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I had a difficult time sealing tire beads when changing tires. I searched YouTube for a solution and someone said that if you take a 20 inch bicycle tube and inflate it enough to take up the gap then you can seal it easily. I tried it and it does work :banana-wrench: Once it's mostly sealed then remove the tube and continue inflating. Sometimes it takes a couple tries but eventually it will seal. :handgestures-thumbupright: Let most of the air out once it pops to be able to remove the tube. I used a centering cone from amazon to center the wheel on the tire machine and also to help protect it from scratches. Also got this tire machine adapter in the following YouTube link to change tires easily and it works :banana-wrench:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CBR5Y21D?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

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Pullstart

Better yet, I’ll trade you a 2” ratchet strap to squeeze the tire in, for dibs on that pull start 10 horse Kohler that Richie has :lol:

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cafoose
21 minutes ago, Pullstart said:

Better yet, I’ll trade you a 2” ratchet strap to squeeze the tire in, for dibs on that pull start 10 horse Kohler that Richie has :lol:

Already got several 2" straps and I tried that but it doesn't always work. If I make it too tight it pushes the tread in before it widens the bead separation

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ebinmaine
11 minutes ago, cafoose said:

Already got several 2" straps and I tried that but it doesn't always work. If I make it too tight it pushes the tread in before it widens the bead separation

 

 

Agreed. 

I've tried that and failed completely.  

 

Now.... tubes for all tires!!!

 

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cafoose
11 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Now.... tubes for all tires!!!

These are 17 inch truck tires and they're not mine, mounting them for a friend. I put tubes in all my :wh: tires :handgestures-thumbupright:

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WHX??

I usually have no problems with straps.

Been known to do the old starting fluid trick tho... :hide:

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ebinmaine
13 minutes ago, WHX?? said:

 

Been known to do the old starting fluid trick tho... :hide:

 

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WHX??
5 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

 

:happy-bouncyredfire:

Only on the fourth of July EB...:lol:

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Pullstart

Cheetah air tank. :handgestures-thumbupright:

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ranger

If I have this problem, I will support the tire, usually on another larger wheel rim, put my foot on the wheel rim and push to get one bead partially seated, to the point it won’t easily come off when I do the same to the other side. One important thing I’ve learned is to remove the valve core to ensure maximum flow of air into the tire. With the core in place you may find that the air is escaping as fast as you’re putting it in!

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