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Kerry Matthews

Not that you’re gonna run out and buy one, but the best tire changing tool ever is the Italian made Semel Baby kart tire changing machine like I have in my race trailer.  I bought one from a friend who was selling off a lot of his stuff, so I got it fairly cheap. ($1k)  I had a beadbreaker and a Tire Wizz, maybe even one of those straps, now that I know that’s what it was… from the time I started karting.  But I struggled trying to change tires that way.  I’ve watched people do it by hand in a few seconds, and I’m always amazed by their talents.  Unfortunately, that’s not what happens when I try to change tires, and an hour later I walk away tired and exasperated with a set of tires mounted.  Now I’m done in 10 minutes!