Arrrrrrrrrr......i just pinched 3 tubes in a row!!

Man, I am trying to put a new rear tire on and I pinched 3 tubes in a row!!!!!!!! Not my day today. I have pinched a tube or two in the past, but I never have this problem. Just not my day today. I had to walk away and come inside. Frustrating to say the least.

i suggest having it done from now on, sounds like it cost you more in tubes than it cost to just have it done

Before it spoon on the second bead, I add a little air to the tube... just enough to keep it from getting pinched under my spoons. I haven't pinched a tube since I started doing this. :banghead:

Use moose HD tubes, air them up a little, powder them, problem solved.

In addtion to putting a little air in the tube, I coat the tube in baby powder. No more tube pinches :banghead:

i dread replacing tubes :banghead:

Yeah, i always coat it with baby powder, but I never add air. I will now. I have never had problems before. It really didn't cost anything but time. A pinched tube can be patched. If you don't patch a little tear like that, you are throwing money away.

Tube changes made easy.

1. always add enough air to keep the tube from folding over on itself inside the tire

2. Never (NEVER) take the tire changing rods bast the 90 degree point

You make sure the bead is in the the trough of the rim (use knee if have

to) take tool to 90 degree point and push bead down into rim. Work your

way around the rim.

I have recently started using wd40 instead of a soapy solution for lubricant as I have been shown that the wd40 dries up tacky and provides additional stickiness for holding the tire in place on the rim.

Before it spoon on the second bead, I add a little air to the tube... just enough to keep it from getting pinched under my spoons. I haven't pinched a tube since I started doing this. :banghead:

I do this and press my fingers against the tube moving it away from rim where the tire iron will be placed. the final bite with iron I make sure i feel the tube move away from the rim.

im think about just gettin a stand for replacing tires/tube. its like 150-200 i think but will save me lots in tube and/or service plus its prob wayyy easier than irons especiall since sum1 jacked my big tire iron

I bought the made in China junk tire stand and MC adapter from Harbor Freight. On sale the total was $47.

It works pretty good. I've changed 3 rears and 2 fronts with no pinches. :banghead:

i suggest having it done from now on, sounds like it cost you more in tubes than it cost to just have it done

Precisely. Thats is exactly why I dont even waste my time with them.

the air and powder is the key also

but a maxxis 120/90-19 tire is a bitch no matter what

Bridgestone ultra-heavy duty tubes.

WD 40 on tire bead/rim

a little air in tube.

talcolm powder all over tube.

remove rubber nipple guard band and replace with 2 covers of duct tape over spoke nipples.

put on knee braces/guards and use lots of knee.

Precisely. Thats is exactly why I dont even waste my time with them.
My opinion too. Just pay the man!

Be careful about saying that too loud though, 'cuz there's a whole slew of manly-men here on TT who;ll tell you you're a nancy-boy if you don't change your own tires, even though you don't ride a DRZ or wear spandex.

I work at a motorcycle shop that has a snap-on tire changing station (@$6000.00) and sometimes I still run into some tires that just DO NOT want to be mounted. WD-40, Tri-flo, Dawn and water, air, no air, baby powder, doesn't matter. Some tires and tubes just hate you and there's nothing you can do accept it and move on.

I'll change the front no prob but a 120 tire on the back i take to the guy at the track and he does it for 20 bucks unless I'm just board

OK....all tubes are patched, and the tire is on. Looks like I neede to walk away and come back. I will say that the Dunlop 773 rear was a hard tire to mount. I have mounted 2 so far and they have both been hard to work with.

OK....all tubes are patched, and the tire is on. Looks like I neede to walk away and come back. I will say that the Dunlop 773 rear was a hard tire to mount. I have mounted 2 so far and they have both been hard to work with.

what size?

i dread replacing tubes :banghead:

Yes it truly sucks :banghead:

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