Entertaining reading here. I thought it was a bitch breaking the bead on the rear of an FJR, even with lube and the 2 x 4 & Avalanche trick.
When I pick up my 950 next week out in Calif for the ride back to Texas (some side adventures in AZ and NM) will be sure to take some RuGlide, the slime pump kit, tire irons and C clamp. That will insure I don't get a flat. Anyway, have had only one flat while riding since 1968...recently at about 40mph on my KLR. It was too easy, as it de-beaded its' own self.