how the heck do you get a tire off ??

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by xcaret, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. ME 109

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    Wowzers! toughest customer yet.
    A new lasertec front, plenty of soapy water.......I could not get the bead to fully seat.


    Just that last bit on one side. clamp the tyre and move that 'last bit' to the other side of the wheel.
    100 freakin pounds!

    After about 6 or 7 inflations, finally.

    maybe I need some super duper tyre lube instead of using hand soap.

    Edited to add, I then of course put the wheel on my Parnes balancer only to find that I needed to rotate the tyre for a better balance. Doh!
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  2. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Until about 8 years ago I'd always used soapy water. Then I got some real tire lube and was amazed how much easier the job went. A gallon tub is about $15 and will last a life time - shoulda gotten it 40 years ago! Now I can seat tires (including tubeless) with about 35lbs pressure, using the manual tire pump.
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  3. ME 109

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    Done.

    I have looked for it before, but not hard enough.
    I will find some proper tyre lube.

    And while I'm at it, I'll get some of those metal valve caps that have the valve removal slot on them.
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  4. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    The real trick to getting them to seat is a clean rim, no valve stem core, and a lot of air in your compressor. A lot of it is about how fast the air goes in. The right chuck and a half inch hose can make ALL the difference.

    I have used soap forever. I recently got some tire lube. I just changed a tire on my own bike and the tire lube I bought made my rim corrode way more than soap and water. Beware!
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  5. ME 109

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    Good advice for fitting a tyre tubeless.
    I've heard of problems with some types of lubes causing corrosion. That won't do well for the tubeless crowd.
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  6. lucky6600

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    Can someone show us how to use either side or center stand while I have one wheel off bike on the side of the road?

    Please ....



    :norton
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  7. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Good advise for tubes too IMO.
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  8. AliBaba

    AliBaba Been here awhile

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    I prefer this way:
    [​IMG]
    Note: 8 inch tyrelever and a tool from the toolkit.



    But this is what you are asking for:
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
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  9. lucky6600

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    Thank you for the photos.
    I believe the key is the center stand has to be straped with the exhaust cross-over.

    :clap:clap
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  10. AliBaba

    AliBaba Been here awhile

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    It's better to strap to the front wheel. If you are fixing the front wheel you can insert the wheel bolt for strapping.

    But if you feel brave you don't need straps:
    [​IMG]
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  11. supershaft

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    Man I have seen some seriously gouged rims for people doing that to them. Right were tubeless tires seal too.
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  12. AliBaba

    AliBaba Been here awhile

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    If you mess it up you are doing something wrong :evil
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  13. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    zip tie the front brake lever, if you don't have a tow strap to secure the center stand :)
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  14. lucky6600

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    For your GS set up, I guess front wheel/axle will be the better location.




    Great point, notes taken


    Thanks
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  15. Wirespokes

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    I'll second the advice to clean the rim of old sticky black tire goo. It can take a while, but is well worth the trouble, and makes seating the bead a snap.
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  16. Idle

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