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#2268755 - 05/23/11 10:54 AM Neat trick for seating a tire bead
dla Offline


Registered: 01/31/08
Posts: 41
Loc: MD
I had a tire that was flat on my tractor. I didn't see it at first (it was the tire against the garage wall) and pulled out of the garage and worked the bead loose from the rim.

Despite having an air compressor I couldn't get the tire bead to set properly against the rim. Air just kept leaking out the side of the tire.

Totally frustrated I called my dad looking for some words of wisdom and asked if he had any ideas on how to get the bead set on the tire. Without missing a beat he said "I sure do. Go get an old leather belt that you don't wear anymore. Wrap it around the tire, staying in the center of the tread pattern. Pull down on the belt like you are trying to tighten it and add air at the same time. The belt squeezing on the center of the tire will bulge the sidewalls out and seat the bead for you".

I went and did exactly as he said and immediately the bead set and was holding air. Hopefully this trick will help you guys out if you should have the same misfortune of a flat tire that is off the bead.
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#2268760 - 05/23/11 11:06 AM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2185
Loc: MN
Been using that one for years.

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#2268768 - 05/23/11 11:12 AM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30822
Loc: ME
That is a good trick. You can also use a 1 inch tie down strap and then twist a stick in it round and round.

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#2268770 - 05/23/11 11:13 AM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 7444
Loc: Virginia Beach
Nice...beats the heck out of the flammable gas "Red Neck" method...
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#2268817 - 05/23/11 12:10 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: Astro14]
engineerscott Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 364
Loc: Southeast USA
Yeah, I do the same thing with a rope and a bar of some sort. I tie the rope around the middle of the tire, then I use something like a combination wrench to go under the rope then I twist it to take up slack and increase the pressure along the center of the tire while adding air. This usually does the trick. As the other guys say, better than using a can of ether and a match.

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#2268826 - 05/23/11 12:19 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: Astro14]
Stanley Rockafeller Offline


Registered: 03/29/05
Posts: 691
Loc: Van, B.C.
Originally Posted By: Astro14
Nice...beats the heck out of the flammable gas "Red Neck" method...


I dunno, that's a pretty neat trick.
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#2268849 - 05/23/11 01:12 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
greenaccord02 Offline


Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 5215
Loc: Houston, Tx, USA
Never heard of that, I've been using the redneck method ever since I saw some mexicans pop a tire back on a 4 wheeler using WD40. Used it just the other day on a riding mower, in fact. Yours sounds better, and is actually handier because I don't always have a bottle of flammable stuff on hand.
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#2268876 - 05/23/11 02:02 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 5696
Loc: MI
Are you talking about lawn tractor, compact tractor, or farm tractor here?

Turf tires or ag tires?

Thanks

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#2268962 - 05/23/11 03:55 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
Craig in Canada Offline


Registered: 04/06/06
Posts: 1995
Loc: Toronto-ish, Canada
I did OK seating OPE tires by removing the valve from the valve stem and using the blow gun attachment for my shop air instead of an inflator which was too restrictive through the valve. I noticed that tire shops set the bead with the valve removed from the stem too so I thought I'd try it before moving on to more complicated methods.

With the trigger pulled on the blow gun I sort of wobbled the rim in the tires and it seated enough to start to hold pressure. Luck, maybe smile Just remove the blow gun, replace the valve in the stem and overinflate slightly to help make it "permanent".



Edited by Craig in Canada (05/23/11 03:55 PM)

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#2268969 - 05/23/11 04:03 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 3451
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
I have used the rachet type tie-downs. You can get the tire to buldge without all the belt/stick/ wind up combinations. Works good though. I actually saw a worker at Walmart useing this method to seat a ATV tire, thats where I stole it from.
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#2269202 - 05/23/11 08:35 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
steve20 Offline


Registered: 06/19/07
Posts: 3380
Loc: Morris County NJ
Thanks DLA-never thought of that one-AND thank your Dad for me too!
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#2269212 - 05/23/11 08:42 PM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: tmorris1]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 9506
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Originally Posted By: tmorris1
Been using that one for years.


+1. I've also gotten ATV tires to re-seat this way using a ratchet/strap like panzer suggests above. Lubing up the bead with dish soap helps too.

Joel


Edited by JTK (05/23/11 08:43 PM)
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#2269445 - 05/24/11 06:06 AM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
Jeepster_nut Offline


Registered: 04/20/05
Posts: 980
Loc: East Coast
I use the WD-40 or hairspray method. Works like a charm.
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#2269534 - 05/24/11 08:43 AM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
boraticus Offline


Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 2659
Loc: Canada
"I use the WD-40 or hairspray method. Works like a charm."

Fire and noise!! Far more entertaining!

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#2269558 - 05/24/11 09:18 AM Re: Neat trick for seating a tire bead [Re: dla]
Nick R Offline


Registered: 07/14/09
Posts: 11124
Loc: Albany, NY
I always did like the explosive method of doing it. Much more entertaining.
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