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Offline crag antler

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Shinko 777HD and fitment on Mean Streak wheel
« on: May 19, 2020, 09:23:24 pm »
Here's the background.
My rear Battleax B45 is wearing low to the point of not passing an upcoming inspection.
Decided to speed up the fitting of the Mean Streak rim. Since I have a B45 on the front, I wanted to keep bias on the front and back until I get to the point of getting a ZX7 front and then go radial on both.
Purchased a Shinko 777 HD, 160/70-17 as mentioned in the Mean Streak conversion tech page.
Kept the tire in the sun for 1/2 a day and spooned it right on. Not too difficult. :)
Not as bad as a Dunlop 606 >:(
Could not get the bead to pop. Bead lubed, tie strapped and all. Thought for sure my compressor had seen it better days after 10 years. Not a big one, just a pancake. Tried the larger compressor at work, still no luck.
Decided to,swing by the local Honda M/C dealer on way home. Tech tried with 2 straps and could not get it. They questioned me was if it was a sport bike rim. I told them it was a cruiser rim and a crusier tire.
Stopped by on way home and they had it done. Owner had to come in from being retired and show the kids how to set a bead.
Supposedly took him a 1/2 hour but got it.

So questions are:
should this particular tire be that difficult to set?
are tires difficult to set on the Mean Streak?
or ????

Thanks, Doug
Doug aka crag antler
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Offline Bob_C_CT

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Re: Shinko 777HD and fitment on Mean Streak wheel
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 10:36:03 am »
Always had tire mounted at different shops on the mean streak rim never heard a complaint, witnessed one put on without a hitch. Mostly Avons an Michelins though.
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Offline BruceB

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Re: Shinko 777HD and fitment on Mean Streak wheel
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 09:33:07 am »
I too had a hard time getting a 777HD to seat on my C10 stock 16" wheel.
Had it strapped and could not get the bead close enough to hold air to start the seating.
A friend saw me struggling and poured water around the bead as I was trying.
Lo and behold, it started. The water appears to momentarily fill the gap.
Of course the second set of hands was also a help.  :)