Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Rio Rancho, NM, USA
NoMar tire mount update.....
I changed two tires right away when I got my NoMar.....it went ok, much better than by hand. I was pleased. I changed out four more in the last few days and it is getting better with each experience. A buddy is coming over today so will have another chance to work on my technique.
At first I would get "stuck" right before finishing mounting the tire. Then I would try to force it which would not work. Now if I get stuck, I back the tool up and apply more lube and try again. Also, it seems sometimes the trailing end of the double headed mounting tool would pop off the bead of the tire. Demounting a tire is never a problem. Maintaining a smooth movement and keeping your momentum seems to be the key.
I also had one of the fasteners holding the plastic on the bead breaker pop off. I found the exact replacement fastener at my hardware store, but it broke as well. Steve at NoMar said others were having this problem and offered to send a replacement rivet or to send the part in so they could do it. A fine operation and kudos to Steve at NoMar.
Man, I just love the feel of a new set of tires on my GT.