Rear Wheel Bead Won't Break
Howdy Everyone! I'm kinda bummed about this one. I had a job interview in St. Louis which I drove my Gen 1 to (1.5 hours one way). I noticed a bit of a weave 20 miles from home, so checked the rear tire pressure and it was a bit low, however I decided to push on. Got to the interview and back safe and sound only to find my tire completely flat about an hour after I got home. (Lucky dude right here)
Anyways, I took er apart and have not been able to get the bead to break. I am running the Shinko 705 (a tubeless tire). The other day I put 4 C-Clamps on the tire to break the bead. All I'm doing is stretching the sidewall and contorting the tire. This dang bead won't break. Also: I've used soap.
I *do not* have access to a car to do the car lever technique (I drive my bike year round).
Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do? Historically I've taken it to the Dealer down the street, but that is 50 bucks and I don't have anyone to transport me and my wheel there at the moment.
Am I doing something wrong here? I'm really frustrated with this dang thing. I've changed tubed tires in the past and never had nearly the headache this is causing me.
Should I just pay the money and get a bead breaker from harbor freight? How much more effective could a bead breaker be than 4 C-Clamps?
And I'd like to be able to do roadside tire changes. If I buy the Harbor Freight bead breaker, what can I do about roadside changes?
2006 Red KLR 650
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