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I have some questions regarding tire changing. I am planing to buy dot Knobs like the mt 21 or some less agressive tires that are safe on the road. I also want to buy a complete rear rim to mount a very agressive tire for our fun south New Jersey sand and mud!!! It will also be nice to run a 47 rear sprocket and swap tires very quickly. I will not buy the front rim just because it is very easy to change thr front tire.

What is the best way to break the bead on the tire without expencive tools.

Thanks for all of your help it is greatly apprecieated :applause:

Eric

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breaking the bead should not be a problem. i just got done reversing my rear tire. i sprayed it with wd40 & used a tire iron while stepping on tire. bead broke real easy.

as long as you have decent tire irons you'll be fine.

and the dot knobbys are not necessarily safe on the road, they may just last longer.

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Just completely deflate the tire, remove the nuts on the rim lock and valve stem, lay the wheel/tire assembly on the grass (sprocket side down) and put the heel of your foot near the bead of the tire and work it until it pops. After that, it becomes easier to unseat the bead all around the tire.

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As others have said, step on it, kneel on it, c-clamp it....

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