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Old 12-17-2014, 06:27 PM
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Just looked at all three videos--------none of them released the air before removing the wheel from the axle........................
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:33 PM
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This is all GREAT info!! Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:54 PM
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As for breaking the bead, I've

1) stood on it
2) used a bead breaking gizmo
3) used an arbor press
4) very carefully used the weight of the aircraft with axle positioned over the tire and let the wing jack down slowly

Depends on what you have and how obstinate the tire is.

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Old 12-17-2014, 07:07 PM
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Just looked at all three videos--------none of them released the air before removing the wheel from the axle........................
Can't say I've ever heard of that step either and in the flight schools we changed a heck of a lot of tires.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:13 PM
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Letting the air out before removing from aircraft, comes from larger aircraft wheels. I work on Blackhawk helicopters and we must let the air out before removing the axle nut and it does not go back in until it is back on and there are a lot of bolts holding those wheel halfes together.

The torque for the bolts holding the Cleveland wheel halfs on our RV7's is on a label on the inside edge of the wheels. I don't have the range in frt of me both I torque them to 90 in lbs. The brake caliper tq is on a label on the edge of the brakes, I don't have that TQ handy right now.

Breaking the beads is very hard jumping on the tires but it is how I've been doing it, with a couple small pieces of 2x4. I think I'm going to purchase one of those harbor freight bead breakers next time, should make it much easier. Use a good amount of talc when putting things back together.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:31 PM
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One more thing I forgot to mention----------while you have the wheel off, it is a good idea to put a small "C" clamp on the brake caliper piston, just to make sure it does not come out...........
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:51 AM
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Harbor Freight has discontinued the bead breaker. They carry a larger version now that might work but costs more and has a much larger section of clamp. I found one at a second store last night but they are a clearance item. Get'um now.
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Harbor Freight has discontinued the bead breaker. They carry a larger version now that might work but costs more and has a much larger section of clamp. I found one at a second store last night but they are a clearance item. Get'um now.

Sorry to see the inexpensive bead breaker discontinued, it really works nicely on our tires. The larger version also works well as documented on this EAA video:

http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=3935013394001

There are several more options. Here is the smaller "Harbor Freight" tool from another source:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-B...c5c7b8&vxp=mtr

And another one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BEAD-BREAKER..._Tools&vxp=mtr

And another one:

http://www.amazon.com/RLV-Tire-Break...911331&sr=1-24

This one looks interesting:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Emgo-Tir...5a28ea&vxp=mtr

A bead breaker tool is so much easier on us and the wheel than trying to stomp the tire off the wheel.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:18 PM
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Thumbs up I got one!

I called my Harbor Freight and they had two of the low cost discountined ones left. I was going to go get it after work. Called my RV buddy to see if he wanted the other one, and he did. He said he was going to drive by in just a few minutes and could pick them up. How great is that! We got the last two. If you want to call your local store to see if they have them, they are Item# 98875 got it for $14.97. Great deal!
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:15 PM
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As someone who made a living out of a tool box for 15 years as an A&P, im crinching my teeth on all the reading. It seems like (no offense) you are not very mechanically inclined and will suggest you pay a pro $ and learn from him the first since there no maintenance manual you must follow in experimental. Another suggestion is, get a copy of chapter 32 of a cessna 172S MM and follow those instructions. They will be pretty much exaclty the same as it will be in your RV. People are very nice to give you tips but there many more issues to consider that are not mentioned so far by any when you work on any MLG tire. The most acurate thing I read in all 3 pages of posts was not to use a screwdriver.

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