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Old 10-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #16
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The K60 is horribly hard to take off cold.... Breaking the bead is.... Mind boggling hard. The scorpion is easy in comparison.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #17
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The K60 is horribly hard to take off cold.... Breaking the bead is.... Mind boggling hard. The scorpion is easy in comparison.

Yup...

Got a flat this summer in NC on a 100deg day. Rode the flat K60 about 5 miles to get of the highway so it was plenty warm. I tried every trick in the book to get the bead broken,,, side stand, 3 tire irons, etc...... not even a hint of breaking the bead. Ended up going McGuyver on it....

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #18
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Actually, it is not so bad...

There was a video somewhere around here breaking the bead with three small tyre irons and yes, it works also w. Scorpions / 990 wheels.
Ah, here it is, i had no problems using this technique:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458452
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #19
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If any tire is hard to mount or dismount, you're doing it wrong.
Go off and try a Karoo, then let us now what you think then.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #20
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There all easy including a Karoo. Side Stand or Motion Pro Bead Breaker. Even cold (and in cold weather).

Once the bead is broken these are actually easier to do than bikes with 2.5" rims. The new tire goes on so easily.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #21
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That's what i want to hear. After doing a dirt bike rear tire...
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:11 PM   #22
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There all easy including a Karoo. Side Stand or Motion Pro Bead Breaker. Even cold (and in cold weather).

Once the bead is broken these are actually easier to do than bikes with 2.5" rims. The new tire goes on so easily.
+1. Are you guys leaving the valve stem in there or something??? Never had a problem with any motorcycle tire. ATV tires on the other hand can be a real PIA!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:40 PM   #23
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If you do your tires at home it will be easier when your out on a ride or carry AAA card.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #24
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Yup...

Got a flat this summer in NC on a 100deg day. Rode the flat K60 about 5 miles to get of the highway so it was plenty warm. I tried every trick in the book to get the bead broken,,, side stand, 3 tire irons, etc...... not even a hint of breaking the bead. Ended up going McGuyver on it....

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:08 PM   #25
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Yup...

Got a flat this summer in NC on a 100deg day. Rode the flat K60 about 5 miles to get of the highway so it was plenty warm. I tried every trick in the book to get the bead broken,,, side stand, 3 tire irons, etc...... not even a hint of breaking the bead. Ended up going McGuyver on it....

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #26
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On my first tire change, I ground off about 8" of the safety beads on each side. I can now pop the tire off with my hand, like a dirt bike. I did it opposite the valve stem (I think) so I could remember where to push. No chance this is ever going to come off by running it flat.

Popping it with the side stand works good too.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:58 PM   #27
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No chance this is ever going to come off by running it flat.
I wouldn't be so sure about that statement. This happened with full safety beads on the rear wheel of my 950 Adventure:



I think tires are easier to change on the big Adventure rims. Getting the bead of the tire past the safety bead is the trickiest part. I use a slightly different technique than some have mentioned. I lever 1/3 or more of the bead area toward the safety bead as far as I can and then lever the center of that section over the safety bead. Other than that, the drop center is HUGE on those rims and there is no bead lock to deal with, so the rest is cake! I have bicycle tires that are harder to change!
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:08 PM   #28
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Try this

I have used this method
Works a treat
Using the bike to do the work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzgHVjXZwoM
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:39 PM   #29
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I wouldn't be so sure about that statement. This happened with full safety beads on the rear wheel of my 950 Adventure:

I think tires are easier to change on the big Adventure rims. Getting the bead of the tire past the safety bead is the trickiest part. I use a slightly different technique than some have mentioned. I lever 1/3 or more of the bead area toward the safety bead as far as I can and then lever the center of that section over the safety bead. Other than that, the drop center is HUGE on those rims and there is no bead lock to deal with, so the rest is cake! I have bicycle tires that are harder to change!
Ok, I'll change my statement to: cutting the bead won't increase the chance of a flat tire coming off.

I've noticed those MEFO's have a looser bead than the Scorps and pop on/off easier. Are they tube type only?
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:32 AM   #30
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Yup...

Got a flat this summer in NC on a 100deg day. Rode the flat K60 about 5 miles to get of the highway so it was plenty warm. I tried every trick in the book to get the bead broken,,, side stand, 3 tire irons, etc...... not even a hint of breaking the bead. Ended up going McGuyver on it....

So did you manage to twist the tree out, instead of breaking the bead?!
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