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Old 05-09-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Motion Pro - BeadPro Tire Bead Breaker and Lever Tool

So I gave these Motion Pro tools a try today for the first time BeadPro Tire Bead Breaker.

So will it break the bead on the rear wheel of the Adventure? Yep sure will, quite well in fact. You have dick about a bit to get "fork" part in far enough, but it once there it pops it off straight away.

Is the lever part any good? Not really to broad and flat - I reverted to my normal spoons.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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I have an Abba bead breaker ,great bit of kit.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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I have an Abba bead breaker ,great bit of kit.
http://abbastands.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=11
Yeah but that is a bit big to throw in a tool bag

I actually brought these for on the road, travelling. For that purpose they work well.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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The Motion Pros are nice but don't accomplish anything that 3 stubby irons won't.
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The Motion Pros are nice but don't accomplish anything that 3 stubby irons won't.
Your a better man than me! I can't break the bead with stubby tire irons or even my spoons - and don't really like using the stand to do it.
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I'm really not trolling, or trying to cause a heated whatever... But why do you need to use a bead-breaker? Just plonk the wheel down on some soft ground, put your heel on the bead-wall, and let your body weight do it all?

Or am I the only one that is 100kg (+)? Been doing this since a kid though, and never a bead not broken.... Getting the damned bastard things to seat and pop correctly is a different story..!

Sorry to hijack, just really curious as I see this all the time and have never understood.
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I'm really not trolling, or trying to cause a heated whatever... But why do you need to use a bead-breaker? Just plonk the wheel down on some soft ground, put your heel on the bead-wall, and let your body weight do it all?

Or am I the only one that is 100kg (+)? Been doing this since a kid though, and never a bead not broken.... Getting the damned bastard things to seat and pop correctly is a different story..!

Sorry to hijack, just really curious as I see this all the time and have never understood.
I can do that with anything other the 4" rim on the back of the Adventure, generally not even that extreme, a quick lever under the edge of the rim and bang it is done, but I can't do it this rim due the safety bead. I could be to unco though :)

Getting it to seat is no problem, little soap and they will sometimes pop on at 20psi, mostly a little more.

I actually like changing the tyre, once the bead is broken comes off and goes on really easy.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #8
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Craig was mounting and dismounting Hidenau K60's which have really stiff beads.

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[QUOTE=ciedema;21370657]I can do that with anything other the 4" rim on the back of the Adventure, generally not even that extreme, a quick lever under the edge of the rim and bang it is done, but I can't do it this rim due the safety bead. I could be to unco though :)

I agree; bought these and received a week before my first flat on the 950; very lucky for me. They work like a charm. The easiest I have ever had actually and it was the rear. Nicely made as well.
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Your a better man than me! I can't break the bead with stubby tire irons or even my spoons - and don't really like using the stand to do it.

It's easy you could do it for sure, put three irons in the bead a few inches apart, push down the outer two and pry up with the middle one it's the same principle as the MP units.
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It's easy you could do it for sure, put three irons in the bead a few inches apart, push down the outer two and pry up with the middle one it's the same principle as the MP units.
Yeah, right-- I'll believe that and alchemy work when I see it actually happen.

I have had nothing but bad luck working with the rear tires on my bike: I have broken or discarded several lauded and well-regarded tools attempting to do so, and have been seriously considering the unfortunate but prudent prospect of giving up backcountry travel (the very reason I bought a 990) because if I flat a tire out there, I have no way to fix it.

I have seen this MP bead breaker favorably reviewed in a national magazine, and I've seen it offered for sale at KTM Twins. I hope it works because it may well be the last hope I've got for breaking a bead away from the 5' bar & trailer spare that I know work for me, and I know painfully well the quoted method doesn't work.

Meanwhile, I'll read on & decide whether I want to purchase yet another bead-breaking tool...
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:51 AM   #12
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Yeah, right-- I'll believe that and alchemy work when I see it actually happen.

I have had nothing but bad luck working with the rear tires on my bike: I have broken or discarded several lauded and well-regarded tools attempting to do so, and have been seriously considering the unfortunate but prudent prospect of giving up backcountry travel (the very reason I bought a 990) because if I flat a tire out there, I have no way to fix it.

I have seen this MP bead breaker favorably reviewed in a national magazine, and I've seen it offered for sale at KTM Twins. I hope it works because it may well be the last hope I've got for breaking a bead away from the 5' bar & trailer spare that I know work for me, and I know painfully well the quoted method doesn't work.

Meanwhile, I'll read on & decide whether I want to purchase yet another bead-breaking tool...
I have done with the side and center stands - not a big fan of either method, they work but are awkward imho. I have used the tyrepliers - okay but slow.

Short of a lever based bead breaker the MP tools are fantastic. Some times you need to take a couple goes at it about 6" apart but they work. I have even used them on cold day in NFL on K60s, which was a horrid tyre change.
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Yeah, right-- I'll believe that and alchemy work when I see it actually happen.

Ahhh ya got me, I totally made it up, pulled it straight outta my ass!Open your mind and give it a try.


Here's a man in flip flops practicing a bit of alchemy.
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I've had good luck with these in my garage.
Broke the bead on the OEM Scorpions, and on the first set of 908RR's.
Good stuff.
I have yet to need them trailside. I hope that record continues.

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At home I use some long spoons. That Bead Buddy I have not seen as useful.
I'm about to put my Neduro safety shoes on and head out to the garage and change tires.
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