What size wheels will the No Pinch tire tool work with?
The tool can be used with wheels ranging from 16" to 21" diameter.
Will the 20mm axle rod that comes standard with the tool work on all those wheel sizes?
20mm is the most common axle size for European and Japanese dirt bikes. There are some dirt bikes with 17mm and 25mm axles. Please ensure that you know your correct axle size prior to using the tool.
How do I know what the axle size is on my motorcycle?
Since there are many different models from every motorcycle manufacturer, we recommend that you measure your axle or inquire at your dealer. 20mm is a common size with the European dirt bikes, as well as many of the Japanese bikes. Some of the newer Japanese dirt bikes come with 25mm axles. Most of the European off road bikes have 20mm axles. Some dual sport bikes have a 20mm rear axle and a 17mm front axle.
Can I use the stock 20mm axle shaft with a larger axle size?
It will work in an emergency, but we do not recommend it.
Can I remove a tire with the No Pinch tire tool? and Can the inner tube be pinched while installing the tire with the tire tool?
It is not possible to pinch an inner tube using the No Pinch tire tool. The tool pushes the tire bead over the rim. It is never in contact with the inner tube.
Will the tool scratch my wheels when installing a tire?
When used correctly the tool only touches the tire and not the rim.
Should I use a tire lubricant when installing a tire with the No Pinch tire tool?
Using a lubricant is not necessary, but in some cases when installing a tire with extremely stiff side walls, we recommend using Windex or soapy water on the part of the tire bead already under the rim. This will help when you are pushing the tire down into the center channel. Spraying soapy water or Windex around both sides of the rim and tire bead is highly recommended before inflating the tire. This will ensure that the tire seats correctly in the rim.
Are there any special tips for using the tool?
Please see our "How To Use The Tool" page for a video and lots of helpful suggestions.
Can I use the tire tool to change a tubeless tire?
Many tubeless tires and especially the soft rubber trials tires have a thick soft rubber layer on the inside of the bead that can be easily damaged. We do not recommend using the No Pinch tire tool to install these tires.
Can I use the tire tool to change a tire that uses the Tubliss system?
Yes. The Baja No Pinch tool will work fine mounting a tire with the Tubliss system. When you mount a tire using our tool, it only touches the tire bead while pushing the tire bead over the rim. It cannot contact the Tubliss inner ring. This eliminates damaging the Tubliss system when mounting a tire.
Can I use the No Pinch tool with trials tires?
We do not recommend that you use the No Pinch tool with trials tires – see above question
How long will my Baja No Pinch tire tool last?
The tool was made to endure tough usage. Even motocross riders who change tires frequently should get a lifetime of service from the tool. It is important to adjust the tool clearance so that the gears fully mesh. With proper adjustment the steel gears should last a lifetime.
What is the weight of the Baja No Pinch tire tool?
The tool weighs approximately 1.8 pounds. Aluminum was used as much as possible in the construction to keep the weight down.
Is the tool easy to carry when traveling?
The tool can be taken down into three pieces with the longest piece approximately 12". The three pieces will roll into a very tight package.
Does the temperature make a difference when changing a tire?
Yes. The colder the tire, the stiffer the rubber becomes and the harder the tire is to install. Always try to change your tire when it is warm.
How much do you charge for shipping?
Priority shipping to anywhere in the USA is only $10.95. And all accessory parts and any additional tools included on the same order ship for free!.
For International Shipping rates, please read here.
Do I need to lubricate the No Pinch Tire tool?
Lubrication of the No Pinch tool is not necessary, but as with any gear rack and spur gear device, lubrication will reduce friction and improve the performance. On our own No Pinch tire tool we use a few drops of Tri-Flow or any suitable lubricant. Apply sparingly to the gear faces and on the inside of the bracket.
Trials tires FAQ
Because of the soft rubber bead on some brands of 4.00 x 18 rear tubeless trials tires we do not recommend using the No Pinch tire tool on these tires. Front trials tires are not a problem and we recommend the Baja No Pinch to mount these tires. The Pirelli MT43 is a DOT approved tire with a trials type tread design. If you are using this tire with an inner tube we recommend using the No Pinch to mount this tire.
How do I become a Baja No Pinch Dealer?
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Where is the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool made?
The Baja No Pinch Tire Tool was designed in California, USA. The aluminum CNC machined parts on the tool are all manufactured in the USA. The Baja No Pinch Tool kits are all assembled in Southern California for shipping.
For how long have Baja No Pinch been in business?
Baja No Pinch was founded in 2014.
Can the Baja No Pinch Tool be used on tires with Tubliss systems or Nitromousse inserts?
Yes, our tool is designed to work without damaging Tubliss systems or Nitromousse inserts. The tool pushes the tire bead over the rim without touching the inner parts of the tire, making it safe for use with these systems.
What do I do if the push rod or other parts of my Baja No Pinch Tool bend during use?
If any part of your tool bends during use, please stop using it immediately to avoid further damage. Contact us with details of the issue and pictures if possible. We will assess the situation and provide guidance on a replacement or repair under warranty.
Do you have a solution for the tool lifting or moving while changing a tire?
If the tool lifts or moves during tire changing, please apply steady pressure and possibly use your other hand to stabilize the tool. Ensuring that the axle height is correctly adjusted, and the tool is properly aligned with the tire and rim can also help.
What if the Baja No Pinch Tool doesn't fit my bike's axle size?
Our tool comes with a standard 20 mm axle shaft, and we offer additional axle shafts in sizes 10 mm, 12 mm, 15 mm, 17 mm, and 25 mm. If your bike's axle size falls outside these options, please contact us for advice. It's important to use the correct size to ensure the tool functions properly and to avoid damage.
How can I prevent the tool from scratching my rims?
To prevent rim scratches, make sure the Red Bracket is flush against the axle hub and use sufficient lubrication on the tire bead to minimize friction. Positioning the tool and tire correctly and avoiding excessive force can also help protect your rims.
Is the Baja No Pinch Tool suitable for changing street or adventure bike tires?
While the tool is primarily designed for dirt bikes with spoked wheels, some customers have successfully used it on adventure and street bike tires. Due to the varying tire stiffness and bead strength, we can't guarantee it will work for all street or adventure bike tires.
What should I do if I receive a defective or damaged part in my order?
If any part of your order arrives defective or damaged, please contact us immediately with details and photos of the issue. We will arrange for a replacement part to be sent to you as part of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
How do I return a product if it doesn't meet my needs?
If you need to return a product, please contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) and instructions on how to send the product back. The item must be in its original condition and packaging for a return to be processed.
Can the Baja No Pinch Tool be used without a tire stand?
Yes, the tool can be used effectively without a tire stand, directly on the ground or any stable surface. While a stand might provide convenience and ease of use for some users, it's not a requirement.
How do I adjust the tool if it's not working smoothly?
If the tool isn't operating smoothly, check the alignment of the tool with the tire and rim, adjust the axle height if necessary, and ensure that all components are clean and free from debris. Proper lubrication of the tire bead can also improve tool performance