What Equipment Do I Need For Motorcycle Tyre Changing?

‘What equipment do I need for motorcycle tyre changing?’ is one of the most common questions we are asked, and usually it’s the most simple to answer, and can be a little surprising!

The main confusion generally comes from not knowing whether you need specific equipment for motorbikes. You may already know that you can use a standard tyre changer and wheel balancer, but the necessary tools and consumables to accompany these essential machines and get them motorcycle-ready might not be on your radar.

In many instances a workshop’s equipment is already compatible and ready for motorcycle tyre fitting, so buying a separate machine is not always necessary. You can simply purchase a generic class 4 tyre changer.

If you don’t already supply this service, you could be missing out on business and revenue. Especially as you now know you don’t need a specific motorcycle machine.


Which class 4 machines are compatible with motorcycle tyres?

Still unsure what machine is best for motorcycles? You can take a look at our motorcycle tyre fitting equipment online for the specific machines that are compatible with your customers’ motorcycle tyres.


Compatible Motorcycle Tyre Changers and Wheel Balancers:

  • Redback 800 24″ Manual Data Input Motorised Wheel Balancer
  • Redback 202 24″ Semi Automatic Tyre Changer [Optional Assist Arm]
  • Atlas TC220 Tyre Changer 24” with Swing Arm [Optional 3 Way Help Arm]


What about other equipment?

Motorcycle adapters for wheel balancers and tyre changers: Motorcycle wheels are considerably thinner than a conventional car wheel, and the adapter enables the mounting head to reach the correct position on a traditional machine without any fuss.

Self-adhesive motorcycle weight strips: These make the balancing process for motorcycle wheels easier and faster.

Snap-in Valves: These snap-in tyre valves enable easy inflation and deflation of the tyre and provide an air seal. The valve cap also prevents the build-up of dust and moisture, lengthening the life of the valve. The short length is ideal for motorcycles and scooters and they are fully TUV certified for peace of mind.

Do you need any advice on motorcycle tyre-fitting workshop equipment? Get in touch with our tyre machine experts, on 01527 883580 to discuss in more detail or shop our impressive range of garage products online. We offer finance and pay later options to make payments more manageable.

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