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post #1 of 10 Old 06-16-2019, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Mounted a rear tire - something stuck inside

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For the first time, I decided to mount my own new rear tire. To protect my rim I used cut up pieces of a windshield antifreeze container. When I finally finished up mounting the tire, I rolled it around to discover that something had fallen inside . The only thing I can think of it being is one of the strips of plastic I used as a rim protector but it feels heavier than that. I can feel it on the outside of the tire when it falls to the bottom. Is it safe to just leave whatever it is in there?
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-16-2019, 02:41 PM
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no way jose. you got to break the beads and remove the tire enough to get whatever is there out.!!

congratulations, you are having a good learning experience and probably won't have that problem again.
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post #3 of 10 Old 06-16-2019, 03:27 PM
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Maybe get a NoMAr set of tools or such?
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-16-2019, 03:37 PM
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yep, ya gotta get whatever is in there outta there. The good news is, you probably don't have to take the tire completely off. I'd guess you only need to pop the bead on one side and reach in
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-16-2019, 03:57 PM
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Buy two pairs of these rim protectors.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...m-protectors-p
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I use pieces of leather from an old belt but I'm not as careful using them as I should be. I use motion pro bead breaker.... makes it pretty easy. but yeah you need to remove object before riding.

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What everyone else said, it's gotta come out.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-17-2019, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all of the input. So even if it's just a piece of plastic it will cause harm? The tire seems fine at 80km/h.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-17-2019, 09:50 PM
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Sure, at speed it will stay in one position - but every time you stop, and then start, it will reposition itself. Any damage will depend on what type of plastic, and how sharp the corners and edges are.
Not worth the risk.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-20-2019, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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I went ahead and removed the two pieces of plastic that were spinning around in there. I was able to just break the bead on one side, pry the tire from the rim, and slowly push the plastic towards the gap by pressing the plastic against the rim with a screwdriver and pivoting up. It was a bit of a pain and took about 2 hours but at least they're out.
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