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Old 10-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Wd40 used for Tire Changing - Bead Locks to Stop Slipping Tires

I have never used WD40 to mount my tires - ever. To me it seems crazy to spray an oil based lube onto the bead and then assume the tire won't slip on the rim.
I'm curious as to what you think. Am I the only one that thinks WD40 doesn't belong on or in tires? Why do some people use bead locks? To prevent the tire from slipping - right? So why would anyone use oil on the bead?
I think soapy water or a proper bead lube is best. What do you think?
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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WD40 would be stupid as hell IMHO

soap and water at best because soap will dry sticky wd40 won't dry

you would be surprised at how much a tire can spin after a mounting on a vehicle ( i mark my rims and tires to see )

even discount tire was like DAMN matter of fact they sell a sticky mounting go to help combat the issue

so I wouldn't want to try something slipper on my bike that's for sure

folks use rim locks mostly because they air down for off road and if the tire slips it can rip the valve stem out of the tube

also it will throw your tire ballance out of true

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Old 10-05-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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I always install tires dry, unless they are really tough. If I do need lube I use the no mar lube. I've seen where dish soap can eat away at the tire rubber.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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I bought a gallon container of RuGlyde at NAPA years ago.

It works great and will last me another ten years.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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I've used it off & on for at least 20 years (WD40).... no problem. yes, there is better stuff
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:04 AM   #6
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Nomar tire goop works great. I've also used dish soap. That damn front Heidie on the GSA is a MOFO.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:11 AM   #7
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Road bike tyres run high enough pressure to ensure the tyre doesnt move on the rim, and are generally tubeless anyway. Off road bikes using low tyre pressures are either tubeless (much tighter fit between tyre and rim) or are tubed type which use rim-locks. Not likely to be any problems using WD40, but as soapy water is easily available for most people changing a tyre at a home workshop, its probably better to use that.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #8
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Windex. Slippery, dries fast, no fuss, no muss.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #9
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WD40 would be stupid as hell IMHO

Back in the late eighties/early nineties we ( Tulsa Trail Riders) put on some 3 and 4 day ISDE qualifiers. In 1994 we put on the ISDE at the Zink ranch near Tulsa. I watched the best off road riders in the world change tires. EVERY ONE of them that used tubes (some used the bib mousse) sprayed their tires with WD 40. I never saw any of them spin a tire on the rim. I have been using WD 40 for about 30 years without a problem.

The guys that used a bib mousse mostly used a non petroleum grease on their tires.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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Add me to the WD-40 list. I have tried using soap, never tried ru-glyde or any other tire mounting stuff. No issues with the tire moving, even with the pavement destroying 30#'s of torque my Ninja puts out.

Wd-40 doesnt last forever, by the time I need to remove the tires the beads are still stuck nice and tight. I scrub the wheels as clean as I can during each change anyway.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #11
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I have done a fair number of tires. I mounted a tire the other week and it wasn't round, although the beads popped loud and clear. After using vegetable soap, I said well a lot of people say wd40 works great so I tried that. The tire still wasn't round, so I rode another bike. The next week when I tore back into it and figured out the wheel was bent (). There was no trace to the wd40 to be found.

I might try it again.

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:57 PM   #12
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Windex. Slippery, dries fast, no fuss, no muss.
Also works great on rubber exhaust hangers on cars
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:57 AM   #13
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Windex. Slippery, dries fast, no fuss, no muss.
A++ for windex.
I have used shampoo out of my toiletries bag when traveling once to assist a bead to seat as I only had a small compressor.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #14
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Wd-40 doesnt last forever, by the time I need to remove the tires the beads are still stuck nice and tight. I scrub the wheels as clean as I can during each change anyway.
no problem using wd40. the stuff dries within a few minutes.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:46 AM   #15
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Windex. Slippery, dries fast, no fuss, no muss.
+2. That's what I use. It's cheap, easy to apply, and works well. One of these days I'll probably get some actual tire lube just to see if there's a difference, but I've had no problems using Windex.

Hair spray works well too, and dries tacky, but you've got to be fast because it dries pretty quickly. I really like it for putting grips on.
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