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Old 04-09-2019, 10:03 AM
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560 pound crate following me home
What is it?

I am a machinist it is a machine but itís not a machinist machine
I am a motorcycle technician itís not a motorcycle
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:47 AM
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Fort or a spaceship - Anything you want it to be! Crates are big boxes for big kids :-)

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Old 04-09-2019, 12:47 PM
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Its going to have to have quite a few kids in it to weigh 560lb tho...
its not a machinist's machine so it is a machine then... a really big air compressor ?

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Old 04-09-2019, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by VTRsquid View Post
a really big air compressor ?
Nope have one of those already ..its a machine I've been borrowing time on from friend locally, he moved and took his machine with him....and Im not going back to doing the job manually (when I can avoid it)

This is after all a motorcycle site.... Its not a lift I have two of those and no room for a third (yet), but its made by the same company that made one of my lifts...lol
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:26 PM
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Tyre machine
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by VTRsquid View Post
Tyre machine
and we have a winner
Unfortunately because of a 187-2/3 rules violation of Less then 5 players in the game your prize is forfeited

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Old 04-09-2019, 04:51 PM
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Quite the investment! How much did you spend? Me and my riding buddies (4 of us) have been wanting to go in on a used one. Just haven't found the right deal yet.
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Exciting times! Thats going to make life a lot easier!
Bit bummed about not getting the prize tho
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Old 04-10-2019, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
Quite the investment! How much did you spend? Me and my riding buddies (4 of us) have been wanting to go in on a used one. Just haven't found the right deal yet.
I've been looking for a used Coats RC200 for several years now, no idea where used ones come and go but it has not been anyplace I can find.

This one was just $$325 ......well it would be $325 for all four of you and your buddies or $1300..and that includes delivery to your door right now. I picked up as its mostly local and I did not want to wait for shiping time lag

I had concerns at the non Coats off brands..but the company marketing this Derek Weaver has been importing this machine for many years now..and it gets great reviews... They also imported one of the lifts I have..I bought it from DW 10 years ago, use it every day...still going strong https://www.derekweaver.com/motorcycle-tire-changers/

No its not a coats, it is lacking one thing I wanted from the Coats RC220, the bead seating assist Air blast.... It can be really useful on tires that are wide and rims not so much.. But there are workarounds, bead seaters for one...and then if a guy was a welder, machinist and fabricator making a air blast ring and valve system to MOD this machine is likely a doable thing...lol
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Old 04-10-2019, 06:50 AM
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First tire mounted..... Im as giddy as a school girl on prom night
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
I've been looking for a used Coats RC200 for several years now, no idea where used ones come and go but it has not been anyplace I can find.

This one was just $$325 ......well it would be $325 for all four of you and your buddies or $1300..and that includes delivery to your door right now. I picked up as its mostly local and I did not want to wait for shiping time lag

I had concerns at the non Coats off brands..but the company marketing this Derek Weaver has been importing this machine for many years now..and it gets great reviews... They also imported one of the lifts I have..I bought it from DW 10 years ago, use it every day...still going strong https://www.derekweaver.com/motorcycle-tire-changers/

No its not a coats, it is lacking one thing I wanted from the Coats RC220, the bead seating assist Air blast.... It can be really useful on tires that are wide and rims not so much.. But there are workarounds, bead seaters for one...and then if a guy was a welder, machinist and fabricator making a air blast ring and valve system to MOD this machine is likely a doable thing...lol
One other down side to the Not a Coats machine is the air filler valve.. on a coats it is foot operated leaving your hands free to work the tire in position to seat beads. All of the other less pricey machines I've seen are a pretty standard hand operated filler

Leaving on one hand available to position tire....
BUT, that's not really an issue as a $32 foot valve , some fittings and if you want to get fancy a mounted pressure gauge gets you all set up...https://www.mcmaster.com/9781k12 https://www.mcmaster.com/3846k311
Itll cost me an hour and $100 to do all that.... the coats machine was $7k new, and unobtanium used so im still a "few" dollars ahead

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Old 04-10-2019, 06:59 PM
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Love the RS, great tires!
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Aw man awesome!
I used to use 2x4s, then tire irons, then me & the wife drove to the next state to pick up a harbor freight changer (when the motorcycle part was out of production).
But man this is like we all dream of when doing this job.
How are you gonna get enough tires to change? Ad in the paper? Internet?
That is a major tool purchase. Congrats.
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Isn't two tires enough?
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
How are you gonna get enough tires to change? Ad in the paper? Internet?
That is a major tool purchase. Congrats.
I have 7 bikes in our fleet between wife and I.
Right now I have 5 customer bikes in the garage, and commonly have 3-5 at all times in progress.
I manage our trainer bike fleet which is 87 bikes today, of those 87 spread over 5 sites, I service bikes at 3 of the 5 sites, of my two other mechanics, only one does tires

I have PLENTY of tires to do annually to make it worthwhile to have a machine.

If someone locally wants tires done Id likely not turn it down, but don't need to search out more
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