What do you have against tubes? Seriously, it's difficult to start the
inflation of a tire onto a tubeless rim if the tire has taken a 'set' from
another orientation. A decent service station can easily do it on their
machine. Sometimes a DIY approach that works is to wrap a piece of rope around
the circumference of the tire and squeeze it until the beads spread out against
the rim. Have a good supply of air available. And good luck.
52TD (with tubes)
77MGB (with tubes)
Skye Poier wrote:
> Here's a presumably easy question.
> I'm moving some radials from my old, tatty wire wheels to my shiny, new
> mags. I have the rubber on the mags, but I can't get the buggers to
> inflate because the bead isn't set. I tried squirting dishwashing
> liquid around both sides in the hope that it would help get the bead
> started but all it does it make nice bubbles. This wasn't an issue with the
> wires because they had tubes..
> I can't imagine I need to take the tire off the rim and put it back
> on right onto the bead... do you need some sort of high powered air
> source to get it started or something?? What's the secret.
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