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#31 alec OFFLINE  

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Posted June 24, 2015 - 01:35 AM

can anyone tell me what size tubes I need ? the numbers for tubes dont seem to jive with the number for tires . is there some conversion chart or am I just a moron ?



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Posted June 24, 2015 - 04:38 AM

can anyone tell me what size tubes I need ? the numbers for tubes dont seem to jive with the number for tires . is there some conversion chart or am I just a moron ?

 

What size rims are we talking? My local Atwoods farm supply carries all sizes I need except for the 12" ones. The sizes usually match the tire size. Not sure where you are looking to get yours.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 05:42 AM

can anyone tell me what size tubes I need ? the numbers for tubes don't seem to jive with the number for tires . is there some conversion chart or am I just a moron ?

I have no idea about the moron thing but on most of the tubes it lists a recommended tire size for it.  If your tire size is close to it it should work..  Tire height or diameter / Width / Rim size if I remember right..  Some of the tubes list limits for size variations on the box as well.  A tire center should be able to hook you up with what you need or search on the web for a tube with your exact tire size.

 

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Posted June 24, 2015 - 06:36 AM

Here's a couple pics of my homemade changer.
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Posted June 24, 2015 - 07:31 AM

can anyone tell me what size tubes I need ? the numbers for tubes dont seem to jive with the number for tires . is there some conversion chart or am I just a moron ?

 

There's many sizes available, just go by the numbers on the side of the tire and that will tell you which tube you need, I have a good selection here of tubes if you cant find any locally or need help finding the right one for the tire.


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 09:11 AM

What size rims are we talking? My local Atwoods farm supply carries all sizes I need except for the 12" ones. The sizes usually match the tire size. Not sure where you are looking to get yours.

16 x 6.5 /  8


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 09:28 AM

6x6.5   8

Are you sure the first number is only 6??

 

**The tire diameter is most always is bigger than the rim size..  6 <8?

 

I think the first number may be 16"..  Check the side of the tire tor the other front tire to confirm the size..  16 / 6.5 / 8 is a common front tire size for lawn tractors..  Take another look..  


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 09:33 AM

Are you sure the first number is only 6??

 

**The tire diameter is most always is bigger than the rim size..  6 <8?

 

I think the first number may be 16"..  Check the side of the tire tor the other front tire to confirm the size..  16 / 6.5 / 8 is a common front tire size for lawn tractors..  Take another look..  

now dont I look stupid... :(  I am going to edit my post now .. you are correct it is 16x6.5  / 8   thank you


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 09:35 AM

16 x 6.5 /  8

 

Its most likely a 16X6.50X8 like the others have said


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 10:28 AM

When you are trying to set a bead on a tubeless the volume of air counts more then pressure.  If it tends to leak pass the bead you can take a strap and run it around the center of the tire and just snug it so that it hold the bead next to the rim to seal it better.  DO NOT over tighten the strap you will defeat what you are trying to accomplish.  Ask me how I know...

 

Here is a couple of shots of my setup. 

 

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Posted June 24, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Bill. If you're having trouble seating the bead, it might be that your garage is to clean...
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Posted June 24, 2015 - 11:16 AM

When you are trying to set a bead on a tubeless the volume of air counts more then pressure.  If it tends to leak pass the bead you can take a strap and run it around the center of the tire and just snug it so that it hold the bead next to the rim to seal it better.  DO NOT over tighten the strap you will defeat what you are trying to accomplish.  Ask me how I know...

 

Here is a couple of shots of my setup. 

 

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yea I remebered that but of course I went for the over tight method :deadhorse:



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Posted June 24, 2015 - 12:51 PM

How many times have you bumped into that thing in the middle of the floor HDWB??   :wallbanging:  :poke:

 

As far as the seating the bead goes..  Once it pops stop putting air in until you remove the strap or rope or whatever you have around the tire & install the air valve..  The bead is in far enough to inflate the tire and pop it the rest of the way..  

 

If you install a tube the air that surrounds the tube will need to escape from the tire cavity prior to the bead seating.  DO NOT strap the tire when installing a tube..  It will seat just fine..


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 04:23 PM

 snarky comments ..anything you want :wave:

You are a poo poo head


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Posted June 24, 2015 - 04:55 PM

WYNTT; Actually that building is used for tire changes and it stores my bike so bumping into isn't a problem and when I'm working in there I'm using it.  :thumbs:


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