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setting the bead
« on: May 10, 2012, 01:36:19 PM »
Ok....what's the trick?  :lol: I used a rachet strap and I can almost get it to set but only half will go up on the bead and I can't get the other side to pop up there. I've tried soapy water which in the past has worked when putting mower tires on and I even hit it with silicone spray because that's rubber friendly. Still no dice. Is there a trick I'm missing to get the 2nd side to pop up over the shoulder? I haven't really put a ton of pressure in the tire because I don't want to pop it but I've had 30-34psi in it and it still won't pop over the shoulder.


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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 01:42:49 PM »
I use a wider piece of aluminum to wrap around the tire, then ratchet it down and they magically pop out (with enough psi).
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 02:13:23 PM »
break it all the way down and use straight dish soap on the whole bead. Be sure valve gut is removed. The faster you can get air into the tire the better. I use just the air coupler.

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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 03:20:31 PM »
HIGH PREASURE AIR CANNON. 150 PSI RELEASED VERY QUICKLY. BLOWS IT UP ON THE BEEDS.
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 03:22:33 PM »
it helps to put a tube in the tire while its off the rim blow it up let it sit for a few days take the tube out then put it on the rim use some dish soap and blow it up

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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2012, 07:12:36 PM »
thanks for all the tips guys......I'll give it another shot. Never had any trouble on the few regular mower tires I've done....must be the wider rims I guess?? The one side seated up just fine but this other one has made me string together cuss words that I don't think I've ever strung together before.  :D
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 07:22:22 PM »
Before I started useing tubes, I had the same problem, check the rim to be sure there are no scratches where the bead slides out. I also sometimes just had to leave them not complety seated, after a few races they came on out.
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 08:33:52 PM »
I use two rachet straps, one on each sidewall. It usually works gets.
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2012, 10:16:22 PM »
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2012, 10:31:16 PM »
I like Georges bucket idea Jake came up with lol

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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 08:55:03 PM »
leave the tire and rim outside in the sun with the side you are having trouble with up,let it get hot,lots of soap or lube and good air presure. it will go.
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2012, 07:59:57 AM »
What size tires are u putting on what size rims
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2012, 08:26:48 PM »
I use tire slick and a cheetah
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 11:55:46 PM »
it will take more then 35# to get the job done.
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Re: setting the bead
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2012, 07:43:42 PM »
i used grease once and it worked like a charm. maybe not the best idea but heck it worked. i was getting kind of mad :bash: