Stoopid Tubeless Tires
Posted September 10, 2010 - 10:30 PM
Cleaned everything, tried to blow them up. Used every trick my father taught me (belt around, open valve stem direct to air, etc) could only get 1 to catch both sides of the rim.
I finally tried something I saw on Youtube, where they use either & a lighter to "pop" the tire. It worked VERY well. You do have to be ready with the air as when the vapor cools, it'll pull the tire back off the rim. Actually only had enough either for 2 of the 3, but I had an almost out of paint rattle can & i used it (upside down) for the last one... I think it worked better and the tire wasn't as warm when I was done.
I was a little hesitant on the 1st one, it appears to sound more dangerous than it is. I still took precautions (face shield, welding outfit, fire extinguisher) but no hint of a hazard. Will still treat this like the potential "Murphy's Law" story that it could be, but when they get stubborn in the future, My tires will get a little starting fluid again.
Posted September 11, 2010 - 07:06 AM
Posted September 11, 2010 - 08:34 AM