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Posted September 27, 2016 - 11:12 AM

I have a pair of 23-10.50-12 AG tires and 10.50-12 rims to put them on. The rim seems to small inside the tire how do you get the bead to seat ? These are stiff tires, is there a tool to squeeze the center of the tire so the side walls push out enough for them to seat ? take them to a truck tire center ? HELP.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 11:18 AM

I broke the bead on the front tire my ZT1500 and the bead would not seal with a tight fit. I used a tie down strap and cinched it up until the bead would seal. Was a real PIA.


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 11:25 AM

I plan to use a tube, myself. Seems like these things are pretty tough to seat, but I've seen folks use the ratchet strap around the outside, and even starting fluid sprayed in, then lit to blast it on the bead! Good luck!


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 11:46 AM

The rim is to wide, a 10.50 tire is usually mounted on an 8.50 wheel.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 12:12 PM

The rim is to wide, a 10.50 tire is usually mounted on an 8.50 wheel.

You are exactly correct they sent the wrong size rims and I did not know they wouldn't fit.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 12:55 PM

You are exactly correct they sent the wrong size rims and I did not know they wouldn't fit.

glad I could help.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 01:09 PM

Learned something useful here, thanks!


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 02:45 PM

I wouldn't say they "wouldn't fit".  It'll work but as you know its not gonna be easy.  Tube might be your best bet at this point.


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 03:02 PM

What size tire would normally be mounted on a 10.5 rim? 26-12.5-12?


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 03:16 PM

26x12x12

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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Someone is looking for those 10.5" wide wheels!



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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:55 PM

A ratchet strap and sunshine could be your friend!


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:22 PM

I broke the bead on the front tire my ZT1500 and the bead would not seal with a tight fit. I used a tie down strap and cinched it up until the bead would seal. Was a real PIA.

Lot of times when I get a bead leak which is common on old tires, I remove the valve core, roll the bead down away from the rim enough to work some slime in with an acid brush.  Did that again this morning on a front tire on a QT.  One side was leaking 1/2 way around.  Give it the slime treatment, 15 lbs of air and let it sit.  Had 14 lbs this evening so tomorrow it goes back down to 11 or 12.



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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:23 PM

If you've even looked at a tire while it's off the rim you will see that the sidewalls naturally angle in, if you put a 10.50 tire on a 10.50 rim it will force the sidewalls to be straight which could easily lead to the tire popping off the bead if you run them low on air or hit a big enough bump.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 06:37 PM

The trick to using the rachet strap is you only tighten it just enough for the bead to be touching the shoulder of the rim.  Take the valve core out and you need a large volume of air to get the beads to seat. Hit it hard and fast with the air and that usually works on.  

 

I had a rim go bad on my MC so today I took a new to me rim and mounted the tire from the bad rim.  Went on like a greased pig but when I put it on the other rim it fought me tooth and nail.  Tires can be funny beast's. 


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