View Single Post
Old 09-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #73
Dark Helmet
Studly Adventurer
Dark Helmet's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: You'll know when I know...
Oddometer: 702
Bead breaking without special tools

Here is the way I break the beads using only three tire tools. Works well, but sometimes have to work my way around the tire until the bead breaks completely. I have found that it is harder using the big tire iron in the center vs a standard iron. Your results may vary:

Oh, and I use Dyna beads, they work great and no need for special balancing tools. Some people use air soft pellets but I haven't tried that.

You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD -40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape
BMW 1200 GS Adventure
BMW 1970 R75/5
Suzuki DRZ 400S
Dark Helmet is offline   Reply With Quote