Friday, August 30, 2013

setting the bead



Rastled with that other rear tire for an hour once the sun was up high enough to heat it up a bit.  Ended up getting in on the rim TWICE in the wrong direction (yes - the tread pattern has a specific direction).  I tried the ratchet strap method to set the bead on these tubeless tires but it just wouldn't work.  Since I didn't have a bead seater, I decided to use the hillbilly method and that worked just fine.  92,98,64,0,C,.18

10 comments:

David Hooper said...

What the heck was that trick? Does it hurt much when your eyebrows flash incinerate?

rj said...
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rj said...

Another bead setting

Wm. Pugh said...

We use a TSI Cheetah Bead Seater on our stuff but your way works just as good cause we have use it in the field!

Rita B. said...

i'm gonna have to google that cuz i don't have a clue as to what you just did. if that's the hillbilly way, it's a little scary. You and those Duck Dynasty boys shouldn't be doing stuff like that.

Steve said...

Hillbilly indeed! I learned something new today. Nice.

They call me Moe! said...

Neat!

I used that method this spring for our lawn tractor - works real well.

-Moe

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Fire ! Me like fire !

WGZ said...

Worked in a gas station when I was 16 and have set a lot of beads over my years but learn't a new one today. That's pure fun and great hillbilly science!

edobnek said...

next time use one of those lighters with a long snoot