The Atlas® Motorcycle/ATV Flip Adapters are designed to enlarge or decrease the clamping range of the Atlas® tire changers. The Atlas® Motorcycle/ATV Flip Adapters are installed over the existing turntable clamping jaws to INCREASE the EXTERNAL clamping range of the turntable jaws for motorcycle wheels. The adapters can also be flipped around to DECREASE the EXTERNAL clamping range of the turntable for ATV wheels. The jaws are manufactured from a high density polymer that eliminates the need for optional plastic jaw protectors. These NON-MAR jaws will not damage expensive chrome wheels (if used properly). The height of the Atlas® Motorcycle/ATV Flip Adapters clamping jaws allows the wheels to be elevated above the solid wheel clamp turntable. This elevation will allow many rear wheels to be clamped effectively (for the purpose of mounting or demounting a tire) WITHOUT the need to remove sprockets or hubs.
The handy Atlas® Motorcycle/ATV Flip Adapters are secured to the existing steel jaws (on the turntable) with a locking pin that ensures a positive clamping action by the jaws.
Please remember that clamping force exerted at the MINIMUM and MAXIMUM positions is REDUCED considerably. When clamping a rim with any adapter set, please make sure that the clamping pressure is sufficient to hold the rim securely.
The use of the Adapters prevents the use of the air bead blast feature on the majority of tire changers. The motorcycle adapters are slid over the standard wheel clamp jaws on the tire changer table and will block the holes through which the bead blast shoots the jets of air. This means that you will not be able to use the bead blaster to help you reseat the bead of a tire when you are using this adapter set, unless you are using an external bead blaster, such as the Atlas® Portable Bead Seater (ABS).