Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer vs Honda Goldwing

Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer vs Honda Goldwing

Changing tires on bikes like the Honda Goldwing can be an enormous hassle, often requiring either too much effort and time or an expensive trip to a workshop. The good news is, there is a better way.

Fred Harmon, an avid motorcyclist, YouTuber, and frequent contributor to the Gold Wing Riders forum, has recently released a video tutorial changing his Honda Goldwing tires with the Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer.

The video showcases the Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer as Fred Harmon expertly swaps the tires on his Honda Goldwing. In this blog post, we delve into the key features of the Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer and highlight Fred’s take on it along with its benefits for street riders.


Changing a Honda Goldwing Tire

If you own a Goldwing or a similar motorcycle, you know just how much pain it is to change a tire with your bare hands and a set of tire irons. In fact, most riders would rather dump their bikes at a garage and have the tires changed for them despite the rising costs and the hassle of booking appointments, not to mention the travel time that’s best spent riding.

However, the Street Bike Tire Changer is a tool to eliminate that pain – and make tire changing easier than ever before.

First things first: the assembly of the Street Bike Tire Changer. In the video below, Fred unboxes and assembles his Rabaconda using the instruction manual. As you can see, putting the Street Bike Tire Changer together is easy and fast even if you aren’t mechanically minded:

Now for the tire change itself. In the video below, Fred introduces the Street Bike Tire Changer highlighting the entire tire-changing process and the key features of the tool.


  1. Ergonomic Stand: The Street Bike Tire Changer has a solid, ergonomic stand that minimizes physical effort. The stand's design improves leverage, making it easier to remove and install tires on street bikes like the Honda Goldwing.
  2. Multi-Functional Bead Breaker: The video showcases the Rabaconda's bead breaker, an essential component of the system. Fred demonstrates how this simplifies breaking the tire's bead away from the rim and helps mount tires in no time.
  3. Time Savings: The Street Bike Tire Changer significantly reduces the time required to change tires, allowing riders to get back on the road faster. Fred emphasizes this advantage, highlighting that less time spent on maintenance means more time enjoying the riding – something we all would like more of.
  4. User-Friendly Design: The Rabaconda system is designed with user convenience in mind. The video showcases its intuitive design, which simplifies the tire-changing process for riders of all skill levels. Street riders, including those who prefer to handle their own maintenance, can easily adapt to and benefit from this user-friendly tool.
  5. Versatility and Durability: While Fred showcases the Street Bike Tire in the context of a Honda Goldwing tire change, it is versatile and compatible with various street, sports, touring, adventure, and other bike models. Its durability ensures that it can withstand the demands of regular use, providing riders and small workshops with a reliable tire-changing solution for years to come.

Want to start swapping your own tires like a pro, minus the sweat, the hassle, and the swearwords? Check out the Rabaconda Street Bike Tire Changer and try it for yourself.

1 comment

  • Heinz on

    That tool is amazing,
    how easy it is to install a Goldwing tire
    Nice job on demonstrating how the tool works

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