That was easy enough, but putting air in was another story. My small 3 gallon compressor was no match for the task at hand. So, off to the neighborhood Independent motorcycle shop I went. Explained to them what I wanted and they said sure they would air it up. Pulled around back and was looking forward to having this part of the experiment done. But, there is always a but, the tire is so stiff that it wouldn't push up to the bead. We used a ratchet strap to try to compress it and that didn't work either. Even with a 100 gallon compressor there was to big of a gap between the tire and rim to set the bead.
So, with Plans A and B not being unsuccessful it was time to re-evaluate options. Sometimes you have to dig deep when you are hard headed. That brings me to Plan Z. You know about Plan Z? That is the what the hell am I going to do now plan. The am I a quitter plan or am I really a risk taker plan. Being me, if this is going to fail it is going to fail big. Not just fail big, but I am going to show just how it failed. This is Wednesday morning and I have several necessary things I have to get done today and might not to get to Plan Z today, but I will post about it no matter the results.