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    just wondering if anyone has any info on how to get a bead back on the rim on the trail without air.. would have drove it flat in the snow but not off the bead. didnt feal like totaling a 100$ tire.

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    starting fluid and a match.. be careful though it packs a massive punch
    better to start out in small squirts into the tire first.

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    Most atv's have a cigarette lighter and those small compressors are so cheap. That compressor and a rachet strap will make life easy, so why not carry it in your atv bag or box? Wrap the rachet strap around the tread of the tire and tighten it up real good, then hit it with the compressor. That method has worked for me on the trail.

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    The starter fluid is WAY more fun!

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    I agree with both of you! That being said though I just carry a small but fairly powerful bicycle tire pump and a ratchet strap.
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    I can bead them back on right on the bike with one of those small compressors..a bottle of Slime spread around the rim and an extra set of hands to hold it just right. It's even easier, and safer, to use a ratchet strap with the tire off the ATV. I won't travel anymore without my flat tire kit of a 12v compressor, two bottles of slime and a good plug kit. I started carrying all this stuff with my stock tires. Since switching to Mud Bugs I haven't had a flat related to the tires. I rode one out flat with a broken aluminum rim 12 miles and it never even came off the bead. Tough tire.
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    I always cary a couple of crossman 4 ounce disposable CO2 cartridges:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=275084

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    Oh yeah, I forgot the most important part. Remove the valve stem core before setting the bead. This allows a larger volume into the tire faster. Once it's beaded reinstall the valve stem core and inflate.

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    Default thanx

    i knew about the starter fluid one but the compressor seems like it has more uses not just to get it back on the bead but you can air it up. lol i dont know why i didnt have my mini comp. with me in my truck. thanx again

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    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    starting fluid and a match.. be careful though it packs a massive punch
    better to start out in small squirts into the tire first.

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    How exactly does this work?

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    Default lol

    spray a little starting fluid in the tire and trow a match at it and it goes poof and blows onto the bead

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    I would not recommend the starting fluid trick for those that have not done it before. I recommend getting with someone that has experience with this and maybe setting the bead on a rim in the yard for knowledge/practice. Too much ether goes a long wat in the wrong direction. Just my 02c.

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    Default yeah

    its only gonna take a squirt to pop a wheeler tire on the bead. im thinking if you hold the nosle down for 1 second thats about half a second to long lol. and i have never seen a tire blow up but i have seen one blow past the rim once

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    I have never used ether on an atv tire, but have on hundreds of truck tires, just have to be careful. I have seen others do some pretty crazy stuff. Better them than me.

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    if nothing else its somting exciting to do on a friday night.

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