The Great Nitro Mousse Controversy/Tyre/Tire Discussion

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by TigerTanker, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    The soap/silicone issue is product specific. Petroleum can be a real problem inside rubber tires, and react to mousses. His mousse with the proper lubricant, theirs or the one mentioned above, is the way to go. (according to Nuetech)
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  2. NVTS

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    On a weeklong ride in Colorado last year several riders were running BibMousse. One gentleman had installed Zirk fittings into the rim and pumped "Murphy's tire soap" in every other day.
    I'm interested in these Nitro Mousses for my race bike and if they prove to hold up well; on my dual sport: Tubliss for now.
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  3. TigerTanker

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    Ok, I found a tire tool in my attic from my early days with my Triumph Tiger, when I thought I'd regularly change my own tires..... ROTFLMAO!

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    Tomorrow, meeting Dan, and we'll start working on these!
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  5. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask. Supporter

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    Looks really similar to the Tusk one I use.
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  6. TigerTanker

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    Ok. We rode 40 miles at cap forest. Now mousse party
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  7. TigerTanker

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    Started with removing rear. The challenging part is getting the first 8 inches off. Use 3 tire irons then flip.
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    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask. Supporter

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    A key part is making a ramp for the opposite side of the tire bead to get down out of the rim bead, however you may choose (tire irons, vice grips, etc). You can't just push it down like a deflated tube. That's most of the battle with mousses IMO and I'd imagine once you've got that technique refined to match your tools, you're home free with both install and uninstall. I prefer several tire irons to accomplish this.
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    "And it pops right off"

    That's what all the videos say.

    Meanwhile greasy hot swearing bloody knuckles beer
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  10. TigerTanker

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    Dan got mad at the tire and threw it into the yard.
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    Long irons?
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    Why can't the mousses be installed with a Harbor freight type tire changer, like you would do with car tires--using a bar to spin around the bead pushing it on the rim. With all that grease on everything it should go right on if you can keep the bead in the rim pocket.

    Question: Has anyone you talked with mentioned if the mousse rotates around inside the tire over time? Seems likely with all the grease and nothing to hold it in place.

    If I had a purely offroad bike I would do the mousse thing, but I am not plagued with flats and if I want 8psi one day and 14 the next it's hard to do with a mousse. I would definitely do mousse before Tubliss, but I'm sticking with tubes for now. I am interested in your experiences with the NitroMousse.

    I'm on the downward slope of the roof project and ran out of shingles so I go tin a ride yesterday afternoon in Capitol Forest, it's a dustbowl! Ugh!!. I should be able to join you guys now when you have something planned.
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  13. TigerTanker

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    It's all on but the last 8 inches and damn tight. Is there a trick for the last part? Stiff sidewall tire.
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    I think you need the short tire irons around the rim to let tire slide into center of rim, keep bead off the rim bead seat.
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    For the ramps short ones are fine. For that initial/final spoon-over, long is helpful for leverage.
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    Ok, that sucked. So...

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    We got 8 inches from nirvana. Guess we will have to pay for it instead. Burp.
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  19. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask. Supporter

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    Gotta ramp that bead down in...don't pay for it!!

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  20. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask. Supporter

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    Also, make sure yer beadlock ain't stuck outside the tire. Could be another hangup.
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