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post #11 of 20 Old 08-08-2019, 07:47 PM
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Thank you for the tips! I cursed, bitched and skinned my knuckles through a Shinko 804 that just wouldn't pop. Drove me nuts.

1. Rachet strap
2. Clip on chuck and foot valve

That would been good information to have. I swore off changing my tires after that episode.

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post #12 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 03:29 AM
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With a ratchet strap around the circumference, I just use a gas station air pump since I have no compressor. Easy peasy.
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post #13 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 08:02 AM
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Carb cleaner & striker!

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post #14 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 09:33 AM
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Carb cleaner & striker!
Can you say BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

"There comes a time in the affairs of men, when we must take the bull by the tail and face the situation."
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post #15 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 10:22 AM
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I just did an AX41 front and had one little section of bead that would not pop. Ended up with close to 90psi before it finally seated. Not sure if this would've helped or not.
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post #16 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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If I have a "stuck" bead I will deflate the tire apply a mist of lube to the tire and bead in the that area then give it another try. Some tires just take lots of pressure I've had a few the took well over 100 PSI to get the bead to pop. When the bead pops at these pressures its makes about an "A" sharp.

Most of the tires I've done set a between 15 and 50 PSI.
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post #17 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 02:08 PM
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Did that half a dozen times. Kept hanging up at the same place. Rim was smooth, tire was smooth.
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post #18 of 20 Old 08-14-2019, 05:14 PM
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One thing that can cause bead seating problems is a tiny speck of dirt lodged between the bead and rim. This will cause an air leak that will bleed enough pressure to prevent bead seating.
It helps to run a thin piece of plastic, about credit card size, around the rim between the rim and bead to dislodge any dirt.

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post #19 of 20 Old 08-16-2019, 02:44 PM
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I have been changing tires with a few friends for the last five or six years. Maybe 75 to 100 tires. Only had one we could not get to seat. Had to take it to a tire store. They tried conventional seating methods, then used a bead blaster. So I bought one and have not had to use it yet. It will seat the toughest beads though.
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post #20 of 20 Old 08-16-2019, 02:54 PM
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Only tire I have ever seen not seat by just spraying a little lube on the bead was a 16" truck tire that a friend of mine somehow managed to put on a 16.5" rim.

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