Baja tire tool

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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:34 am

Chad, if you bring your Baja tool with you to the Jersey Devil Hunt, I’ll cut and drill the center post to fit over the spare tire mount for you, it’s a quick job on the lathe.
Aw, maaaaan! Where were you LAST week, when I paid the local machinist to turn down this parking brake rod, so I could cut threads to install this 1/2"-20 knob, which replaced the broken plastic? :x

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But, regarding the Baja tool, I appreciate the offer, but like Lofty, I have misgivings about using it in conjunction with the Ural spare tire mount.
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by ReCycled » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:23 pm

Part of my interest is for use on my Yamaha rig, specifically if I want to put a car tire on an mc rim. I haven't checked the axle size on that yet.

Now if we find a volunteer to try that discount supplier :)
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by RC20 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:38 pm

and took a dump, while composing my last post, plus I’m a little slow anyway.
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:56 pm

Lofty wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:21 am
jaybird wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:16 am
Wow, you retired guys are quick with your posting,

l took three phone calls, settled some contract issues, dealt with some scheduling issues, and took a dump, while composing my last post, plus I’m a little slow anyway.
We may be quick, Jay, but as written, your post suggests some epic multi-tasking whilst you were on the can. Log that in as a Win. :thumbsup:
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by UralCanuck » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:48 pm

As much as I'd love to get my hands on a half price Baja No Pinch, that site has only existed for a month despite claiming to have been around since 2014, and uses a gmail address as the main point of contact. Also, Google doesn't have much nice to say about the site either. Did anyone actually pull the trigger on this? I'd be interested in the outcome.
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Tin Man » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:50 pm

UralCanuck wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:48 pm
As much as I'd love to get my hands on a half price Baja No Pinch, that site has only existed for a month despite claiming to have been around since 2014, and uses a gmail address as the main point of contact. Also, Google doesn't have much nice to say about the site either. Did anyone actually pull the trigger on this? I'd be interested in the outcome.
I ain't that brave. I'll just get one at the "normal" price...... :foilhead:
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Tin Man » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:13 pm

Lofty wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:12 am
Another satisfied Baja No-Pinch tool owner here. It's one of those rare additions to the tool box that are truly transformative, in terms of improving the technique and speed of a particular task. I wouldn't say this if the No-Pinch tool wasn't worth the investment (and I grant that it is pricey when purchased from a legitimate vendor).

Pro Tip: If you've multiple bikes in the garage, do consider going all in (as I did) for the "ultimate" kit. Using the proper axle sleeve for a given wheel is critical to ensuring that the No-Pinch tool itself works correctly and safely.
http://www.bajanopinch.com/baja-no-pinc ... -tool-kit/

I didn't take any pictures when using the BNP tool to install the most recent Duro on the Ural, so the following images of the tool being used when installing a set of Metzlers on the Suzuki will have to suffice.

The first pic illustrates another recommendation of mine, a proper tire changing stand. Your lower back will thank you. More to the point: sometimes, more than a little effort is required to install or remove a tire. I wouldn't want that force imposed on the comparatively spindly side car spare wheel holder unless absolutely necessary. If you're in the field, use your best judgement.

The tire stand disassembles for easy storage in its shipping box.

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Bead Buddies. Another excellent addition to one's kit, irrespective of the other tool(s) being used during a tire change. It was needed here. Baja claims the No-Pinch tool is useful on up to 21" wheels. In my experience, the tool's ratcheting mechanism runs out of practical range after 20", so a pinch-hitter like the Bead Buddy is almost compulsory when working with a 21" tire.

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Lofty, which tire stand is that please ? And how does the BNP tool go into the hole with the tire stand shaft sticking out like that?
Never mind, I think I see. You use the shaft to dismount a tire then move the wheel off the shaft to allow the BNP tool to be used, am I close? :|
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Lofty » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:51 am

Tin Man wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:13 pm
Lofty, which tire stand is that please ?

And how does the BNP tool go into the hole with the tire stand shaft sticking out like that?

Never mind, I think I see. You use the shaft to dismount a tire then move the wheel off the shaft to allow the BNP tool to be used, am I close?
The center rod is a piece of removable all-thread. It is set to height according to the user's needs, and retained with a large wing nut.

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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:09 am

This stand looks like a helluva deal, but I'm concerned that, with the amount of force I apply wrestling-off a "steel-sided" Heidenau K28, I would bend the feet. How indestructible is it?
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by harryball » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:20 am

I lucked up and found a no Mar changing stand for $200 about 20 miles from my home. Highly recommended, so check Craigslist, Facebook etc...
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Lofty » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:56 am

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:09 am
This stand looks like a helluva deal, but I'm concerned that, with the amount of force I apply wrestling-off a "steel-sided" Heidenau K28, I would bend the feet. How indestructible is it?
It's fairly sturdy, per my own experience. Any piece of equipment can fail, though. If you really "gorilla" tire removals, you might consider keeping cardboard handy for floor work as needs require.

The tire stand really comes into its own when spooning new rubber on. That's its wheelhouse, pun intended.
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:25 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:09 am
This stand looks like a helluva deal, but I'm concerned that, with the amount of force I apply wrestling-off a "steel-sided" Heidenau K28, I would bend the feet. How indestructible is it?
Yep down at the dealer we had it supported on two blocks of wood on a table. Which is steel I think
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by ReCycled » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:15 pm

Reviving an old thread here for an update.

Baja is offering a 19% discount during the C-19 lockdown.
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Re: Baja tire tool

Post by Fran » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:53 am

An indispensable tool in my opinion. As with any tool that you need regularly just get the best you can afford. It has served me well In 55,000 k's of tire changes, I have had to do them all myself. One of the few things I have bought ever that lives up to its advertising and maybe exceeds it. To paraphrase Nike just get it.

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