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: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458452
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.
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