OK...so this may be the most brilliant mechanical trick I've ever seen! I have had some MAJOR challenges trying to mount a new tire to my BMW 650 Dakar rear rim. Reading the posts on various forums this seems to be a substantial challenge for every Dakar owner I've come across, so when I saw this post for mounting the tubeless tire without tools, I figured I had to give it a try myself...even though I'm mounting a tire with a tube. And it worked! Brilliantly! Admittedly I modified the procedure slightly to deal with the tube, but it works nonetheless. A few details for those who might be interested: 1) The tube has to go in first... (this sort of goes without saying). Make sure to leave the valve stem sticking out though. I put my first strap on very close to the valve stem to make sure it was tight. 2) When you push the beads together and strap them tight, make sure you have pushed the tube back up into the tire...otherwise you may risk a pinch. You will probably have to let some air out of the tube to do this. 3) Lube. Yes I know that it can be done without lube for the tubeless tire, but I wasn't taking any chances. (I've already destroyed one tire trying to mount it to that blasted rim!!!) I went down to my local car tire shop and begged them for a dollop of their Rema Tip Top tire mounting paste (it is only sold in huge buckets...and I couldn't find them locally). I smeared the paste liberally on the rim edge and the tire beads (both sides) and added water to make sure it was nice and slick. 4) When mounting the tire, start with the valve stem edge first. You may need to grab a flat head screwdriver to help guide the stem to the hole in the rim, but it isn't all that difficult. When you get the valve stem through the hole, put a nut on it to keep it from slipping back out. 5) Now just push the tire on. Add more water to keep things slick and work both sides of the tire evenly as you would a normal tire installation. Make sure you keep an eye on the tire down where you started and keep it pushed down toward the drop center of the rim. 6) And just like the photos on the posting, one last push and the tire popped on smooth as can be. Thanks again my friend for this brilliant idea! It works like a dream and saved me much pain, blood and the nearly endless stream of profanity that ensued from my previous battle with this rim!! You have my vote for a special AdvRider contribution award.