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    Default Tire Bead Breaker You can Build in 15 minutes

    I needed to change some tires today so I made this Bead Breaker--

    This is what I built -- Worked Great --

    CUT One - 2x4 into 4 X 21 inch long pieces-

    Cut ONE 12 - 13 inch long wood for Ram

    2 pivot pins --
    I used 2 - 6 inch long 3/4 OD steel tubing
    but these may work also -- long bolts- wood dowels - maybe even PVC tube -

    Assembly -
    Stach up 3 of the 2X4 --

    Drill a Pivot hole completely threw the boards 2 inches from one end -
    Insert One Pivot Pin threw All 3 pieces of wood --

    Now Unfold the Pinned wood stack to form a Fork-

    Insert the last 2x4 onto place on the the fork end -

    Now-
    Drill a hole completely threw the boards 2 inches from one end -
    Insert One Pivot Pin threw All 3 pieces of wood --

    With a saw cut a 3"wide V notch into the TOP arm 5 1/2 inches from the center of pivot -

    Trim Bottom arm to match picture ( cut away wood so hub will lay flat )

    Ram -
    Cut V on one end of ram that pushes on tire
    Cut other end of Ram Pointed - so it fits into notch on top arm -

    Trim all to match pictures --

    I did not spend much time on design but I think it can be tweeked
    so that it will Fold Up into small package -Jay --









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    Well that's one way.

    I use a 2x4 on one side of the wheel and a huge c-clamp. Works for me every time.
    2011 WR250X with some mods.

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    Good ideas.

    So is it white trash to use a garden shovel and use it to jump on the bead? Just makin sure
    08 KTM 450 EXCRW
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    This is a great idea. Im contemplating making one myself but instead out of metal along with some light welding.

    If you were to bring that up to my neck of the woods the locals would probably bow down and praise you. Ingenuity at it's finest!
    KTM Duke 1997 CR250R http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showt...8-Cr250R-Build
    Godspeed Sean.

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