Tire repair

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I had a renter come back with a flat. It came off the bead so I gave him a spare and sent him on his way. Took it to the shop and went to bar it back on and lone behold he popped it off so the side opposite the “relief in the rim” So now it 1/2 on and 1/2 off on the wrong side and I can't pry it either way. Tire looks fine and is nearly new, I hate to cut it off and throw it away. Has anyone sucessfully pryied one on over the wrong side?
I'm thinking I may cut a section out of the rim and save the tire. Grr
Good thing he's a good customer.
Ken
 

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I think i have before, but it was using screw drivers and a rubber mallet, it did damage the tire a bit too. You should be able to take it to a tire shop and get them to pop it off for you without damaging it.
The only tires i really hand any success with were tube type, they didn't have the tough bead that tubeless ones have. I HATE trying to remove them, i damage them when trying to remove them by hand.
I'm sure you'll figure it all out!
 

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I think i have before, but it was using screw drivers and a rubber mallet, it did damage the tire a bit too. You should be able to take it to a tire shop and get them to pop it off for you without damaging it.
The only tires i really hand any success with were tube type, they didn't have the tough bead that tubeless ones have. I HATE trying to remove them, i damage them when trying to remove them by hand.
I'm sure you'll figure it all out!
Its a real fight but can be done! Lots of tire grease on both the wheel and the tire and many many four letter words and it can be done.
 

skidsteer.ca

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Its a real fight but can be done! Lots of tire grease on both the wheel and the tire and many many four letter words and it can be done.
Well, I ended up putting the rim back on the machine to hold it still. Greased it up and started prying it on, but I could'nt keep the opposite side from pulling back off as it it got tight. So I welded a piece of steel to the side of the rim to prevent it from coming back off and after that it actally went pretty good. I kept prying and hammering the bead in from the edge of the rim and in about 10 minutes I had it on. Took the zip cut and cut my bead holder back off.
So it is possible.
Tire has no hole it it must have been a slow bead leak, because when I checked the others they all had 18 to 25 psi, not the 30 I had put in last spring. Guess I should remove the tires this winter clean the beads and give them a coat of paint this winter.
Ken
 
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