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Complete GL1800 Maintenance video now available at
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Mark Parnes Balancer http://www.marcparnes.com/
Mark Parnes Balancer http://www.marcparnes.com/
Marc Parnes Balancer
Marc Parnes Balancer
Marc Parnes Balancer
Marc Parnes Balancer
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
I used these female drop in threaded anchors to secure the stand
I used these female drop in threaded anchors to secure the stand
The bolt drives a plug in the bottom that expands the anchor
The bolt drives a plug in the bottom that expands the anchor
I capped each anchor when not in use with a short bolt to keep out dirt
I capped each anchor when not in use with a short bolt to keep out dirt
I installed the anchors on three corners for the stand, in an out of the way location on my patio
I installed the anchors on three corners for the stand, in an out of the way location on my patio
Heating the new tire in the sun makes it easier to mount
Heating the new tire in the sun makes it easier to mount
Harbor freight tire changer stand (model 34542) and motorcyle adapter (model 42927), motion pro tire iron, and rim savers
Harbor freight tire changer stand (model 34542) and motorcyle adapter (model 42927), motion pro tire iron, and rim savers
The bead breaker works real nice.
The bead breaker works real nice.
Here you can see the clamps used by the tire changing stand. They came installed backwards, I had to turn them around.
Here you can see the clamps used by the tire changing stand. They came installed backwards, I had to turn them around.
I covered the clamps with rags to protect the rim
I covered the clamps with rags to protect the rim
Rim installed on clamps
Rim installed on clamps
Wheel in stand, ready to begin
Wheel in stand, ready to begin
Tire iron and rim saver in action.
Tire iron and rim saver in action.
Here I have the first side of the old tire almost off
Here I have the first side of the old tire almost off
Use the flat end of the tool to remove the old tire from the rim.  Go clockwise.  Notice upper arm of stand has been removed
Use the flat end of the tool to remove the old tire from the rim. Go clockwise. Notice upper arm of stand has been removed
This shows the second side of the old tire coming off.  Notice I am using the long tire tool.
This shows the second side of the old tire coming off. Notice I am using the long tire tool.
Using the flat end of the tool to remove the old tire. It is easier to work on the tire with the upper arm removed from stand
Using the flat end of the tool to remove the old tire. It is easier to work on the tire with the upper arm removed from stand
Old tire coming off
Old tire coming off
Half way done!
Half way done!
I clean the bead area with mineral spirits to get the tire residue off and to insure a good seal.  Your dealer doesn't do this.
I clean the bead area with mineral spirits to get the tire residue off and to insure a good seal. Your dealer doesn't do this.
I use regular ole silicone spray to lube the tire for installation
I use regular ole silicone spray to lube the tire for installation
Rim savers in place and the first side of the tire being started with standard tire irons
Rim savers in place and the first side of the tire being started with standard tire irons
Tire being started on rim
Tire being started on rim
Here the first side goes on, with minimal problems.
Here the first side goes on, with minimal problems.
I used the Harbor Freight tire tool to install the first side.  I gave up on the rim savers.
I used the Harbor Freight tire tool to install the first side. I gave up on the rim savers.
Only one side left to go.
Only one side left to go.
I cut a rim saver and melted slots in it & zip tied it to the mounting tool. This prevents the rim from getting sctatched.
I cut a rim saver and melted slots in it & zip tied it to the mounting tool. This prevents the rim from getting sctatched.
I formed a piece of high density plastic around the removal end of the tool
I formed a piece of high density plastic around the removal end of the tool
I formed a piece of high density plastic around the removal end of the too
I formed a piece of high density plastic around the removal end of the too
Here I re-lube the bead area before attempting the final side.
Here I re-lube the bead area before attempting the final side.
Now I position the long tool in place with the bead breaker over the lip of the rim
Now I position the long tool in place with the bead breaker over the lip of the rim
Next I get the edge of the tire started and use a tire iron to hold on position
Next I get the edge of the tire started and use a tire iron to hold on position
Now that my rim saver that is attached to the tool slides on the rim, and protects it
Now that my rim saver that is attached to the tool slides on the rim, and protects it
This is a trick I learned to keep the mounted portion of the bead in the valley of the rim
This is a trick I learned to keep the mounted portion of the bead in the valley of the rim
Keep working around slowly, and add more silicone spray if you need to
Keep working around slowly, and add more silicone spray if you need to
Continue using the tool in a clockwise direction to work the bead on. Use blocks to hold the bead in the valley of the rim
Continue using the tool in a clockwise direction to work the bead on. Use blocks to hold the bead in the valley of the rim
Lift the tool occasionally to force the bead over onto the rim
Lift the tool occasionally to force the bead over onto the rim
Once I figured out the tricks, it went on just fine.
Once I figured out the tricks, it went on just fine.
This is my home made balancer.  It uses roller blade bearings.
This is my home made balancer. It uses roller blade bearings.
I made an axle out of a piece of pipe to hold the rear tire on the balancer
I made an axle out of a piece of pipe to hold the rear tire on the balancer
The heavy spot rotates to the bottom.  Add weight till it balances. Easy as pie.
The heavy spot rotates to the bottom. Add weight till it balances. Easy as pie.
Checking the clearance on the brake caliper holder.
Checking the clearance on the brake caliper holder.
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
MoJo Lever
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Wheel 002a.JPG
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Wheel 004a.JPG
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WheelDimensions.bmp
Tire iron used to pry bead over rim to prevent bending MoJo bar end
Tire iron used to pry bead over rim to prevent bending MoJo bar end
Mojo taking off first bead
Mojo taking off first bead
Mojo mounting first bead
Mojo mounting first bead
MoJo bar mounting Dunlop
MoJo bar mounting Dunlop
MoJo bar in action mounting Dunlop on GoldWing wheel
MoJo bar in action mounting Dunlop on GoldWing wheel
New stronger bolt removing second bead on GL1800
New stronger bolt removing second bead on GL1800
New stronger bolt removing second bead on GL1800
New stronger bolt removing second bead on GL1800
Those tire irons hurt when they fly off
Those tire irons hurt when they fly off
MoJo Blocks rim protectors
MoJo Blocks rim protectors
Drilling the hole to install MoJo block
Drilling the hole to install MoJo block
I had to use needle nose pliers to reach in and hold the nut while I tightened the allen bolt
I had to use needle nose pliers to reach in and hold the nut while I tightened the allen bolt
MoJo Blocks installed
MoJo Blocks installed
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TireBalance 003a.JPG
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TireBalance 005a.JPG
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DunlopE3_MT 001a.JPG
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DunlopE3_MT 003a.JPG
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DunlopE3_MT 005a.JPG