it in relation to BMW wheels. I just got one because the HP2 wheels simply cost too much to scratch and gouge up........and besides, I am getting so that it is very hard for me to keep changing my own. They (at No Mar) were a real pleasure to deal with, BTW. Thoughts and insights as to changing tires on recent BMW wheels please. The new BMW motorcycle shop in St. Louis just got one for their needs........so something must be right. TIA.
Jim, you posted this while I was in Florida Keys. I've had My NoMar for a while now. I really like it. After you watch the DVD that comes with it, the learning curve (no pun intended) takes a sharp rise up. I've even used it to change car tires. I want to get the trailer hitch adapter so that I can take it to rallies. We could have used one at the US Desmo Rally two years ago.
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I am very happy with my No-mar. As others have said, proper lubricant application is a must. I use the paste lube from no-mar when mounting. Any old tire lube from the auto parts store is fine for dismounting. I use hte Marc Parnes balancer for both my R and K bikes.
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Jim -

I just changed out the front and rear of my HP2 Sport with the No Mar. No problems. In fact the relief valley is deep enough in the rim that it takes very little effort.

I'm with signit - haven't found a balancer adapter for rear yet but mine had no weights on it from the factory so I just let it go. My front wasn't balanced from the factory either but I did balance it.

I agree with the comments on the lube. Use plenty from the relief valley upward but keep it away from the holding chocks or the wheel will spin around on you.
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I am installing the No-Mar tomorrow so that some tire changes can be made. I appreciate very much that you brothers have taken the time to encourage me on this. I have never changed a tire on a machine and this reassurance is helpful. Any tips will be put to good use and anything I find that makes it easier and safer on the rims and one's self I will report back. They sent me a balancer with the BMW wheel adapters. Photos in time. I just do not want to scar the HP2 wheels. TIA
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I am installing the No-Mar tomorrow so that some tire changes can be made. I appreciate very much that you brothers have taken the time to encourage me on this. I have never changed a tire on a machine and this reassurance is helpful. Any tips will be put to good use and anything I find that makes it easier and safer on the rims and one's self I will report back. They sent me a balancer with the BMW wheel adapters. Photos in time. I just do not want to scar the HP2 wheels. TIA
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Jim -

I just changed out the front and rear of my HP2 Sport with the No Mar. No problems. In fact the relief valley is deep enough in the rim that it takes very little effort.

I'm with signit - haven't found a balancer adapter for rear yet but mine had no weights on it from the factory so I just let it go. My front wasn't balanced from the factory either but I did balance it.

I agree with the comments on the lube. Use plenty from the relief valley upward but keep it away from the holding chocks or the wheel will spin around on you.
NoMar makes a balancing rod adapter that fits the large center hole on the rear wheel. I'll take a pic and post it.
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Here is the adapter NoMar makes. It fits the HP2S rear wheel nice.




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nice set-up what does it run ?
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One comment on installing. The No-mar needs to be anchored securely or you can't get enough leverage on tough tires. I installed threaded anchors in my garage floor. This lets me bolt the changer down when in use, but it can be removed to free up space in the off season. The usual lead anchors and lag bolts are not made for repeated install and removal.



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I am installing the No-Mar tomorrow.........
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I have only the No-Mar bar, lube, "the thing" - the yellow reubber coated tool act as a third hand, some of the black clamps, and have changed my front and rear tires on my R1100S with no problem, just on the large rubberized carpet on the garage floor! Lots of lube, and a wooden handle down the center hole of the rim to leverage against and its been flawless. Looking to get the whole stand next, which will make things even easier.
Oh yeah, I also have some rim guards (the plastic sheaths the snap over the rim edge) for when first using the No-Mar iron and prying on the rim to lift the tire).
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nice set-up what does it run ?
Somewhere 900.00 USD.
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