Yeah it is 5.4 pounds vs. 1 lb. for the blue one. It is suggested to use a 2 lb. dead blow mallet with the blue one. So it is like 3-3.5 lbs. vs. 5.4 lbs. But I think the black one will take up less room.Bob,
I've got the top one, I bought it break the rear bead on a F650GS (not an easy task). My plan was to carry it on the road but it's made of cast iron and in my opinion it's way to heavy to take on the road.
I have my own tire changer here at home. I have tried the c clamps without a lot of success. Maybe they were not big enough. I have also tried the big wooden clamps.Just use a big "C" clamp from any local hardware store.... Cheap and works perfect....
I have not been popping blues...lolblue bead popper. i don't think it weighs even 8oz.
on the road, light and simple is better, although in this case, it's faster too.