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BestRest BeadBrakR

Anyone familiar with the BestRest BeadBrakR? It looks like an interesting idea, packs (relatively) small, but seems kinda pricey. Just curious if anyone here owns one or has used one.

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post #2 of 18 Old Aug 6th, 2007, 7:16 am
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Just curious: why would you need to carry one if your bike has tubeless tires? I just carry a plug kit and CO2 inflators.
Back when I did have a bike with tubes, I got a flat. Just used a curbstone and the heel of my boot to break the bead. Crude, but it worked! (BTW, after that I went out and bought tubeless alloy rims for the bike. Changing a tire on the side of the road sux.)

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I need more coffee. Or reading glasses. I was wondering why one would need a BreadBakR to carry. I just stop at Subway.

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I need more coffee. Or reading glasses. I was wondering why one would need a BreadBakR to carry. I just stop at Subway.
So you can have fresh baked bread to go with your freshly ground Cappuccino, of course. Still searching for a 12V milk steamer though . . .

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Just curious: why would you need to carry one if your bike has tubeless tires?
Gotta think outside the box. I'm just exploring ways to be more self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies while traveling. Think more GS than GT, more like crossing Alaska or Russia than Vermont. And I prefer a decent 12V compressor to those single-use CO2 cartridges. At least the compressor can also be used to top off your tires.

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Changing a tire on the side of the road sux.
Agreed. But being the only vehicle around for a hundred miles and not being able to take care of something relatively simple also sucks.

Hmm, maybe I should ask at ADVRider.com.

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Gotta think outside the box. I'm just exploring ways to be more self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies while traveling. Think more GS than GT, more like crossing Alaska or Russia than Vermont. And I prefer a decent 12V compressor to those single-use CO2 cartridges. At least the compressor can also be used to top off your tires.
Okay, I see your point. Still, if you're damaging the tire to the point where it has to come off the rim, I hope you're carrying a spare tire along with you.

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Looks pretty cool, but seems expensive, so do I get it right you have to buy the tire irons and the the rest of the the things separately to build your own kit?

I changed my tires on the GS by hand just to see if I could do it on the side of the road. I used a large c-clamp to break the bead, this looks like it would work a lot better.

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I hope you're carrying a spare tire along with you.
I'm already thinking of a mount for said extra tire.

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Looks pretty cool, but seems expensive, so do I get it right you have to buy the tire irons and the the rest of the the things separately to build your own kit?
No, the whole point is that this is a complete kit. It uses the included tire irons as leverage to both break the bead and then remove the tire.

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I'm already thinking of a mount for said extra tire.
Wow, you really ARE planning on going out into the boonies, aren't you? I wish you good luck on your journey!

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Anyone familiar with the BestRest BeadBrakR? It looks like an interesting idea, packs (relatively) small, but seems kinda pricey. Just curious if anyone here owns one or has used one.
make sure you have the ability to makeshift a longer handle to break the bead with, wow a couple times they have been pretty darn tough to break with a floor model, I can imagine how hard it would be on the side of the road on in dirt with that short handle

there is also a clamp style I can not seem to find right now that I was looking at, I planned on buying it.

also carry a good inside patch kit for a A BIG HOLE!

I too am looking for a better 12v air compressor, I have one now, but it would not seat the bead on the front tire of the RT when we had to take it off the wheel

So make sure it WILL seat a bead before yhou head of with it! that sucked!

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Anyone familiar with the BestRest BeadBrakR? It looks like an interesting idea, packs (relatively) small, but seems kinda pricey. Just curious if anyone here owns one or has used one.

this is the other one I saw

http://www.dansmc.com/beadbreaker.jpg

http://www.dansmc.com/tires1.htm
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Wow, you really ARE planning on going out into the boonies, aren't you? I wish you good luck on your journey!
Not quite yet, but those two places are on my to-ride list. I'm just slowly working up to being fairly self-sufficient on the bike.

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Thanks for the links, Tom. I'll look into it.

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Ken,
I have one similar to this that I purchased from rider warehouse. I have used it on the front tire for my 85 RT and it worked fine. I was on my concrete garage floor. If you you were are on soft dirt it may want to sink into the dirt and not squeeze the rim with full force. I have not measured overall length but would guesstimate around 16 - 18 inches.

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for home use or road use, webbikeworld had a make shift unit made from a length of 2x4. a short piece, maybe a foot long, is sawed off and placed up right on the tire. the longer piece is stuck under an immovable object or an automobile and pressure is applied downward. if you will go to webbikeworld and do a search they should have pictures of it in use.

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home made bead breaker

this is a link to webbikeworld's bead breaker. http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/bead-...ad-breaker.htm
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Thanks for the links, Tom. I'll look into it.
No problem,

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