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).
b. RIM MAINTENANCE
1. All rims.
(a) Inspect rim, lockring, and flanges for damage or abnormal wear. Check for elongated mounting
holes in rim and bent lockrings.
(b) Inspect rim for cracks, splits, or tears.
(c) Check rim diameter. Ensure that rim diameter matches tire diameter.
(d) Remove rust, oil, and tire and rim lubricant residue from rim.
Never exceed 3 psi (21 kPa) inflation prior to placing tire and wheel assembly into
inflation safety cage. Failure to do so may cause serious injury or death.
Use tire and rim lubricant as necessary to avoid damaging tire beads or bead seats
when mounting tire.
Always use new tubes and new flaps with new tube tires.
1. All Flat Base Rims.
(a) Insert tube into tire and partially inflate to round out the tube.
(b) Insert tire flap. Apply tire and rim lubricant to inside and outside surface of tire beads.
(c) Apply tire and rim lubricant sparingly to tire flap.
(d) Position rim with valve slot up.