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Old 05-01-2017, 09:06 PM
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Great tutorial as usual. I've however used your (and other's) fire technique for seating bead to rim, with no ill effects. Such barbarism!

These types of tires (tubeless) have several cons as they sometimes leak around the rim and you can have the same issue getting the bead set again if the tire should completely deflate and fall off the rim.

Of course there's option B which is to use split rims and an inner tube...but I think for larger go kart or powersports vehicles, tube-type tires or split rims are quite limited. I'm not entirely sure on that but it's kind of an obsolete technology.
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