Author Topic: Tyre levers and bead breakers  (Read 894 times)

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Offline paul.chucky

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Re: Tyre levers and bead breakers
Reply #10 on: 20 March, 2021, 02:12:37 PM
I made my own bead breaker from some old box tubing and some threaded bar and half hour welding i`ve three 18inch tyre levers and some plastic rim protectors ( A MUST )
Only reason for above was that i used to run part worn tyres etc on a track bike and  off-road bikes
TBH if you only change your tyres once a year it`s worth 20 to have a shop do it for you.

 no hassle and no scrap tyres  :028: :028:
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Offline Scootyman

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Re: Tyre levers and bead breakers
Reply #11 on: 17 May, 2021, 09:59:58 PM
I change the tyres on my scooter which are of the tubeless type and it can sometimes be one hell of a job to break the bead on them. I use a hand clamp that works in a similar way to a silicone gun and once I get it started, I use a tyre lever to wedge it off from its seat and then your away. I have a small 25 litre compressor which I use to re seat the new tyres. I take the valve core out and give it a good squirt of air which usually seats it properly first time. I live out in the sticks so its handy having the equipment to do the job myself.
The tyre levers I use are the Motion pro ones with a ring spanner end and a pair of normal tyre levers which gives me a different option.
Ive been toying with the idea of doing a set of tyres on the bike but wondering if it would be harder than the 16 scooter ones I change.
If so, Id leave it to the bike shop.