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Harbor freight tire changer....does this thing work?

Going to need tires for my ATV. Honda dealer quoted me $25 each to mount tire...no balancing.

Today I got a Harbor Freight flyer and they have their tire changer on sale for $30. Also have a motorcycle attachment for $30, not sure if I would need.

Question is does this thing really work? And by work I mean can some with reasonable intelligence and mechanical skills change 4 tires in under say 3 hours with minimal risk of injury or damage to new tires. thinking I will have other tires needing attention someday so if this thing works would be worth it and could save me a few bucks.

Would like feedback from someone who has had success or failure with this unit. Thank you in advace and boy I hope spring is almost here.....serious case of cabin fever!
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Going to need tires for my ATV. Honda dealer quoted me $25 each to mount tire...no balancing.

Today I got a Harbor Freight flyer and they have their tire changer on sale for $30. Also have a motorcycle attachment for $30, not sure if I would need.

Question is does this thing really work? And by work I mean can some with reasonable intelligence and mechanical skills change 4 tires in under say 3 hours with minimal risk of injury or damage to new tires. thinking I will have other tires needing attention someday so if this thing works would be worth it and could save me a few bucks.

Would like feedback from someone who has had success or failure with this unit. Thank you in advace and boy I hope spring is almost here.....serious case of cabin fever!
It was only $30?!?!??? I might have to pick me up one of them if it works out for you. A local guy charges either $35 or $40 for all 4 on mine.

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I am not kidding, the local honda dealer quoted $25 each tire without a pause, like this is the going rate. I'm good with supporting local business, but seamed high. Your $10 per tire seams more reasonable.
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Charge $15.- per corner here. ....
Never heard of them being balanced before ....... does anyone do this ?

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I have one of the harbor freight Bead breakers. It works just fine. It is a little weak so pay attention to not bend it. A buddy borrowed mine a few years back and tried to force a tough tire that didn't want to break down and he bent mine. I work with metal all the time so it was no big deal for me to straighten and strengthen mine. this apparatus just breaks down the beads and then you have to remove the tire and reinstall the new one with a couple of flat metal bars. It is not hard to do if you know how. there is probably a video on youtube that explains how.
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Harbor freight Badland 2500 lb winch..any good

Harbor freight has a Badland 2500 lb winch with wireless remote for $50. Anyone have one of these? Do these things last? Realize if your quad lives under water nothing is going to hold up well. This ok for light trial riding?
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Anyone have Chicago Electric 170 amp mig/flux wire welder?

See Harbor freight has theses on sale for $160. Looks like a great price if they actually work. Anyone have one? Thoughts..good/bad.

Yes, I have posted about three things in today's Harbor Freight flyer. May next week my wife be kind and throw it ways before I get a chance to see it!
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Harbor freight has a Badland 2500 lb winch with wireless remote for $50. Anyone have one of these? Do these things last? Realize if your quad lives under water nothing is going to hold up well. This ok for light trial riding?
I would not reccomend it. My friend put it on his and it hasn't lasted for crap. You get what you pay for. I reccomend superwinch. I put the lt3000 on my rincon for plowing and it hasn't let me down. When I plow it's usually all day so its a lot of in and out. I paid $123 on Amazon.

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I just mounted one on my wifes quad, Guy's over on the polaris forum have been having good luck with them recently.. The power wires were a little on the small side about 10ga but it seems to work good..

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this is the one I have
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