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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 20:41
I had the same problem with putting a tyre on my RS, no way would the bead pop in.
Eventually, since I have a bad back and it was getting serious, I took it to Kendal to a professional tyre fitter.
He couldn't do it either.

Returned to base.

I've always fitted my own bike tyres, and after giving in and going to a fitter only to find that he failed too, a rethink was in order.
So -- if you are in this situation, put a ratchet strap centrally around the deflated tyre and tighten it so the middle of the tyre is slightly constricted. Then apply an air line. Because the tyre cannot increase in diameter it pushes out sideways, and pops on the rim. 

Best of luck with the Monza, I loved the one I had in the Eighties -- after a BSA B31 it came as something of a revelation. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 15:04
An update on my tyre fitting saga is that after 3 unsuccessful attempts to fit the front one costing 3 inner tubes, probably due to the excessive air pressure required to `pop` the tyre onto the rim, I have gone tubeless.
I have fitted a clamp in valve to the front and so far it`s doing the job, although the bike has not been ridden in anger yet.
I was able to fit the valve without removing the tyre completely as it only bolts from the outside. It was also noticeable that the tyre seemed easier to `pop` onto the rim without going to excessive air pressures or using `superslip` lubricant.
A close inspection of the wheel by myself and the tyre fitter revealed nothing that would cause the tyre not to fit correctly, in fact the powder coating had made the `rough cast` finish smooth so should have helped.

CHRIS
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