Tire Mounting 101 – Know Where Your Beads Are
“This is the best tire mounting video I’ve ever seen”, wrote one rider.
Tire mounting can be frustrating for many riders. That’s because they’ve struggled getting the beads over the edge of the rim, especially that second one. Many videos showing tire mounting; they might tell you how to do it but they don’t fully explain the reasons WHY you should do it.
Watch the video HERE
Mr. BestRest takes the mystery out of tire mounting. Using graphics and templates he explains the relationship between the beads and the rim, any how to get the beads down into the “well” so that the tire goes on easily. He then shows how it should be done, mounting tires using short 6″ tire irons!
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I'm David Petersen, owner of BestRest Products. You can see my photo on the home page. I've been riding motorcycles for almost 60 years, and during that time I've had some wonderful adventure. In 2000 I started BestRest Products - our first product was a folding back rest, hence the name of the company.
Over the years I kept designing and inventing gear. Today we have over 300 products in our store, and I created many of them.
I ride a BMW R1200GS, a BMW F800GS, a Honda XR650R, and two KTM 450-EXCs. Plus I have a couple quads that I keep at a summer cabin. I spend most of my free time riding with my wife Judy. When not riding I'm answering the phones at BestRest or working in the shop on some project. I'm also the author of "How To Ride A Motorcycle Off Road", which is a free book you can download from the website.