Anyone tried this tire bead tool on a 990 ADV?

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  1. EdGear

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  2. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Think Ill get some on order... Sad part is I just changed my rear tire so IDK when Ill get a chance to use them... My luck Ill get a flat now:lol3

    Thanks for all the feed back guys
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  3. Dillon@ZenMoto

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    i sell the bead pro at my shop, i have tried them out myself on a few rear tires, they work great if you use them correctly and add a small amount of soapy water around the edge when you first start, even just a little water will help it move easier, these hands down are the best bead breaker to take out on the trail for the big ktms. they are small, light weight and serve dual purpose having tire spoons on the other side. price is a little high with a retail of $80, other wise great product
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    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Could you or would you do us all a huge favor? Post a how to video so we can all see how they work and the correct way to use them I see there is a lot of questions about this...
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    I have the new motion pro tool and I have to say after my first use trail side I was not impressed. After grinding the finish off the rim and getting nowhere I switched to the side stand technique and it popped right off. This was removing the stock rear scorp. Maybe with some practice it would work better but I felt like riding over practicing removing my tire. Also as a tire iron I wasn't impressed. The finish on them is somewhat rough compared to others which are smooth chrome platted. The finish grabbed grime and caused friction and ground more finish off. I know it's an adventure bike and its bound to get scratched and beat up but why add to it? In retrospect I wish I had opted for a 20$ set and saved my money.
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  7. grinns

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    Come over if you want to see how to break the bead. I am in Issaquah. I need to put the scorps back on but I have been being lazy. I have heard that tool works pretty sweet, but I don't have problems breaking the bead really.
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  8. brents347

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    So we seem to have established that the Motion Pro tool, when used correctly, is doing the job as advertised. But for $80, the question for me is why is it necessary? Yes, it is a spoon as well, but it has to be one of the most expensive spoons I've ever seen. So if you have a center or side stand, what's the reasoning?
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  9. EZ300

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    Why not just grind down the safety bead a bit?
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  10. The Griz

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    That kauritmoto tool is the most intelligently designed, logical, and most useful tire fitting tool I've seen. I will be ordering one. That said, it is only really suited for installing the tire. For breaking the bead for removal I just get in there with 2 or 3 of these:

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    or use this for those stubborn big bore dual sport 150 tires:

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    Lots of lube is a must!:

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  11. MrSandman818

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    Just weld on a bigger foot on the bottom of the side stand. Then you could use that as your tire spoon too! Problem solved!
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  12. outbacktaz

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    Guys, check this out... I'm a KTM fan, but I gotta give this guy some credit!! :rofl

    Click here!! :clap

    And if you still doubt the effectiveness, check this one out...

    Click here as well!!

    Regards,
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  13. ciedema

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    I have used the Motion Pro tools to break the bead on a K-60, they work really well as bead breaker, faster than the clamp style tools like tyrepliers. But the tyre lever part is not that great - to broad and stubby.
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  14. robdogg

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    I just had a chance to use this on my 990 rear wheel this weekend.. out in the dirt.. and it worked brilliantly.. it took only two squeezes, about 6-8in apart.. very little effort, no sweat, packs super small and light.. and if you think $80 is a lot, check out some of the other ones.. one in particular, comes with about 82 pieces, has two pages of instructions on the website, and cost $200-$300 depending on the type of steel you chose - I am NOT kidding.. I've also owned the c-clamp looking one, but it's heavy, slow and also a bit of overkill.. I'm not trying to lift a house, just pop a bead.

    if you search around (i.e. google), you can find that BeadPro for under $60.

    And yeah, they kind of suck as tire irons, but as a trail side bead breaker, they work brilliantly on probably the hardest wheel to break a bead
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    Just used mine today in the garage to get a Karoo3 off. No, it didn't work by itself. I tried working it around the rim in small increments but it would not work on it's own. When using a long spoon to push the bead down next to the beadbreaker it worked better. And lots of lube - a luxury that will not be afforded on the trail this week.
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  16. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    how odd.. what kind (and size) tire was this on? was it fully deflated - have to ask, because it was so friggen easy when I did it, and there were about eight fellow adventurers all standing around, mostly they wanted to see if the tool worked as well..

    Mine was on a Metzler Karoo II 140/80

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    Karoo3 in 140/18.
    2004 950A which has the safety bead. not sure if the later models do?
    That's my third tire change and it's always a nightmare. Conversely, I change tires on my 300's in about 15 minutes. Except for ice tires :bluduh
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    Yep the later ones also have this bead. I used this a few times now. You do need get it quite close to the rim and sometimes have had couple of goes at it but it always works with out to much effort.

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  19. robdogg

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    probably like anything, just takes practice.. I can change the rear tire now in about 30 minutes from start to finish, although I cheat a little by using a manual tire changer, but I use it mostly to hold a vise like grip on the wheel, and removing the old one.. the rest I do by hand with two 12in tire irons, a bead buddy, and a little wd40.. and of course the beadPro

    The rear is actually easier to me, then the front, because it's so easy to keep the tire down in the center portion on the rear since the rim is so friggen wide. The front takes me about 45-60min because of narrower rim, and fiddling with the brake pads on the calipers..

    so yeah, that thing works a champ for breaking bead, but forget about using it for tire irons.. get a set of good ones.
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  20. crazybrit

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    I thought KTM reduced the size of the rear safety bead on the later bikes. I could have sworn I read this somewhere, but maybe I'm imagining it.
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