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.

            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 process.

           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.

                                                                        No-scufftiretool demount tip (Legacy bars)



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