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Anyone have trouble with them ever coming off the bead? (rears). Im not currently running beadlocks on the LTR...but in the past ive always ran turf tamers and RAZR mx tires.

My buddy has a set, and it came off the rim after only 1 race. (at 8 psi too) On my quad, the tires didnt come off the bead, but the rear keeps going flat, and its leakin around the bead.
 

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My buddy had a Holeshot MX pop off the bead in a race. He got bumped by someone but none the less it came off the bead and resulted in a dnf. My opinion is go for the beadlocks. I don't think you'll regret it.
 

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what i do to remedy those tires/wheels that refuse to hold air by leaking around the beed is to thoroughly cleen both tire and wheel with acetone and then apply black hi-temp silocone at the radius of the wheel(where the beed of the tire seats) and let get tacky. then i shoot air to it to seat the beeds. fill it to about 15 psi and let sit till silocone is dry. it'll never leak at the beed again and will aid in preventing the beeds from breaking as easily while riding. learned this technique working with customers hunting atv's(with steel wheels) that are not aware of what soap and water is lol :lol:
 

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i had the holeshot mx's on my raptor for awhile and did alot of woods riding on oem rolled edge wheels. Never had a problem coming off the bead, but every now and then if i didnt ride for awhile id go out to the garage and have a flat..

My front hipers w/ kenda klaws do the same thing, sometimes ill be riding and it just goes flat, sometimes it will be fine for months ???

Im getting razr 2's this week all around so im going to try the black silicone to be safe.

Shouldnt have a problem on beadlocks, but how much if a pain is it to break the bead down on oem wheels if you silicone them? Its already hard enough sometimes lol
 

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Ive had pretty good luck with the holeshots Ive had. Only ever had one come off the bead and that was after I hit a huge rut going into a corner. Never had them leak air either, even with my dented douglas .190s.
 

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its all about the installer & his skills ...& tires should be checked more often than most think
12-15 psi is best IMO on full size quads
 

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yeah well, ive installed over hundreds of ATV tires(by hand and on a hydraulic tire machine), so thats not the problem. Also i run the pressures that doug gust reccomended on his old website which is 8psi rear and 12 front.
all i know is when i set the bead, they popped on at alot lower of a pressure than most tires do. Ive seen kendas give trouble, and maxxis is usually not bad..but these ITPS popped right on easily which was strange.
 

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yeah well ... :p some more helpful added info / advise..

after mounting ....increase pressure to about 30 -35 lbs ..let sit for a few days

then reduce pressure to desired air pressure for riding
I have had great success with this ...over the many years
 

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I had a set of Itp xcr holeshots that wouldn't hold air for long. I brought them to a tire shop and had the beads sealed, still holding the same air, 6 years later. I haven't had problems with my kenda tires popping off beads, I use 5 in the front and rear. I use single beadlock hiper fronts and dual beadlock rears. I did have problem with tires not holding air, mostly because of cuts in the tire, they got tubed untill were useless.
 

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I've had several sets of holeshots. I never had a problem with the fronts on factory rims. Now the rears have been nothing but trouble. They leak around the rim. I think I'll try that silicone trick. Them too are on factory rims.
 

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just run razr mxs, there just much better tires IMO
 

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aslong as they work i dont care where there from
 

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I've had several sets of holeshots. I never had a problem with the fronts on factory rims. Now the rears have been nothing but trouble. They leak around the rim. I think I'll try that silicone trick. Them too are on factory rims.
yep thats my issue...

i think ill be goin back to razr mx. I always ran razrs...and wanted to give holeshots a try.


Maybe i will try klaws for the first time , who knows. Turf tamers how ever have never let me down.
 
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