A bottle of silicone-type lube is provided to make
installation easier and keep the TireBlocks lubricated
while riding or racing. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of
the lube; the more you use, the longer the foam blocks
last. We coat the side, top and bottom of each block.
No need to rub it in.
Once the TireBlocks are coated with the silicone, it’s time to
install one foam block at a time. The easiest route is to shove
one side down first, then rock it back and forth while forcing
it down. You will get to a point where you can’t put any more
in. At that time it’s time to use the TireBlocks spreading tool,
which is found in the TireBlocks toolkit
It’s important to make sure that you
grease both all-thread pieces with
all-purpose grease. This ensures the
heat from spreading the tools apart and
won’t ruin the threads.
We then install each side of the spreader so that they are resting against each
other (as shown). You will then use a
1/2-inch impact gun and a 1 1/8-inch
socket to screw the all-thread into the
threaded nut on the outside of the
spreading tool. This will start to press
against the other side of the tool, which
will spread the blocks apart.
With the spreader maxed out on the threads, we can now install another foam block
(sometimes we’ve gotten lucky and added two blocks at once). You will repeat this
step with the spreading tool until you can no longer fit any more foam blocks inside
the tire. Every tire is different from the next, even if it’s the same brand, so you may
use every block in the box or you may have some left over.
Now that all the foam blocks are
installed, it’s time to install the Halo
backing plate to the wheel itself. It has
a total of eight holes, whether we’re
mounting them to a Yamaha wheel or
the popular Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki
etc. wheel, this plate has you covered.
Install the two bolts that are provided
and tighten them with a ratchet.
Another crucial point when installing
the tire onto the wheel and the Halo
is to make sure to put the beadlock ring on first. The Halo then sits
on top of the tire near the outside
edge. Install the greased all-thread
and washer for the Halo assembly
into the backing plate that we just
installed onto the wheel.