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Old 11-13-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Advice on spooning the rear tire on?

Holy wow, I'm having a lot of trouble spooning a new scorpion rally on the rear 800 wheel. I've done a zillion narrower tires in my life but I'm new to these wide rims and I'm sucking hard. Just spent about a whole hour trying to get the last fifth of the bead into the rim. Popped the tube and gave up on it. Chewed up a whole bunch of rubber around the bead area too. I was using this kit and plenty of lube - the last section just WILL NOT roll over into the dish no matter how hard I try to pry.

Anyone willing to share some tips with me? What a sad, sad fail
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Scorps are far easier than Heidis, just double check that the lower bead isn't up against the rim, it must be down in the rim valley., same for the upper bead that is on the rim already. These tires just don't stretch.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Scorps are far easier than Heidis, just double check that the lower bead isn't up against the rim, it must be down in the rim valley., same for the upper bead that is on the rim already. These tires just don't stretch.
+1 Changing a tyre can take an hour of bloody hard work where you think you are going to break everything, or 10 mins, and its all about getting the bead into the valley. Try putting it on grass, and using your knees on the tyre to make sure the bead is compressed.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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That's the kit I use and the last 2 tires I have mounted have been Scorpion Rally's, so it can be done.

Actually pretty easy once you get the first side on. You just have to make sure to get as much of the sidewall into the center part of the rim. As you work up to the top, you may have to go back a little and redo the part closest to what you are working on. Use your hand and force it down. As you get near completion take baby bites.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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youtube videos taught me in minutes.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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good Lube, good round spoons and small bites. As stated, make sure the opposite side bead is in the rim valley.

If you're using the flat squarish spoons, they suck.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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three or four big zip tys can make a world of difference..

Make sure the "bottom" side is in the valley as well..then it will pop right on..
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #8
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:00 PM   #9
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The valve stem sticking up in the valley is enough to stop the whole process if doing by hand. Start opposite the valve stem and make certain the valve area is the last segmant where the bead will do it's final "popover"
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #10
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thanks guys, appreciate it. Time to kick some ass.
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Yep, that made it stupid easy.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:54 PM   #12
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Yep, that made it stupid easy.
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