I've used it. You need thick, strong ties. I have used a ratchet-strap to squeeze the beads together toward the end of the tying process. This approach beats spending tens of minutes (and making blue air) wrangling tire irons. On trips, I carry wire ties (and tire irons, some lube and a patch kit) so that I have some recourse in case of a severe puncture for which a plug is not enough to get home.Has anyone used this method, guys on YouTube make it looks super easy, spoon free easy. I have a 14 1000. But I think wheels aside from adventure are all similar.
Agreed. Develop the correct skill, and you'll be done a lot quicker and easier using three tire irons than by farting around with zip-ties, expensive machines, and other gimmicks. Plus, you'll be able to handle tire changes and repairs "in the field" if and when it's necessary.... For me, the zip ties just made the process more complicated.
My favorite of the Youtube tire change videos are the "seat the bead by explosion". I've never once had that become necessary, but I'm forever glad for shirtless Cletus and his backyard mechanic antics, because seeing someone set their hair on fire after filling a tire full of starter fluid and lighting it is always worth a giggle.Agreed. Develop the correct skill, and you'll be done a lot quicker and easier using three tire irons than by farting around with zip-ties, expensive machines, and other gimmicks. Plus, you'll be able to handle tire changes and repairs "in the field" if and when it's necessary.
I really don't understand where all these overcomplicated shortcuts come from.
There's also a whole subgenre of absolutely moronic overcomplicated and incredibly dangerous bead breaking "tricks", too, not to mention dozens of idiotic corrosive or dangerous hillbilly substitutes for tire mounting lube.
Just plug the tire, why would you do an internal patch especially on the road?...If a tire is simply to have a hole patched, and you can discover where the hole is without taking the wheel off the bike, maybe the patch can be applied with just one bead slipped over its rim with the wheel still on the bike. It seems like getting the wheel back on could be tricky under field conditions.
LOL, I've seen it done successfully many times...but come on, tell me you don't laugh when you see some guy in shower flip flops and meth teeth unsuccessfully try it with an ATV tire? Now that is some Must See TV.I've used starting fluid to set the bead on a skidloader tire...no worries :devil_27::devil_27::devil_27: