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    Tire bead breaker - video

    Tire bead breaker. By Dr Tool Hacker. 3:07 video:


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    Interesting concept. It needs to be adjustable got different height tires. I wish he had demonstrated in on a bead that was truly STUCK, like many are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Interesting concept. It needs to be adjustable got different height tires. I wish he had demonstrated in on a bead that was truly STUCK, like many are.
    That's only true if you have more than one vehicle to work on. In which case you drill another hole, or add an extension to give it more height. Which could wait until you need it. I have two vehicles, down from three yesterday, so I'd need the modification, most likely, but some folks make do with just one vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Interesting concept. It needs to be adjustable got different height tires. I wish he had demonstrated in on a bead that was truly STUCK, like many are.
    The old fashioned way.

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    Those are interesting ways to break a tire (tyre) bead.

    HOWEVER I have to comment that it is NEVER FOR ANY REASON a good idea to stand (as shown in the video) or have any part of your body over a tire/wheel as you are seating the bead. It is a good way to seriously injure or even kill yourself. I have seen tires explode during seating, it is NOT a pretty sight. Fortunately the worst injury was a broken arm. YES, the people who blew them up were not doing it correctly, but I was too young at the time to question them. But the first time you see one explode ... you will want that one to be your last.

    It could very well be your last if you are standing on the assembly when it explodes!!!!

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    Agreed, and seating is different from breaking. Likewise, split rims are always inflated in the cage.

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    In the video at about 7:33, he shows standing in the wheel when seating the bead. But he does not say anything about the dangers of doing that. If someone is watching this video, thinking this is the way to do things, he is leaving out some very important information.

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    The most important thing to seating the bead, even if all safety measures are followed, is to center the tire as close as possible in the rim. Poorly centered tires can bed up lopsided and before the rest of the bead pops over the safety lip the section of bead already seated can continue to climb over the rim this is when the blow off the rim. Using a bead seating lubricant such as liquid soap wiped around the safety lip of the rim and the tire bead greatly reduces the amount of air pressure to seat the bead, Additionally by pouring a little dish washing liquid on a rag and wiping the tire bead cleans any remaining dirt off of them. I have mounted nearly every tire I have ever purchased, often even when the tire center offers free mounting, I'll ask for a discount since I plan on just taking them with me for mounting later
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    Well, I just looked at the vid. It is not the one I thought it was, which was quick and brutish! The one I intended was only about bead breaking, having nothing to do with bead seating. I do see the guy standing in the middle of the rim. What a fool!

    What I had intended to show was the simple process of using a piece of sturdy angle iron, say 1/4" X 2" and a sledge hammer. The application is simple. Deflate the tire(!). Set one edge of a 2-3" long piece of angle iron at the intersection of the rim and bead with the convex side of the angle iron up and the other edge over the tire. Beat the angle iron being careful not to hit the rim, bead broken.

    My apologies for inserting the wrong vid. Operator error. I'll do better next time.



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