Dunlop Elite 3 front tire


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Dunlop Elite 3 front tire

Postby morts » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:17 am



I have spent the evening trying to get a front Elite 3 tire to mount correctly but every time I air it up it is not mounting correctly, it seams that the seam that goes around the tire shows that it is not mounting evenly on the rim any ideas would be appreciated :cry: :?: :?:



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Re: Dunlop Elite 3 front tire

Postby dan1951 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:31 am

I used to mount My own tires, But I leave it to the Pro,s now. It,s actually dangerous, But if You are going at it the tire is directional arrow going in the forward motion, The inside of the wheel has to be clean, Plenty of lube (soap) on the tire bead, Valve stem removed and a very high C.F.M. volume of air applied until the bead pops and seals, Valve stem installed air up to the specified pressure. Then rebalanced, Again I do not recommend doing this Yourself unless You are familiar with all the Risks.

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Re: Dunlop Elite 3 front tire

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:34 pm

dan1951 wrote:I used to mount My own tires, But I leave it to the Pro,s now. It,s actually dangerous, But if You are going at it the tire is directional arrow going in the forward motion, The inside of the wheel has to be clean, Plenty of lube (soap) on the tire bead, Valve stem removed and a very high C.F.M. volume of air applied until the bead pops and seals, Valve stem installed air up to the specified pressure. Then rebalanced, Again I do not recommend doing this Yourself unless You are familiar with all the Risks.


Soapy water is mildly corrosive and over time will cause pitting in the aluminum rim, which will then cause slow leaks. For aluminum rims, use "STP Son of a Gun" or Armor All instead - it can be applied and left to dry, and leaves a slippery surface that will help the bead slide on the rim and seat properly.


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