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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I like Off and On's "C" clamp method.
    Or, just run over the tire with another vehicle to break the bead " red neck style".
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  2. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Nerds Rule

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    I've used "C" clamps on the XRL with success. The 5.5" SV1000 rim on the VStrom would require a big, heavy and expensive "C" clamp. I'm liking this for its low cost and simplicity -

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  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Sounds like a process. The C-clamp method isn't fast, but it works. The tire change stand breaks 'em fast, but it hogs floor space. :dunno


    Similar principle to the tire stand.

    Yeah, it's not a small C-clamp. Those wooden dual-handle clamps work also.
  4. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Nerds Rule

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    The apparent beauty of the 2 x 4 bead breaker, above, is that the addition of an eye hook would allow it to be stowed in the upright position and out of the way. I'll probably do one once the weather warms up. Working in a cold garage sucks.
  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    That would be great! And yeah, I'm not even venturing out to mine today.

    Although it is up to 16 from 2 when I got up...
    :becca
  6. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    LOL!!!
    Hey Fred, does Barry, Betty, and Wilma lend a hand to you with that rig?
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  7. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I saw here in ADV a guy did just what you are talking about. He built his bead breaker on a fence post in his backyard.
  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I've not needed a tool to break the bead on dirt bike tires. Even a tough old tire like a 908 can be " walked ( that's with my boot) " down off the bead.
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  9. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Nerds Rule

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    Just call Dino over when the bead is really stuck.

    [​IMG]

    The alternative is a longer lever arm. Like the patron saint of force multiplication Archimedes said, "Give me a lever long enough..."
  10. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    ... but he forgot to consider what he could use for a fulcrum.
  11. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Been here awhile

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    I've used the side stand from a different bike in a pinch too. Pops the bead off pretty easily. C-clamp works too.
  12. Jud

    Jud Long timer

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    I love the TE610 and 630s. Would likely have one if Husky was still Husky and not rebranded KTM. Not that there is anything wrong with KTM, more worried about parts availability.
  13. Jud

    Jud Long timer

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    3K oil intervals on which bikes? The 500 holds more oil than the others I thought. 501?
  14. Skowinski

    Skowinski Deuterostome

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    That right there deserves to have a place in the Hillbilly Mechanics Museum*. :lol2

    *right along side of the many such contraptions I've rigged up over the years. :photog
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  15. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Nerds Rule

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    I saw the picture and right away started to think of whipping one up w/ 1 1/2 x 3 rectangular steel tubing for a lever arm, the nose made from non-marring nylon, oilite bushings all around - and then I said "screw it, a 2 x 4 douglas fir stud, a hinge and a carriage bolt ought to do it."
  16. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Bodywork is the only hard to get parts.
  17. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Either. Same engine.
  18. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Well you finally made something like the way I tend to: quick, easy, cheap, and effective.
    Aesthetics, what is that?
  19. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Nerds Rule

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    I haven't made it yet - that's someone else's picture. I may succumb to my OCD instincts and use a hardwood post hole digger handle for the lever. :lol3

    This won't be the first turd that I've gilded. And it won't be the last.
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  20. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Please, tell us, Professor, how did you determine the contour of the " striking" edge of the bead separation penetrator?
    Unless of course this info is classified. Its precise looking shape is mesmerizing.
    Would that be the correct name? Or is it " Bead dismemberment Engagement Spike"?
    Got acronym like BDES.
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