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Old 07-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Damaged scooter tire bead

Tried to change the tires on my Kymco Agility scooter. Got the old tire off, couldn't get the new one on. Took it to a local shop. He was nice enough to charge me only $5.

He said I damaged the bead. Kind of bent it. He got it on and it appears to be holding. The first time he inflated the tire to set the bead it popped back off. Tried it a second time and it is holding.

When I got home I put the tire on the bike and did some low speed runs in the drive way, no problems. Then I deflated the tire and pushed it around. The bead held. Then I bump the tire up against the curb. The bead held,

Should or do I need to spend $75 on a new tire??
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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Tried to change the tires on my Kymco Agility scooter. Got the old tire off, couldn't get the new one on. Took it to a local shop. He was nice enough to charge me only $5.

He said I damaged the bead. Kind of bent it. He got it on and it appears to be holding. The first time he inflated the tire to set the bead it popped back off. Tried it a second time and it is holding.

When I got home I put the tire on the bike and did some low speed runs in the drive way, no problems. Then I deflated the tire and pushed it around. The bead held. Then I bump the tire up against the curb. The bead held,

Should or do I need to spend $75 on a new tire??
Got any pis of the affected bead area?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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No pics. It looks fine. But before installation the mechanic mentioned the damage.

I am going to get the crow bar out for the wallet and buy a new tire. a failure at 50 mph wouldn't be good.

Just kind of bumbed because I wanted to do the change myself and the fact i damaged the tire in my failed attempted to remount the tire.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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The real question is,
Why would a mechanic mount, install a bad tire
on vehicle, charge for it, and then say it is damaged?
Did he write on receipt,
tire damaged, no warranty, per customer request?
Who in their right mind would mount a tire that could fail
and injury people.
Most shops would have send you on your way, and refused the liability.
If what you say is true, you need a new tire, and new mechanic.
He had enough faith in it, to mount it, so he may think, it is ok.
I would ask him not the internet.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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And I would stop letting the air out of tires, and pushing them around and into curbs to see if it holds.
The weight of a vehicle, on a flat tire sidewall, and curb impacts, may do more damage to the tire, then the failed mounting attempts.
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