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I have installed 100's of tires on every type wheel and/or style motorcycle and if you are fighting to mount/dismount the tire you are doing it wrong. Its not NoMar or any other tire machines fault, its your technique.
Significantly disagree with all due respect.Iíve done other tires myself. I couldnít do these MT60s, and the mom & pop shop had trouble as well until they pulled out the snot.Some tires are tougher than others.Proper lube helps.Proper tools help.
I've never needed more than 40-50 PSI to seat a tire. As I recall my Pirelli Scorpion tire installation on my Griso went very smoothly. Perhaps you gouged the rim enough to cause a problem. Check the shoulders and get a little more lube on before trying to seat the tire again. That said, I've seen others reporting bad tires so you may well have a defect on your hands.
Please, ObiWan, explain what technique I need to use to inflate a tire?
Btdt, I had a ft tire on my DR650 on and off at least 3 times before I finally got it to seat, high pressure, hot sun and bouncing was the cure for that b*tch. Your air chuck that you have to hold on and force air through the valve into the valve stem isn't helping you. It's the big inrush of tank pressure that will seat it,,,, remove the valve stem innards,,, get a clip on chuck, cover everything with a blanket, and then open up the regulator from the tank to the hose, or a foot valve would be sweet (it's on my list but not in the shop yet, lol). It sounds like you may want to take the tire off and clean up all that lube first or you will have problems later. I've seen some of the racer boys use tire warmers, or as has been suggested make up little hot boxes, tarps over chairs etc with work lamps inside, front of the woodstove, etc I've got a set of tires sitting in my hot car for the last couple of days, waiting for me to get the stars aligned for my own tire battles, lol. Put the tools down, take a break and come back at it with a fresh set of eyes, always helps me when I'm stuck and frustrated. It'll come, good luck and stay safe
I've come across several posts on sites like Bay Area Riders (BARF) that complain the made-in-china Metzelers are smaller by 1-2 mm than the old ones make in Germany. All these posts are from 2014: "One odd thing I have noticed with the China production tires is that they seem almost 1mm smaller compared to prior Euro production tires. It takes a little extra pressure to get them seated on the rim.""Seems like the 17" tires are actually 16.98" in size""And yes they were a bigger bitch than I remember to shoe-on with tire irons than the Spanish made ones.""So far the only issues to report are the mutha effin tight fit issues during the install process.Haven't heard of any operational issues."I can tell you one thing...mounted or not, it will be a cold day in hell before I buy another Chinese Pirelli/Metzeler tire!
These issues lead me to buy my tires from my dealer and he puts them on.
Put the tools down, take a break and come back at it with a fresh set of eyes, always helps me when I'm stuck and frustrated. It'll come, good luck and stay safe
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