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Re: (ET) tires and tubes...
Hard to add to all the good advice. I use a rope and a pipe or something
to twist it ,
The rope centered around the tire. Twisting the handle thightens the
center and spreads
the bead back onto the rim. A compressor sure makes the job a whole lot
easier. I have
never been without one at the house or shop for at least the past 45
years. Even one of
the 12v models would help. A one inch cargo hold down strap also does a
The 4.8/4.00 is the width.
I want to hear more from Neil about the foam. "Great Stuff" I presume, but
how does it
hold up in the long run? I have often been tempted to try it in tires.
flexable" type would work the best I assume. I am somewhat concerned about
it apart if it does not work. Slime available at the auto supply can be a
big help as
well, as it prevents leaks and seals punctures on the fly.
dave barden wrote:
> Well I neglected to check the tires before driving my E12 out of the
> garage today.
> Consequently I suceeded in pushing the tubeless tire right off the rim
> that is broke
> the seal. So I'm thinking the best (read easiest) solution might be to
> simply throw a
> tube in it rather than wrassling with trying to get the bead to reseal.
> The tire
> sidewall reads something like 4.8/4.00 - 8. The 8 is the diameter I
> take it but what
> are the 4.8 and 4.00?? I don't have an air compressor available so
> that's why I'm
> thinking tubes. Any comments/suggestion??