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A & S BMW Motorcycles bead breaker

A & S have a spiffy looking collapsable bead breaker at BestRest Tire Iron Bead Breaker - - A&S BMW Motorcycle Parts and Accessories. Have any of our American friends tried it. It looks excellent for tubeless tires. Unfortunately they don't ship outside the US. Anyone out there willing to get it for me?
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Have a look here.
This is not a recommendation, I have not used it nor looked at the fine detail of it. Borderlinx International shipping & tax solution from the US
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Bead Breaker

It weighs over 3 pounds.

Have you checked this one out? - it's made in your country
Tyrepliers Bead Breakers

half the weight
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You can order the BestRest bead breaker directly from BestRest. They do ship internationally outside the US & Canada according to their website. I have had them ship several orders to me in Canada and found the service to be good.

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Beadbreakr

Thanks guys, I'll probably get one so I'll let you know what it's like. Yes it's 3 pounds, but what's the alternative? I've tried the tyrepliers and found it awkward to use. The old sidestand trick is IMHO a last resort. If you can't break the bead (if required) then you're stuck. I have a spare set of wheels, but that's not on either.
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Yes it's 3 pounds, but what's the alternative?
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I own a BeadBrakr. I've used it twice, to change the tube-type tires on my R80/7. I also know someone who has one that has used it to change tubeless tires on his R100GSPD (he usually runs TKC80's). Both of us are very happy with the product. I know it's a bit heavy; I carried mine in my tank bag to keep the weight out of my saddlebag. Fortunately I haven't needed to use it on the side of the road, but I have no worries about it working. Once the bead is broken (TERRIBLY EASY), it's nice being able to break it down and have a nice set of tire irons. The weight is completely worth it. Figure adding the weight of tire irons to something like that C-clamp type device, and you're close to the same weight as the BeadBrakr again, and don't have as good of a tool.

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I carry two 16" tireirons and have never had a problem breaking the bead, although it is a lot of hard work at times! The most important thing is making sure your rim is properly lubed with either tire grease or dish soap when mounting your tires. This saves you a lot of time when removing them 10k miles later. Don't screw around with those tiny 6" irons, its not worth it if you have tubeless rims!
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oh dear, I have to repeat this.......

ULTRASEAL=No Punctures!
which = NO bead breaker needed

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ULTRASEAL=No Punctures!
which = NO bead breaker needed

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Cool On board bead breaker

Why carry the extra weight when you can use your centre stand for breaking the bead? I've done it several times with my R80GS. All you've got to do is to put the bike on the main stand, strap the centre stand to the fork - so it doesn't accidentally snap back. Take off the wheel (no matter whether front or rear), place it next to the stand. Lean the bike away, shove the wheel under the stand so that the foot of the stand is right next to the rim. Now jerk the bike towards you onto the tyre. And - snap - the tyre is off the hump.

Of course this is easier done together with a helping hand, but, travelling alone most of the time, I managed by myself.

Hope this is comprehensible ;-) Otherwise I could enter some pics.

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bead breaking in the wild

your tech. sounds interesting enough; but some pics would also help. and...how do you manage the bike not to hit the earth, bump back unintentially and roll over (and hit you ?)

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your tech. sounds interesting enough; but some pics would also help. and...how do you manage the bike not to hit the earth, bump back unintentially and roll over (and hit you ?)
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Thx Alibaba. Yep, exactly like that. Just make sure not to forget to strap the centrestand to the frontwheel or fork. It's quite a buggar to get a bike back into the vertical position when the centrestand folds in unintentionally and one wheel is removed already ;-)

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