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Where to buy, what to look for in tire irons?

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I don't want to use screwdrivers. I found some in a catalog, but they were 30" long and seemed like over kill. Where can I get some made for motorcycles, and do I need 3, or will 2 do? Thanks.....and happy Thanksgiving
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Best tyre irons you can use for a motorcycle are the longest ones you can comfortably use with the smoothest tip. Always use irons in companionship with a rim protector. Double ended irons, are also much more adaptable, ie a spoon one end and a hooked curve on the other. This allows you deal with a lot more rim types and flange heights and combined with a longer length ensures you need not use much effort in doing so.Also, tyre irons under 3/4 inch wide, or wider than 1 1/4 inch are much easier to damage beads with so if the irons you are looking at fall into this category then be aware when removing a tyre that you may later want to refit
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