Fitting bib mousses in tires

KTMphil

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Fitting bib mousses in tires


Just received my bib mousses & initial thoughts are how the hell do you get it over the rim and inside the tire without damaging the soft compund of the tire mousse. There's a decent deinition of a tire mousse that replaces an inntertube on a dirt bike below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_mousse

This is how it came out of the box







A bit of investigation & even though it looks fiddly, i think the right mechanic in thailand can fit the mousse on the rim inside the tire without crushing the mousse with a tire iron. By putting the mousse inside the tire 1st & then levering both onto the rim with tire irons seems to be the preferred choice.

[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPnQ67CVHXg&feature=player_detailpage[/VIDEO]


Another story of fitting a mousse here

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/off-road-endu ... itted.html


Mousse v's heavy duty tube arguments



More on fitting mousses here

http://www.trf.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=145
 
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