Originally Posted by abhibeckert
Hate to say it, but are you sure you weren't doing something wrong? Like making sure the tyre slips into the centre of the rim on the opposite side to where you're levering?
The last three of four times I fitted an E0-7 (slightly different tyre of course) it was a piece of cake, even when I was doing it in a ditch with just a couple of short levers and no lubrication of any kind (the only hard part was pumping the blooding thing up again with a tiny hand pump).
Every time I've ever had difficulty fitting tyre, I realised eventually that my technique was wrong.
Got an E-09 Dakar fitted to my DR recently.....I was going to do it myself but when I went to pick it up, I felt how stiff the sidewall was and got them to do it.......and they had a hell of a time also.....