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Old 10-16-2013, 08:18 AM   #31
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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?
Sure enough! The Mefo on my 990 says "Tubetype" on the side. I have changed a few of those and also pulled the stock Scorpion off the 990. I don't recall any of them being particularly difficult.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #32
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I have used this method
Works a treat
Using the bike to do the work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzgHVjXZwoM

Any other tire than the K60 and the side stand works fine. I had the bike basically balanced on the side stand on the bead and that sucker wasn't budging. I was getting worried about busting the side stand.

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So did you manage to twist the tree out, instead of breaking the bead?!
No but it did crumble the side of the brick!!
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