Originally Posted by canadasax
After reading this I decided I was going to give the "breakin the bead on the 950" a try... I jammed the side stand between the rim and the tire the best I could and slowly tipped the bike over on the tire. It was kind of a slow "wooosh" and the bead was broken. Wow, this was not hard at all...I had been worrying about what the heck I would do if I got a flat in the bush for about 8 months. It is very reassuring to know that it can be done without a lot of problems...
Yep, a whole lotta noise about nothing! Happy it worked out for you too.