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Old 04-27-2012, 12:02 PM   #16
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I have had good luck with the 10 1/2" Motion Pro spoon type tire iron. I have used it on some older stuck tubeless tires and always gotten them to break. It takes a few times to go around but they always break.
Turn the iron upside down so the lip bites the rim and lever down and keep working around. I am surprised what they will break being their compact size.
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I agree with using “spoons”, I use irons but same deal. Just learn to pop the bead with the irons because you have to carry them anyway. I have removed tube and tubeless tires this way. All the other methods mentioned have only frustrated me and I wind up using the irons.
I've never been able to get this to work with tubeless type tires on a rim with a safety bead. Avon Distanzia 120/70-17 and 150/60-17 and Metzler Tourance 150/70-17 were attempted on my DRZ400SM rims.

I even put the Distanzia 150 in a bench mounted vice, and the bead still hung onto the rim. I built a 4 foot long lever with a wooden leg to break the bead, but that isn't available in the field.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #17
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I broke one down once that took the entire weight of my KLR's side stand and would not break. I'm talkin leaning the bike over so almost all the weight of the bike is on the stand & wheel is in the air. No plastic wedge or tire spoon is gonna break that one, but C clamp with plate will break it. Note.... with plate. I have a tire machine at my shop... on the road I carry the clamp... it always wins.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:12 AM   #18
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but C clamp with plate will break it. Note.... with plate. I have a tire machine at my shop... on the road I carry the clamp... it always wins.
I'd be interested in seeing a pic of your setup if you could.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:55 PM   #19
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plate and clamp... clamp opening is 3"x5", so this particular one will work on any rim that is narrower than 5".



the aluminum plate is about 4"x6", 1/8" thick hard alloy (2024T3) & protects the rim & forces all the energy on to screw side... no power is lost on the plate side



the screw is read to go to work... it can drive all the way until the two beads touch

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:21 AM   #20
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Ahhh! Thanks Breezer! I was imagining a vertical a plate on the bead side to focus pressure on the bead. I love you KISS method though. I bet you could even get away with THIS and serve double duty.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #21
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yep.... thats one of the extra duties my plate is used for
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #22
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The kick stand works great but you need another bike with you.
Extra bike not required if you have a center stand. Works ok on my GSA front or back tire but have always tied the centerstand to header to prevent rolling off of it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #23
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I was able to break the bead of my Anakee 2's using the kickstand of my F800GS, while it was on the center stand. It was a bit awkward but it worked. To avoid this in the future, I just ordered on of these:
http://www.extremeoutback.com/produc...adbreaker.html . Read about it in a MCN comparison article here http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval...ulyBdBrkrs.pdf If or when I get to use it, I'll report back.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:14 PM   #24
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I broke the bead on my TW41 with my hands and boots.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #25
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I broke the bead on my TW41 with my hands and boots.
I break beads on tires with my kickstand (and by kickstand I do not mean the one on my bike)
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:08 PM   #26
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Cool2 Small Tire Iron

I haven't tried this one myself, but the distributor is great to work with. Good luck.

http://www.nhproequip.com/p/755/ken-...ires-model-tc9
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #27
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I break beads on tires with my kickstand (and by kickstand I do not mean the one on my bike)
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #28
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I'd be interested in seeing a pic of your setup if you could.
Same set up here but I use a more compact (sliding) F clamp.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #29
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I use a wedgie tool; I think mine is the Motion pro bead popper. Small, light, and easy to use once you figure it out. Requires a hammer, but I've always found a suitable rock when I'm roadside. First time I used it in the shop, I thought I'd been had, but once I got the knack, it never fails.

Much llghter and more compact than bead tools or c-clamps.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #30
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Crossed tire irons and soap

I use crossed tire irons and soap. I formerly used soap only after breaking the bead, but it helps a lot for breaking the bead too. I hold the tire irons with the hooks pointing away from each other and crossed about an inch or so from the rim. Levering the two tire irons against each other pushes the bead right off the seat.

Works on my KLR which is the same bike as the OP.

I've used the crossed tire irons without soap on day trips where I don't have soap handy.
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