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Old 06-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Tire will not seat

I've changed a lot of tires. I got a TKC80 that will not " pop" while trying to seat it. I've checked rim and tire for obstructions. Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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I've heard of those tires being harder to seat, but couldn't find those posts - instead I found http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showt...-Seal-Non-Wing that has quite a few suggestions (along with sending it back for a replacement)
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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MORE lube, better lube...............can't have too much.

How much air pressure have you applied?
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #4
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more lube, better lube...............can't have too much.

How much air pressure have you applied?
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:08 PM   #5
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As prior poster said,LUBE the rim and tire.

Also you did pull out the valve core before attempting to inflate?,if not then do so,as you will not have enough air flow to seat the bead.

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Old 06-03-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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I had a hell of a time trying to get a front tire to seat recently. What finally seemed to do the trick was inflate it to ~50 psi, give it a good bounce or two with lube on the bead, and then rode around on it a bit with the pressure still high. It seemed like the bounce with the high pressure was the real catalyst though.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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How clean is the rim. Seems there is often rubber build up on the rim that could cuase it to be sticky.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #8
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A ratcheted tie-down around the perimeter may help push the sidewalls out closer to the bead.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #9
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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I've gone to 100 PSI with tires and ridden them around the block a couple of times to get them to seat. I was skeptical the first time myself years ago doing this at a large reputable dealer.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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Clean bead, clean rim, lots of lube, lots of swearing.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #12
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mounted plenty of TKCs, and i've always thought that those were some of the easier ones. helps to have a warm tire.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #13
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MORE lube, better lube...............can't have too much.

How much air pressure have you applied?
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:31 PM   #14
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A ratcheted tie-down around the perimeter may help push the sidewalls out closer to the bead.
This works for me.

Also can use a shot of ether if need be. Be careful with that though.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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All great ideas... But I already done them (except send tire back). Still will not seat...
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