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    WTB TCS Weirwolf wont mount on Bonty TLR rim

    Darn bead is just too tight. Can't get the second side mounted more than 3/4. Busticated 2 tire levers. I have tried soapy water, Vaseline, leaving it out in the sun.....nothing works. Every time I try and push up the last 1/4, it pops off somewhere else.

    And to make matters worse I can't even take the tire off! The one side that is mounted wont lift over the rim to remove it.

    VERY frustrated. Any tips/suggestions?
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    they are tight, just make sure you get the bead down in the bead pocket in the rim all the way around.

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    WTB TCS Weirwolf wont mount on Bonty TLR rim

    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    Darn bead is just too tight. Can't get the second side mounted more than 3/4. Busticated 2 tire levers. I have tried soapy water, Vaseline, leaving it out in the sun.....nothing works. Every time I try and push up the last 1/4, it pops off somewhere else.

    And to make matters worse I can't even take the tire off! The one side that is mounted wont lift over the rim to remove it.

    VERY frustrated. Any tips/suggestions?
    http://mtbtires.com/site2/tech/77-ho...mounting-video

    http://mtbtires.com/site2/tech/77-ho...-removal-video
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    they are tight, just make sure you get the bead down in the bead pocket in the rim all the way around.
    I cant get the bead over the rim
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    WTB TCS Weirwolf wont mount on Bonty TLR rim

    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    I cant get the bead over the rim
    Which is why you need to do that.
    Watch the videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Which is why you need to do that.
    Watch the videos.
    Do what:?

    I watched the videos. The tire just rolls on in the first one. I can't push mine up like he does in the video.
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    WTB TCS Weirwolf wont mount on Bonty TLR rim

    Quote Originally Posted by skankingbiker View Post
    Do what:?

    I watched the videos. The tire just rolls on in the first one. I can't push mine up like he does in the video.
    Because you need to get the tire bead into the center drop of the rim.
    Detailed better in the removal video.
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    Also, Mount the valve area last! If you mount the valve area first you will have to stretch further as the valve impedes the center channel of the rim.

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    Just keep at it man. You will get it. Shiggy and the others gave lots of good tips. When I first started doing tubeless with Stans Rims and tight tires I was positive that it was impossible. Now I switch out tires all the time. While not necessary, I have found that inflating the tire you intend to mount tubeless on another rim with a tube overnight to stretch it and give it some shape helps too.

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