Motorcycle tire changing mount and demount bar.
Change your own motorcycle tires painlessly.
AKA No-Scuff or DAVE BAR
I do not recommend my tire tool for use on car tires!
If you are sick and tired of using tire irons then please read on!
History behind the No-scufftiretool
I started out using tire irons for changing my motorcycle tires for one, because I like doing things myself and two, because I hate paying someone to do something I know I can do my self for free. However, it didn't take me long to figure out that TIRE IRONS, fingers and other miscellaneous body parts were not compatible when used together. Not to mention scratched and or damaged rims from slips ups, oops and oh &%#@'s. After a very frustrating day changing a rear tire on a Valkyrie I started searching the web for mount/demount tire tools and found a few of them that got my attention. I was all set to purchase one of the prefab bars and then my inner cheapskate got the best of me. I knew I could fab something as good or better and I figured I could make a few extra bars for some local riders that showed interest which would cover the cost of materials and I'd end up getting a free one. Free is good you know. After making the first batch and having a bunch of happy customers, I kept getting requests from other riders wanting me to build a tire tool for them. After four batches of seven I decided I'd start fabricating the bars on a regular basis, hence this web site.
Handy and (cheap!) aid for easier tire removal
Here is a link to a picture of a tire removal aid that I highly recommend to anyone wanting to change a motorcycle tire with my tire tool or for that matter any of the other manual tire removal tools on the market. It will save you a few minutes of frustration especially with stiff wall tires. Using this tool will also help prevent damaging your demount tip! If you don't have the tire bead up high enough when you flip the No-scuff over 90 degrees it's either going to damage or weaken the demount tip.
Fabrication of the No-scufftiretool
Before I built my first batch I examined the various bars available and made one that I thought incorporated the best attributes of each of them. I didn't like the solid square bar on a couple of the prefab bars, but I liked the mount end. My legacy delrin tips that I made were initially reinforced with a 1/4" case hardened core which soon changed to a 5/16" case hardened core. I use standard 3/4" schedule 40 water pipe with an ID of ~.830 and is readily available at most places that carry cold/hot rolled steel.
I do all of the fabrication my
self with the exception of the No-Mar demount tips and they
are made from UHMW, which is a self lubricating plastic. For
the mount end I use nylon 6/6 which is also self lubricating
and quite a bit tougher than UHMW. The L shaped piece of nylon
is held in place by two flat head machine screws that are
counter sunk. Having two screws prevents the nylon from
rotating when pressure is applied during the mounting
The tire tool comes unpainted.
If I painted them it would add ~$10 to $15 to the cost of
the bar. Just paint it with what ever kind of spray paint
you have in your shop. The tire tool is going to get banged
up anyway when you use it.
and ordering information
The price for the tool is $90 shipped to anywhere in the USA and I ship priority mail with confirmation delivery. Priority mail is still cheaper than UPS or Fedex. For questions or purchase information please contact me at noscufftiretool (at) yahoo (dot) com.
you don't get
a reply within 24 hours check your spam folder
because I do my best to reply before a 24 period!
Right now I'm only taking Paypal and postal money orders, I will take a personal check (although I prefer not to) as long as the customer is willing to wait for the check to clear before I ship the tire tool.For international customers I also will sell my tire tool in kit form (no bar just both ends) for $98 including shipping. The cost for shipping the small flat rate priority mail boxes for the kits is now $34.95 and to ship a finished tire tool it's $64.70. Shipping prices went up $10 in 2016! Please note that the customer can also be hit with a customs fee of ~$25 It is the customers responsibility to cover the customs fees and any other misc fees your post office might charge. For questions or purchase information please contact me at noscufftiretool (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Prefab bar mount end replacement
I do sell my mount end separately for people that aren't particularly happy with the mount end on their prefab bar. The standard 3/4" schedule 40 pipe I use has the same inner diameter ~ ".830" as one of the other prefab bars. The cost of the replacement mount end is $41 shipped to anywhere in the USA.. For questions or purchase information please contact me at noscufftiretool (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Warranty & repair & return policy
Under proper normal use the demount tips will last 100 tire changes. If you happen to break the demount tip you can now call No-Mar directly and purchase a pack of 3 demount tips for $24 not including shipping. The 6/6 nylon mount end can be replaced for $10. If you bend or break the bar then you are on your own and probably don't need to be changing your own tires.
Returns are accepted under the following conditions. If the tire tool hasn't been used a full refund minus my shipping charges will be issued, but the customer pays the return shipping fees. If the tire tool has been used then the refund the customer receives will be minus the shipping charges and my cost of both replacement ends which is $13. The customer also pays the return shipping fees.
About the Videos on youtube!
On the original No-scufftiretool video we didn't use any lubricant when de-mounting the tire which I don't recommend BTW! It was a new tire though. The owner whose tire we changed didn't have any lubricant available and had not been using it for demounting after his rims got all scratched up. The other videos I shot with the help of my wife. I needed a rear tire changed and figured it would be a good time to make the videos. Don't expect perfection because I said a couple of things that even left me scratching my head, camera shy I guess and there goes my movie star career. My wife was shooting the videos and did a great job but I think her good looks must have distracted me. Anyway I fixed most of the mistakes by inserting text into the videos.
Rims the tool will NOT work on
I don't have a complete list of tire & rim combinations that my tire tool will not work on, but so far various Excel rims can be a problem and at least one BMW rim type has known issues. I cannot guarantee my tire tool will work on every tire & rim combination and I have no way of testing them. The best advice I can give is check your rims for a center relief area, if the rim is flat all the way across on the inside then you are probably going to have problems. Also check other motorcycle forums for your specific bike rims and the success rate changing them manually. If you are having a difficult time changing a tire using tire irons because of the lack of center relief area inside the rim then more than likely you'll have the same trouble using a similar mount demount tire tool like mine. It's all about the center relief area!
Any tires that have the standard stamped metal rims will present a real problem for my tire tool as well as my competitors because the ends will be damaged on the first tire change. Many car tires, four wheeler tires, trailer tires etc... have sharp edges that will shred both ends of the tire tool.
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