Owning several motorcycles new tyres and fitting costs can soon become a nightmare. Costing nearly ten pounds a time in fitting costs the fact that this item is readily available for under £40 and allows me to remove the old tyres easily before having the new ones fitted and halving the fitting costs.
This tool is simply used for breaking the bead or air tight seal around the edge of the tyre allowing tyre levers to be used to fully remove the tyre. The device is simply a mechanism of levers with a rubber coated foot on the bottom to hold the wheel in place without damaging it and an unprotected foot fitted to the handle to break the bead.
When this item was delivered to me I was a bit skeptical as it came in a plain cardboard box with just an item number and looked to small to contain the item I had bought. On opening the box I realised it was supplied in two parts with the T shaped end piece needing to be bolted on.
This product does exactly what it says and although a bit flimsy looking is perfectly strong enough to perform well time after time with no problems, with the glossy red paint work being thick and hard so dosen't chip off which also wans good corrosion resistance. The only problem is the maximum tyre size is 190mm which covers most motorcycles but could do with coping with up to 210mm just to aid ease of use on the larger sized tyres.
Overall though a very good product and impressed again by Sealeys.