Tool: Deluxe Tire Lever (aka Tire Spoons / Tire Iron) & Tire Bead Holder Tool Kit for Honda CB175, CL175, SL175 / CB200, CL200 / CB350, CL350, SL350 / CB360, CL360, CJ360 / CB450, CL450, CB500T / CB500K, CB550K CB550F / CB750 motorcycles.
Why You Need This: There are many out there that think motorcycle tire changes require a big fancy machine to get the job done. Nuts to that! Truth is, tire & tube changes can be done just about anywhere (even the side of the road) with only a few simple hand tools and some know how (which is part of the CMC philosophy). We are proud to offer our own Common Motor brand tire change tool kit which includes two premium tire levers and our "Outer Rim" tire bead holder tool.
Tire levers are 16.5" (420 mm) long with a hearty 1/2" (12.5 mm) diameter forged steel shaft, and a 1.3" (30 mm) wide spoon, zinc plated and feature an easy grip rubber coated, plastic handle to tackle the toughest of tires. Our "Outer Rim" tire bead holder is made from extruded anodized aluminum with nylon lock nut to keep from scratching the rim. The tire bead holder tool is used only when installing a tire back on a rim, it holds the bead down and keeps it from popping up over the edge of the rim while prying the tire back on the rim. The "Outer Rim" is a super handy tool to keep in your road tool kit, for mobile tire changes. All tools proudly have the Common Motor logo laser etched in them, as a symbol of quality of all the parts we carry and use ourselves here in the shop. Add the optional Tire Tamer Tool
and your tire change tool kit will be complete.
Installation Tip: Use glass cleaner or soapy water to help lubricate the bead of the tire going over the edge of the rim. Inflate your tube just enough to take shape and cover with talcum powder to keep it from sticking on the inside of the tire. Sprinkle talcum powder inside the tire also to help prevent further sticking. When using the levers, take small "bites" when prying the tire bead over the edge of the rim. Small bites make it easy for the tire to stretch over the rim and is manageable and helps prevent pinch flats on the tube. Use the "Outer Rim" to hold the bead in place when reinstalling a tire on a rim. Make sure to never have the last part of the tire bead pop on right next to the valve stem as it is the most difficult part for the tire bead to be pried on to.