Use quarts of tire lube, no wd40, or any spray, tire lube with a warm tire and take the guts out of the stem to seat the bead, must have a fair sized compressor with tank, no tankless jobbie.
This is no help for you. Just wanted to say that I've been mounting my own tires with irons for over forty years and about 7 years ago when I bought a KLR, I couldn't believe how hard DS tires mount/dismount, hence the No-Mar tire "holder" now in my shop, and they are still a wicked bit4h.
I have a friend that has owned a bike shop for about 33 years, he will not touch a dual-sport tire, knobby or not. And,he uses a regular commercial tire changer.
I've heard him tell customers to bring it to the dealer.
When I'm going to mount as new tire, it sits in the sun or over the wood stove for at least an hour beforehand, huge difference when warm.
The sidewalls are the culprit---- so stiff.
I've thrown things more than once mounting/dismounting tires, even cut a few off.
Edit,,, And I buy tires months before I need them and block the tires open with pieces of pine wider than the wheel as soon as the tire arrives, helps a lot.
09 DL650 Silver
Last edited by SinNH; 06-06-2015 at 01:55 PM.