How Do You Put A Kart Tire On A Rim?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome Expert)

You might have wondered the same. Hence, I wrote what’s on this page, just for you. So you should check it out. Here my insight and then like, dislike, agree, disagree, share, etc. It’s all up to you. Anyways, here is what I have to say on this matter ( my personal expert thought only, he he he he heh ) ….

First of all, just know that you are not the only one in the world who has asked this. Many people want to learn to do this for their first time, too. So you have just joined a larger community. Feel good about that, why don’t ya?

You have taken your first step forward. Now, then, I would like for you to also just know that mounting the tire to the rim is essentially the very opposite of removing it. So if you paid any close attention at all to when you pulled off the old tire ( if you did, unless you bought the go – kart without any tires already on it, which in some cases happens, he heh ) , it should be easier to just note that and do the reverse of what you did then. But if not, or if you don’t quite remember, that’s okay. That’s why I’m here, guys …. he he he he heh ….

I would like you to start by breaking the bead off the rim ( if it still has it on, of course ) . So in other words, separate the rim itself from the rubber – coated steel on the inner layer of it. You can use a prying tool or anything else that’s firm and helps nudge it out of there. Just be careful and don’t rush anything … take your time and be patient until it all comes right out.

Let the air out of your tire. Check your tubeless valve stem for a possible replacement. If it’s good, then just keep it on there until you need to check it again. Lubricate your rim’s edge + tire bead ( and many stores sell the proper lubricant you can use for this, or you can just use basic dish – soap and some water ) . From there, you will want to pick an edge on the rim and forcefully push that tire beam right over it. If you’re working with a smaller tire, you can typically push it in just with one hand.

If the tire is much larger, on the other hand, then just be sure to position that bead on the narrowest portion of the edge that you can find. You will have to use a pry tool and aim for 180 degrees opposite turning from where the bead is at. Let the tire slip right on to that rim.

Seat your bead well, making sure nothing comes off. Then inflate those tires. Done!