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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-04-2017, 10:18 PM
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You can mount the no mar on wood plat forum big enough that you are standing on it while changing tire. This is what I did and it works well.
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Thank you for the extra info! I'll probably wait a few months and pick one up, I have to find a place for it to live since these things tend to need to be bolted down to a concrete slab to work effectively.
Yes, and drilling holes in concrete isn't a whole lot of fun.

They sell a "trailer hitch mount" for portable operation if you have a 2" receiver on your truck or car. I don't know how well it would work, a parked vehicle has a lot of motion in suspension and tire sidewalls.

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Thank you for the extra info! I'll probably wait a few months and pick one up, I have to find a place for it to live since these things tend to need to be bolted down to a concrete slab to work effectively.
I live near where the NoMar equipment is made and I know the owners. They were able to cut me a steel plate about a quarter or third of an inch thick, about 4' x 6', and drilled the mounting holes for me. It has the diamond plate non skid surface and I hit it with silver rustoleum. I'll bet a steel supply vendor could make the same for you. I'd say it weighs about 70 pounds. I like it because it's 'semi-permanent' because it can be moved if I want, but it stays where I put it. I think the NoMar guys were using this setup for trade shows and such.

Best of luck with it. The biggest key to success is using plenty of lube. I just mix lots of it in the sprayer and use it liberally.

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I too have found that car tires were MUCH easier than small trailer tires and little dirtbike tires are the worst!
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They sell a "trailer hitch mount" for portable operation if you have a 2" receiver on your truck or car. I don't know how well it would work, a parked vehicle has a lot of motion in suspension and tire sidewalls.
Funny you should mention that, I've successfully used a cheapo Harbor Freight manual tire changer on a set of car tires by chocking it up in my truck hitch mounted vise. It says a lot about the force you're putting on something when a whole 6,000lb truck bounces back and forth on the springs during the procedure!
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I live near where the NoMar equipment is made and I know the owners. They were able to cut me a steel plate about a quarter or third of an inch thick, about 4' x 6', and drilled the mounting holes for me. It has the diamond plate non skid surface and I hit it with silver rustoleum. I'll bet a steel supply vendor could make the same for you. I'd say it weighs about 70 pounds. I like it because it's 'semi-permanent' because it can be moved if I want, but it stays where I put it. I think the NoMar guys were using this setup for trade shows and such.

Best of luck with it. The biggest key to success is using plenty of lube. I just mix lots of it in the sprayer and use it liberally.

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I too have found that car tires were MUCH easier than small trailer tires and little dirtbike tires are the worst!
I did something similar with a 4' X 4' piece of 3/4 inch plywood. Bolted the changer at the center of one edge and I stand on the board while working. Can be moved if needed, but I have a dedicated tire changing area. 200+ tires and counting with only one bent tip on the take-off bar.

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I called a small local shop to mount and balance the tires I bought online for my 97 Virago 1100. The owner gave me a ration of **** about "take 'em where you bought 'em", "there's no telling how long they been sittin in the warehouse", "It's not worth the liability" and "I got $30,000 worth of tires in stock you coulda bought from". Guess he didn't need my business, and now he won't be getting ANY of it.


Called another small local shop. $30 for the front and $35 for the rear. Deal! They WILL be getting more of my business.
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