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RckymtnhondaX

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Tire changing can be a daunting task for someone without experience and it can be a very frustrating endeavor learning how to do it successfully.  As anyone who has fought a tire back onto the rim, only to have their victory turn to defeat as they realize they have pinched the tube knows, this can be the turning point at which one gives up on tire changes. Enter the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool. This innovative tire changing tool has changed the game when it comes to installing a new tire or changing a flat. Instead of prying the bead over the rim with a tire lever and trying to exert large amounts of force while gingerly avoiding the fragile tube inside, this tool simply pushes the bead of the tire over the rim using a rack and pinion mechanism. The motorcycle world may never know why we did it any other way.

This tool is well built and very well thought out. The tool is clearly constructed for a lifetime of service and all parts are either anodized or black oxide treated for longevity. It's also CNC machined in the good ole US of A. That's a plus in my book. Some minor assembly is required, but the tool can be assembled in a couple of minutes with the provided allen wrenches. The rack and pinion portion of the device is adjustable so that you can perfectly adjust these parts should you have any wear. I used the 20mm axle shaft and the 25mm sleeve and both fit perfectly in my hubs. 15mm and 17mm shafts are also available to fit a wide range of wheels. Overall I give this tool an A+ for fit, finish and construction.

 

Using the tool is very simple; insert the axle shaft into the hub and operate the lever to push the bead over the edge of the rim. Not only does this method avoid any chance of pinching the tube, it also spares the rim of any scratching cause by sneaking a tire lever under the bead. I have changed many tires on my bikes and it was almost comical how well this tool worked. No more prying and holding one tire iron with my knee or elbow while pushing on the other two and hoping for the best. The tool operation was very smooth and the leverage it creates makes it nearly effortless to get a tight bead over the rim in the final stages of mounting a tire. As with any tool, proper technique is required, but after a few minutes of using the tool, I was able to master its use. I tried to do a side by side comparison, first mounting a tire with the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool, then with common tire levers, but I failed. I started with the Baja tool and mounted the tire in just a few minutes. It then took only a few minutes for me to stop trying to put the second tire on with tire irons, grab the Baja tool and complete the job. For me, there is just no reason to use tire levers to install a tire anymore. I did find that using a tire changing stand makes the tool much easier to use as you need to bottom out the rack and pinion bracket on the hub to get the proper angle of operation. But, it's also my opinion that a stand is a necessity when changing tires (I also had success using a traditional moto stand).

 

There are few downfalls of this tool. The big one is price; however when you compare the price of the tool to the money saved on paying someone else to change your tires, you quickly pay for the tool. You can also factor in the tubes that you will no longer pinch. At around $25.00 a tube, if you save yourself from pinching three tubes, you have paid for the tool right there. The only other cons would be that the tool is a little bit bulky if you are thinking about putting it in on the trail tool kit. It does collapse down to a smaller size and only weighs in at 1.8 pounds. This is just fine to carry in the truck or trailer, but I personally would not be bringing it along on the trail as you still have to carry tire irons to remove the bead from the rim.

Overall the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool will help those who struggle with pinching tubes during tire installation and make it much easier on anyone who uses it. I recommend this product for anyone from seasoned racer to beginner motorcycle enthusiast, it’s just that good. The price of the tool is clearly justified when you open the box and see the quality of this product. I will be using this tool for the rest of my riding days and I think the tool will have no problem performing for years to come.

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MentalGuru

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Knowing how to fix a flat on the trail is a must for many riders. For other riders, it’s done in the pits. Being able replace tires yourself is useful skill to have. Some riders have never done it, maybe because they believe that its too difficult. I have been doing my own tire work for 32 years. The hardest part for me is reinstalling the last section of tire without pinching the tube. Not any longer though. For me, the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool has changed (no pun intemded) the game.

I’m a fan of tools that help you work smarter, not harder. The Baja No Pinch Tire Tool is one that falls into that category for numerous reasons. It virtually eliminates pinched tubes, is easy to use and it makes the job almost effort free in comparison to traditional spooning methods. The Baja No Pinch Tire Tool is well built, with quality materials in the USA. :usa: The 6061 anodized aluminum bracket and axle keeps the tool light weight, while the black oxide treated steel handle and bead push rod to insure strength. It's solid and flex free operation eliminated any of my durability concerns and I expect it to last a good, long time, if not a lifetime when used for its intended purpose.

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This tool is used during the installation of a motorcycle tire, installing the bead past the rim surface. It works for both beads. The tire removal process remains the same. Instead of prying between the rim surface and the tire with a tire spoon, it presses the bead past the rim surface. The tool is installed into the hub axle hole with the proper adapter for the axle size. It has a rack and pinion gear for extra leverage that is operated by a handle to press the bead outward for a great reduction in effort required.

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I remounted two flat rear tires and to replaced one set of tires. I was very impressed by the speed and ease of use that the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool provides. I showed a couple of friends how it worked and they used it to put new tires on for the spring season. One was a first time tire changer who didn’t have any problems using the tool. Afterwards, he wondered why he had been wasting his money, paying to have tires installed for years. Both were surprised that such a simple to use tool made the job that easy and worry free. They were also impressed with its overall quality, ease of use and its lightweight.

I also helped a friend’s 14 year old son learn how to use the tool while fixing a flat without any issues. His dad was impressed, since his son had pinched the tube with tire spoons and had fixed it twice before I stopped by. They ordered a new tube after that day's ride. His son has since installed the new tube in under 5 minutes from start to finish. They plan on adding a Baja No Pinch Tire Tool to their track tool kit before the race season starts.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Built to last
  • Greatly reduces the effort needed to reinstall a tire
  • Compact size and light weight
  • Eliminates pinching the tube during installation
  • Helps prevent rim damage

Cons

  • Extra tool to carry
  • Handle needs to be removed with the supplied hex key to fit in a tool tube
  • Not recommended for mounting trials tires or radials
  • Will only work with 16" - 21" tires
  • More expensive than just using spoons (assuming that you don't pinch the tube)

The Baja No Pinch Tire Tool  handled a used 17” 6-ply tire with ease. Glass cleaner was used as a lubricant as needed. It mounted 17”,18” 19” and 21” tires without any issues, pinched tubes and in record time. The 17 mm, 20mm and 25 mm adapters were all used and worked well. Switching to the 17mm adapter and tool adjustment was simple. Breaking it down for storage was easy using the supplied hex keys. Overall, I’m quite impressed with the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool. It does its job very well and quickly without wasting time or undue effort. It’s a very welcomed addition to my tool box. I wouldn’t want to fix a flat in the desert again without one or anywhere else if possible for that matter.

For more information see or purchasing see http://www.bajanopinch.com/

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DEMI

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

at least this copy is from the U.S. instead of China... I have the original Estonian version and love that tool. This one looks as nice and surely hope there was some sort of compensation to the original designer. Simply put, this tool works.(either version)

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pieplatesnductape

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I recently used this tool for the first time on a new dunlop, and took a nice chunk of rubber out of the bead. Chalk that up to first time user error, but it cost me the price of the tool and the newly ruined tire. I still plan to see if I can make friends with this tool, as it seems very capable, but for now Im going back to trusty spoons.

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heavenstrails

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Looks great but waaaay too expensive. You still have to buy the adapters to fit both axles of your bike. This now comes to about $135 + shipping.

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