|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 12:45 am: ||
Does anyone know if the Coats 220 tire changer has any compatibility issues with XB rims? I have a line on one at a good price.
|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 11:47 am: ||
I dont have a Coats 220 however there would be no reason that this should not be compatible with out wheels. It is a motorcycle tire changer after all. What are your reservations about buying it?
Handles a wide range of wheels - one set of rim clamps will service wheel diameters 8 inches to 17.5 inches, and a second set of clamps will service wheels from 14 inches to 23 inches.
Handles small hole or no center hole wheels - model 220 all purpose tire changer allows you to service wheels such as those found on Renault, Peugeot, and Fiat.
Less work, faster operation - specially designed outside rim clamping assures positive hold down without adapters. No need to remove brake discs or sprockets. Wheel is at convenient working height, no bending over.
No rim denting or scratching - special replaceable plastic protectors on demount/mount tool and plastic pads on the rim clamp prevent denting, scratching and damaging of wheels.
Handles stubborn beads and tubeless tires easily - an easy to use bead loosener simply handles stubborn beads and tubeless tires.
External three point clamping system - this method of wheel hold down eliminates hub and spoke stress which allows excellent manual servicing of delicate mags and wire wheels.
Built to last - all steel construction, one year warranty
eight: approximately 130 lbs.
Has bead breaker attached to unit, comes with mount/demount tool.
For added protection/insurance you could buy this and then always get the No-Mar Mount/Demount Bar from the nomartirechanger.com website. HTH
PS My favorite part about this machine is it is made in the good old US of A!!!!!
|Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 06:57 pm: ||
Bought the Coats 220, will post more once I've used it in a few months.
|Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 02:47 pm: ||
What did you end up paying for it if I may ask? Was it new or used? Thanks
|Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 03:45 pm: ||
The Coats is a great machine, but a bit pricey for my budget. So, I bought the Harbor Freight tire changer w/MC adapter, for well under $100 delivered and it works fine, with a few mods. I mounted it to my garage floor. I did buy the Coats prybar ($80), with replaceable plastic covers for the ends...no scratching the rims! There are some other companies that sell these too. I also have the Marc Parnes balancer.
I save lots of money, and so do my buds.
|Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 09:40 pm: ||
How do you balance your wheels? I have the Harbor Freight setup too. I also bought the free standing balancer. In particular, how do you balance the rear wheels - front works as the free standing balancer top accepts the non rotor side OK.
|Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 09:11 am: ||
The problem with the coats is it wont fit the rear wheel with the pulley on. My pulley touches the clamps. I got my cheap. Check out no-mar. I think his system will work better and cheaper. I got his bar and extra hands things. good products. MUCH CHEAPER!!!!!
Wish i got it instead.