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~£}*~{{*{^\|££***!!! Tire help please.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Carlo Muro, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    This thing has been kicking my poor butt all day. Friggen lawn mower tire. The old one was a giant PITA to unseat and remove. I ended up using a bottle jack to unseat the bastard. Finally got it off the wheel. Then the new one fought me tooth and nail getting it mounted. I thought I finally had it licked. Now I can't seat it. I've tried the old brake cleaner on fire trick at least 5 times-- nearly burnt the garage down on the final attempt--, the rachet strap trick, everything I could think of. The thing is, as you can see, this tire was distressed in shipping or storage and it's flat on the bottom. I didn't think it would matter but that seems to be what's stopping it from seating. Any ideas? SO thinks I'm an idiot for not taking it to a tire shop and blowing a whole Saturday on it. Perhaps she's right.
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  2. gonerydin

    gonerydin Been here awhile

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    “Brake fluid on fire trick”? Maybe try starting fluid?


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  3. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    We need to have one side to be seated (as good as possible) in order to have more air rushing through the not seated side.
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  4. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    Does it actually matter? I thought the idea was burning something flammable around the rim caused a pressure difference which seated the tire? No? Worked on YouTube
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  5. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    You tried my usual tricks, did you remove the core from the valve stem? I have had some sucess with blowing a blast of air in and then put the core back in after it inflates a little. My last one was with a leaf blower and a little rim and the tire sat flat for a year, had to take it to the tire shop and they put the glue slop on it. I could not get it to seal because of the flat spot.
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  6. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    put a tube in it.

    For a few bucks it will fix your issue and you can always take it out in a few weeks once the tire is trained round again.
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  7. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    I think I’d avoid the poof tricks (lighting WD40, brake fluid and especially starting fluid ), your emergency room bill will be a lot more than the tire shop bill. Worse if garage or truck goes up in flames!
    If the ratchet strap trick no worky then maybe go buy an inner tube.

    Or just say uncle and take it to tire shop.
    I know that’s tuff, would kill my ego after spending most of Saturday on it. Kinda ruins the challenge admitting defeat!


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  8. gonerydin

    gonerydin Been here awhile

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    I’ve never even heard of using brake fluid. Starting fluid (ether) will work if you know what you are doing. Also helps if the tire is warm. If you are working in cold temps, it will be more difficult.


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  9. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    No tube. The valve stem was in. I'm going to take it out later and try that.
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  10. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    The flammable liquid should go inside the tire, not only around the rim.
    Also, use as much lube as possible.

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  11. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    Correction... brake cleaner. Not fluid. Been a long day.
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  12. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Be careful with the ether, it works well, but if you use too much you can melt the valve stem.
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  13. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    This. Got it. I wasn't spraying enough inside.

    Thanks for the replies.
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  14. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    You can say that again. I see why the guy in the video did his while mounted. Mine came up off the floor and pinched the long-nosed Bic between the tire and the rim. I can't imagine the pain had it been my finger.
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  15. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    I sure hope you took video.. It’s been a slow day here (hint)
    BTW, was the SO impressed ? cause in the end that is all that matters. LOL
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  16. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    Her reply was "yeah I knew you could do that. I saw it on that Alaska show..."
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  17. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Bwahahahaha!! She’s a keeper!
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  18. gusthedog

    gusthedog Been here awhile

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    So did you get the tyre on or burn your shed down and remove your eyebrows in the process?

    TTR and Land Rover tragic...
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  19. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    Tyre's on, shed intact. Eyebrows were questionable there for a second.
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  20. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    I just put 4 new tires on the tractor last night. Friggin bastards were difficult to break the beads on. Like you, the fronts were difficult to get to seat. I was able to shoot enough air through the valve stem, with the core removed, to make it work.
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