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Old 02-02-2017, 03:33 PM   #11
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kerrville, TX
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Re: Swapped tire for practice. Bead break pains.

Lol, Tourmaster!

The tires were cold by the time I started the swap. What baffles me is how do y'all use the kick stand to break the bead when the swing arm is precariously propped up with the kickstand and a piece of wood?! For safety reasons I tethered the rear to a overhanging tree limb(I know a tree may not be available in the field) so I was able to use the kickstand without dropping the bike, but it had no effect. I completely failed at using my trail kit. I ended up sandwiching the tire between my trucks hitch and a 2x4 on a jack. Even then it was a pain. Could I use a c-clamp as a frugal alternative to the pricey bead breaker?
2013 DR650
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