Tire seating

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-08-07, 07:32 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Plymouth
Posts: 75
Tire seating

My snapper rider front tire lost the seat on the rim. How do I reseat the tire? I have an air compressor.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-08-07, 11:56 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,821
I'd remove it, remove the valve stem core, and while inflating with a rubber tipped blower nozzle, put pressure on the tire in such a way that makes the bead work it's way to the rim. An easier way would be to carry it to a tire shop and let someone who has a knack for it put it back. It can be difficult. A tire shop probably would do it for free or very little.
 
  #3  
Old 05-09-07, 02:07 AM
puey61's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 3,224
If you don't have access to an inflatable beading strap, then a little trick that works fairly well is using a heavy rope (1/2" or so) and placing it around the circumference and drawing it so that it squeezes the tire to a point that forces the bead outward.
 
  #4  
Old 05-09-07, 05:05 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Plymouth
Posts: 75
Thanks, I will give it a try
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes