Anybody else having ITP tires coming unseated? In my group we have had mud lites and XTR's come off 8 times in the last year. Yesterday it caused me to roll over and bugger my back. I will be replacing them with something else.
I was running 5 psi. The rims were always cleaned before being reseated but this was the first time this tire came off, i thought upgrading to 14" rims would eliminate the problem. I was driving down a small drop and turned at the bottom, the same as the 8 quads before me just had, and when the tire peeled off the rim it dug in and flipped me.
I always liked bearclaws and vampires but am not sure what I will switch to. Bearclaws don't have deep enough treads on the front tires and the 2" lug vampires are only 8.5" wide in the 28" size. I want more flotation than that. Any suggestions?
More pressure is not the best option for the terrain we ride. Lots of muskeg requires low pressure. I am leaning towards keeping the tires I have and upgrading to a beadlock rim. I have only had the outer bead unseat so I don't think I would need a dual beadlock. What do you guys think?
When I finally reseated the bead on the failed tire it only took 13 psi to bead so I unseated another and it took 14 psi. No wonder they won't stay on. The Bear Claws I just put on my wife's bike took around 25-28 psi. I had a guy offer me a good price for my rims and tires so I let them go. I have 28" mud bugs and ITP 212's on order. Lesson learned.
When I installed the Mud Bugs they all took between 26 and 29 psi to seat the bead. This was using bead sealant so it was lubed. XTR's were 13 psi. I wonder why ITP hasn't heard about these problems or is the average casual rider having no issues? I have talked to several people in the last while that admitted they have had XTR's and Mudlites come off the bead. Oh well, my problem is solved. Sorry to:beat: but it is frustrating to drop near $500 for tires from one of the top names in the industry and have these issues.
I am leaning toward a weak/flimsy bead or something of the sort. There are way too many times this has happened to be an isolated problem. Most people in this area ride with 2-5 psi in the tires for muskeg flotation and only the Mudlites and XTR's seem to have the problems. I ride with a guy who runs his rear tires (mudzillas) at 1-2 psi and his fronts with 3 psi and has had no issues in 600 km on his bike. He is just shy of 300# and rides his bike hard.
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