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Old March 2nd, 2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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Holy S#@t, good thing I had beer.

So, I bought a trials tire to run on the rear of my 300. Benefits are higher traction most everywhere (Except mud and loam) and they do less damage on the trails.

From what I read, it is best to mount your trials tire dry as they get enough traction to spin on the rim (even with rim locks); any moisture left over only makes things worse. Anyhoo, I bought a MRP tire changing stand (worth every penny-Can Be Seen HERE ), new tires and tubes and went to town.

After I got the old tire off, I got rid of the old rim tape, used brakekleen to clean the rim and wrapped a couple of loops of duct tape over the spoke heads. Let me tell you, the combination of a clean, dry rim and a new dry tire makes for a fantastic experience ( if taking 30 minutes to put a tire on a rim counts ). After I muscled it into place, it took 80 psi to set the bead. :tonka:

My arms are shot. BTW, with the MRP stand and soapy water, it took me a little over five minutes to do the front tire.
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Old March 2nd, 2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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I felt the same way the first time i mounted my ltbs... now its no problem. Mounting stuff dry does suck
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 01:55 PM   #3
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I hate mounting tires, I gave up saturday and brought my wheels to my buddies bike shop and had him do it.


Got some Bridgestone Ultra Heavy-duty tubes while I was at it. Regular tubes are around 1.5mm thick, these babies are 4.5mm thick
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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I hate mounting tires, I gave up saturday and brought my wheels to my buddies bike shop and had him do it.


Got some Bridgestone Ultra Heavy-duty tubes while I was at it. Regular tubes are around 1.5mm thick, these babies are 4.5mm thick
Dude - I have the same tubes! They feel weird eh?
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:25 PM   #5
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Boohoo

Now try doing that as a job.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:30 PM   #6
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Now try doing that as a job.
Dude, you don't mount them dry do you? I don't mind tire changing as long as I have some soapy water. :)
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Now try doing that as a job.
I'll bring them in and give you work
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 10:21 PM   #8
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Dude - I have the same tubes! They feel weird eh?
Pretty sure I won't have to worry about pinch flats now


Found this on KTM Talk, from left to right, regular tube, MSR HD, Moose HD, Bridgestone Ultra HD.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #9
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Dude, you don't mount them dry do you? I don't mind tire changing as long as I have some soapy water. :)
Sometimes I have to but most of the time I use tire lube. There's still not a tire made in the 17" size that seems to fit well.
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Sometimes I have to but most of the time I use tire lube. There's still not a tire made in the 17" size that seems to fit well.
17" tubeless are probably the hardest thing on Earth to mount. (IBmountjokes)

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