Motorcycle Tire Changers
Do you want to save time and money and help bring more profit to your bike shop? Tired of wasting hours on changing wheels by hand? At Best Buy Auto Equipment, we offer a wide motorcycle tire changer selection, so that you can make your job as quick and simple as possible.
From Nationwide to AMMCO, we bring you brands that are reliable and have a trusted reputation in the industry.You don’t have to sift through our collection to find a top-quality item because all of the products we carry are carefully crafted and built to last.
We provide great product descriptions to help you narrow your choices down, but if you are still not sure about which option you need, feel free to contact us. We’ve been in business since 1987 for a reason. We love to make sure that all of our customers find exactly what they need and are completely satisfied with their purchases.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best motorcycle tire changer?
To have the best motorcycle tire changer for your shop, business, and your investment there are a few key features that make them the top.
- Durable – They must be made to last. Models and machines should be made from durable materials that are weatherproof and will not corrode and they also need to be tough as they must stand up to a lot of force, repeatedly.
- Compatibility – The motorcycle tire changer should work with the types of tires your shop encounters most. Some machines are generic, but others are very specific.
Some of the best motorcycle tire changers on the market today are made by Atlas, Nationwide, Hofmann, Talyn, and iDeal to name a few. These manufacturers have consistently created motorcycle tire changers that have the above features, plus many more that make them the industry's finest.
How much does it cost to change motorcycle tires?
The type of motorcycle and the type of tires that are being used, as well as the location, will often influence the price of how much it will cost to get a motorcycle's tires replaced. The typical price range starts at $69 to $159. Some shops will include installation in the cost of the tire, while others will not. Additional charges can include per tire balancing, weighing, and mounting as well as a per-tire recycling fees, and all vary by region.
How do you change a motorcycle tire?
To change a motorcycle tire, you will need:
- A motorcycle lift or jack stands to lift the bike off the ground.
- A drift to coax out the axle and loosen it as well as loosening pinch bolts at the bottom of most forked legs.
- Remove both brake calipers to remove the wheel.
- Deflate the tire by removing the valve core with a valve core tool.
- Remove all air and break the tire's bead, or seal, to remove it from the rim. Using a bead breaker will be the quickest way, however, you can use a hammer and go around the tire on both sides as well to break the bead.
- Pull the tire off the wheel. You may need a clamp to hold the wheel. Remember to keep the brake rotor side up to avoid putting too much pressure on it. Tire lube, as well as dedicated tire spoons, will help pull the tire off much easier.
- Inspect your wheel and replace your valve stem.
- Find the directional arrows on the sidewall and check to make sure the new tire is relative to the wheel.
- Use tire lube generously on the new tire bead. Install the new tire with your tire spoons to make sure the bead of the new tire goes over the rim lip.
- Once the tire is on and mounted properly, seat the beads. Remove the valve core from the new stem so you can inflate it faster.
- Use a large air compressor to blow the bead onto the wheel.
- With the bead set, replace the valve core and adjust the inflation to the correct pressure.
- Reinstall your wheel.