HONDA SNOWBLOWER TIRES 14X400X6 Part 3
Honda Snowblower Tires Part III
Here’s a little more information on the Honda tire saga…
It’s a common occurrence…a customer stops by with with a strange look in their eyes. They’re holding their Honda snow blower tire and rim in their hands and wonder what happened? The tires won’t hold air and there’s this weird little round metal ring of some sort that seems to have dislodged itself from the tire.
See picture below
As you can see we finally took a picture to illustrate this odd set up. In all my years in the tire business, this is the only tire I’ve seen made this way…almost like the steel ring is supposed to “lock” the tire to the rim – who knows. Fortunately 99.99% of the tires on the market are NOT made this way.
I can even “peel back” the tire bead with one finger. I could never do this with the normal tire bead.
After years of wear and tear, the tire becomes flimsy, the “wire o-ring” dislodges and the tire fails.
And one more thing – Don’t install a tire tube. This may be a temporary fix, but after a while the tube will work its way between the metal ring and the tire and cause a blowout which can be dangerous to your health!
So it’s best to eliminate this headache and replace your tires.
You just know they will fail at the worst time… -20 degrees and you can’t get your car in your driveway!
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