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Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by wingpilot08 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:04 am



Just purchased a set of the Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU ... ingdocs-20

Used them for the first time last night to change my front tire on the Wing. Breaking the bead was quick and fast. And removing the old Bridgestone G709 from the rim was really easy. Replacing with new G709 was a bit of a struggle..but it's all back together and rode to work this morning! Great set of tools for tire removal! Next will be trying the rear G704 off my rim!


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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by ka4yqi » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:31 pm

Thanks wingpilot08 for the review. I had wonder how they worked, be meaning to order one. I am using old bumper jack without a foot stand,but it is to big for carry along.

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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by FM-USA » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:50 am

This model 'Bead Breaker' works on ANY tire.
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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by 97serider » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:50 pm

I needed to do a front tire on my 1500 so I decided to try this tool. I was not successful in breaking the bead as I was not sure how much force to use and didn't want to damage the rim. I don't like to force things so I ended up having a local shop do it. I need to do the back tire soon so maybe a video would be helpful, it seems to be a well made tool.

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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by thrasherg » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:54 am

Just curious, but how does the bead breaker work, I looked at the amazon link and saw the tools but could not work out which tool is the bead breaker and how it works? I am forever getting punctures on my dirt bike and usually use a side stand (or boot heel) as a bead breaker but would like to carry a tool that was really intended to break the bead.. Curious how these tools work and if they work?

Gary
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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:00 am

97serider wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:50 pm
I needed to do a front tire on my 1500 so I decided to try this tool. I was not successful in breaking the bead as I was not sure how much force to use and didn't want to damage the rim. I don't like to force things so I ended up having a local shop do it. I need to do the back tire soon so maybe a video would be helpful, it seems to be a well made tool.
I could do the 1100's tires by hand, but my bead breaker was not enough for the 1500. I use a friend's professional pneumatic tire machine for my 1500 tires, and sometimes it even struggles breaking the 1500's bead.

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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by MikeB » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:09 pm

I use the the Tire Stripper tire changer system, works really well.
Unfortunately they are no longer manufactured.
Big loss to the individual motorcycle maintenance maintainer.


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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by thrasherg » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:15 pm

Thanks Mike, but I was looking for something small that I could carry with me on my dirt bike!! I have proper bead breakers at home, but nothing I can carry!! So far as mentioned the heel of my boot or the side stand have always worked on my dirt bikes but I am always looking out for something better!! :D A man can never have too many gadgets or toys..

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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by MikeB » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:28 pm

Possibly a large C-Clamp?
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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by themainviking » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:57 pm

MikeB wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:28 pm
Possibly a large C-Clamp?
Ditto on the large C-Clamp. They work. Just need to be large enough to get over the tire and to the edge of the rim. Use care, as a C-Clamp can bend a rim.
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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by FM-USA » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:34 pm

I get a little exercise
when I change my tires.



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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by 97serider » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:03 pm

I will try the c clamp method when I do the back tire. The motion pro tool should work well on a dirt bike.

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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by wingpilot08 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:50 pm

97serider wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:50 pm
I needed to do a front tire on my 1500 so I decided to try this tool. I was not successful in breaking the bead as I was not sure how much force to use and didn't want to damage the rim. I don't like to force things so I ended up having a local shop do it. I need to do the back tire soon so maybe a video would be helpful, it seems to be a well made tool.
thrasherg wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:54 am
Just curious, but how does the bead breaker work, I looked at the amazon link and saw the tools but could not work out which tool is the bead breaker and how it works? I am forever getting punctures on my dirt bike and usually use a side stand (or boot heel) as a bead breaker but would like to carry a tool that was really intended to break the bead.. Curious how these tools work and if they work?

Gary
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1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
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bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by thrasherg » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:47 pm

Many thanks, I see that it is not a single tool that is the bead-breaker, but the 2 combined together.. Thanks for posting that, given the size & weigh of the 2 levers (Mainly the size) I think I will stick to using my boot heel or the sidestand.. :lol:

Regards Gary

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Re: Motion Pro Bead Breaker & Lever

Post by wingpilot08 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:14 pm

thrasherg wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:47 pm
Many thanks, I see that it is not a single tool that is the bead-breaker, but the 2 combined together.. Thanks for posting that, given the size & weigh of the 2 levers (Mainly the size) I think I will stick to using my boot heel or the sidestand.. :lol:

Regards Gary
Not sure I understand the size and weight comment. They are not taking up a lot of space. Have fun stomping on the tire bead!

Small set
Item Weight 10.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 11 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches

Large set
Item Weight 2 pounds
Package Dimensions 16 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches


08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 32,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

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