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#1 dthomp17 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 03:40 PM

I had to put a tube in one of my rear tires on my SS16 and now I can't get the bead to pop out completely. The recommended pressure listed on the tire is only 6 psi and it's badly dry rotted. I lubricated the tire and rim with dishwashing soap solution and ran the air pressure up to 25 psi with no luck. I'm afraid to go any higher because of the poor condition of the tire. Any suggestions?

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 03:53 PM

Have you tapped on the bead of the rim with a rubber hammer, a lot of times that will help it seat. Good Luck. Let us know how it works out for you.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 04:02 PM

I tried tapping on the bead with a hammer and that didn't work either.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 05:25 PM

Keep the tire filled with the maximum pressure you have in it now. Then pick the tire up and try bouncing it up and down while rotating the wheel. This helps to blow the side walls out against the rim bead.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:06 PM

Try a ratchet strap around the center line of the tire, and bounce it as suggested.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:19 PM

I've had tires that refused to completely seat, so just put them on & drove it a while....beads seated fine on their own. But do put 10 to 12psi before trying. If the tires can't handle 12psi, then they won't last long anyway.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 10:19 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I finally got the tire to seat. I broke down the tire again, re-lubricated with soap solution, and re-pressured to 25 psi making sure that the area of the tire that originally failed to seat actually seated first. Since both sides of the tire failed to seat originally, I did each side separately. Don't know if doing each side separately made a difference but it worked. Have any of you had to put that kind of pressure on these tires to get them to seat?

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 10:24 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I finally got the tire to seat. I broke down the tire again, re-lubricated with soap solution, and re-pressured to 25 psi making sure that the area of the tire that originally failed to seat actually seated first. Since both sides of the tire failed to seat originally, I did each side separately. Don't know if doing each side separately made a difference but it worked. Have any of you had to put that kind of pressure on these tires to get them to seat?


Yes quite often to get a tire to seat. Any more and I would want to use a 500 foot air hose though.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 07:41 PM

:iagree:




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