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post #11 of 15 Old 07-13-2019, 08:53 AM
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I found out im not a tire guy. My stock 2018 bike tire was bald around 3,000 miles so I got a new bridgestone trail wing TW22. I got the stock tire off fair enough and got the new one on. Went to air it up,,,, and leaked. took it back off part way to get the tube out and I pinched it twice within an inch of each pinch. Got a patch kit and patched it. I could not get it back on the second time. Loaded it up and brought to a shop. Guy said the patch I put on wouldn't hold and I put another hole near the valve stem. So I will have to be a pull it off and drop it off guy, from now on.
I think my new bead breaker will make a good kayak anchor, and the 3 shiny tire spoons can go in the camper utincil droor for people to ask ( what are these for)
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-13-2019, 10:20 AM
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lineman1234, You are simply inserting your tire iron too far under the bead & over the rim as you are levering the bead ON. So the tip of the iron is compressing the tube against the rim in the 'drop-center'.

I tell new owners/mechanics that it is best to use 3 hooked irons to Remove the beads and one should only Need 1 flat tipped iron to Install the beads.
Work only 2-3 inches at a time, keep the opposite side compressed into the drop-center and only insert the 1 flat tip till it just slips over the metal rim lip.

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-19-2019, 05:54 PM
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Thank you. I tried again today when I got my 2 new tubes.
Baby powdered a new tube n got her in. Windexed the heck out of tire every move. 3 eighteen inch tire irons and I stopped before I messed it up again.
It wont play nice the last 8 inches of going on. It's a stock size 70 on 30 off tubeless tire. Bridge stone.
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-20-2019, 12:14 PM
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You probably are not keeping the bead mashed into the drop center opposite the last area. I just use my knees, as I am working on the ground or on top a a car tire.

A Motion Pro Bead Buddy or 2 might help you.

Or a Baja No-Pinch tire installer, along with the Bead Buddys. Watch how this guys uses his knees like I do. But he is still kind of fight it, possibly has too much air in his tube.

I personally leave the air valve OUT, so zero air.

More Baja No-Pinch info, https://www.bajanopinch.com/how-to-use-the-tool/

ps, You Tube apparently imbedded automatically, cause I don't know how to.

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post #15 of 15 Old 07-20-2019, 01:06 PM
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I tend to the inner tube tire valve EXACTLY like the No-Pinch guys treat the off-road bead-lock. That is the last 3 inches of second bead that I install, with the valve nut pushed against the rim.

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