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dirtyworks

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I just installed a set of ITP Trac Star 22x11x10 tires on the back of my 2011 IRS, with stock rims. Despite not having any facilities available to me to have the tire changed, I managed to get the tires mounted and supposedly seated on the rim. I successfully got 3 out of 4 beads seated. The one I'm having trouble with is the right-side outside rear bead.

There isn't any leak at bead seating pressure (anywhere above 20PSI), but when I bring it back down to operating pressure (4-5PSI), it leaks all around the bead whenever a bit of pressure is applied to the side of the tire. When you look at the tire, it looks perfectly normal. It appears the bead is seated and properly mounted on the rim. This doesn't appear to be the case, and thus the reason I'm coming to you guys.
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if the tire is all the way seated and it is leaking at the bead it is likely one of 3 things either dirt or debri in the sealing ring a nick in the rim sealing ring or a gouge in the sealing ring in the tire.

i have had this issue before. i would air it down and wash out the ring really good with some soap and water and then shoot some wd 40 in the bead all around and try airing it back up again. if it will not seal the next options are with some tire slime or a tube.

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Only thing I think to try is to wet sand the rim if it's got scratches or groves where the bead seats also grease up the rim to help the tire seat the bead easier and check the tire for bad spots on its edge you can also rotate the tire on rim a little then air back up and see if it helped on truck rims some times if you see the bead is leaking bubles around the rim after mounting with soapy water u can smack the tire with a hammer near the rim to get get it to seal lathe way up or if u dare u can hit the rim too but if it's aluminum rims it's risky
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Thanks guys. I'm going to break the bead, and see if there are any deep gouges, or dirt in the area. Hopefully this is the only issue and I'll have it fixed tonight!
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I found the problem.


It came off right on the bottom of the bead. Yes, that's a chunk of rubber.
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I think what I'm going to do is use some rubber cement to reattach the bit of rubber to the tire. Then use a bit more rubber cement in the area where it sits on the bead.
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If you put this in all of your ATV tires, you will never have a flat again. If you do manage to get a flat tire, you will hear about it in the hospital.
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Update 2: It seems to have worked. I krazy glued the piece of rubber on (rubber cement didn't cure fast enough to hold it on). Then I applied a few coats of rubber cement on the entire area. I also put a bit of rubber cement on the area it would contact when mounted. Went for a 2-3 hour ride this evening and it doesn't seem to have lost any air.
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Ok, but how'd that guitar pick get stuck in there??  lol!!!! 
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