CHAPTER 2. CARE, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION (Con't)
SECTION III. UNIT MAINTENANCE (Con't)
2-28. FLAT BASE RIM TUBE TIRE MAINTENANCE (MULTIPIECE RIMS)(Con't).
a. DEMOUNTING (Con't)
1. All Flat Base Rims.
(a) Loosen tire beads from rim flanges
(2) by inserting curved bead breaker
tire iron (1) between tire bead and
(b) Work progressively around rim,
rotating tire iron (1) down, forcing
tire beads to- wards center of rim
(c) With both tire beads free of rim
flanges (2), and position tire and
rim with de- mountable flange or side ring facing up.
2. Continuous Flat Base Split Side Ring.
(a) Remove split side ring flange (3) by inserting a lockring tire iron (4), curved side up, into
prying notch (5).
(b) Work Split side ring flange (3) out of rim gutter with lockring tire iron (4)
(c) Insert curved flat tire iron (6) adjacent to lockring tire iron (4) between split side ring flange (3)
and rim base. Work both tire irons progressively around rim, removing flange a little at a time.