The XB-455 will NOT work on ATV wheels that have a reinforcing ring.
The BeadBuster was designed for use on the most common Diameters of ATV/UTV Rims: 9" and larger. Use on smaller rims (7" & 8") may cause damage to the ram foot, however, the tool can be effectively used on these smaller rims with a spacer. Damage to the tool as a result of use on these smaller rims without the spacer voids the warranty.
The BeadBuster XB-455 is designed with the home mechanic in mind, it was specifically designed for difficult-to-remove ATV tires, but it was soon realized that it worked just as well on just about every kind of tire there is. No adjustment needed for different tire sizes.
It will break the bead on all of these kinds of tires and wheels:
ATV's, Side x Sides, Motorcycles (Street & Dirt), Cars, Light Trucks, 4X4 Trucks, Trailers, Lawn Equipment, Go-Karts, Scooters, Light Aircraft.
This tool is awesome, Used it for the first time last night, changed 4 ATV tires in under an hour. I used to work at a tire shop back in my younger days & I can say this tool works better on ATV tires then many of the hydraulic bead breakers we used that cost 10 X what this does. If you ever wanted to change your own tires, and not deal with a shop, this is a must have tool.
Only 4 stars on value because it just seems too expensive for what it is. However, it does work exceptionally well. Dirt bike tires are usually pretty easy to unseat the bead but four wheeler tires can be a bear. This thing just works on anything I have tried it on.
You get what you pay for and this tool is no exception. Started mounting my own tires a few years ago as I was tired of spending way too much for the dealership to do it. This has paid for itself a few times over. Very easy to use and works like a charm. Highly recommended.
I have not used my XB-455 yet, but having used the bead breaker previously, I highly recommend the XB-455.. My son purchased the same unit and it works very well. Just lube the bolt and pay attention to the instructions, it will preform very well. Changed tires on my 2003 blaster with no problems. The tries had been on the unit over 8 years and the breaker worked excellent.
I used the Beadbuster on 3 wheels before the welds on the feet began to break. I was able to finish the 4th wheel without total failure of product. I contacted Rocky Mountain and I submitted pictures of product. They sent me another Beadbuster right away! Awesome Customer Service!!! Will the same thing happen to this one? I don't know, hopefully I got the only one with inferior welds!
This is a must have tool. Got it right before my dune trip memorial day weekend. Used it 4 different times. 1 sxs, 1 dirt bike, and quad tires. They mentioned having a spacer for 8" rims, so I got a small aluminum bar. Ended up using it every time. Still an amazing tool. 3 guys from that trip already bought one. Small and compact. Good accessories are dawn, water, and compressed air.
The outer holding feet slip and break the welds and bend on a 10 inch ATV rim!! This is my second one. Definitely won't be wasting my money on this product again!!!
The company is a good company but this part don't hold up to the price. Great design but poorly thought on the holding feet. And yes I had the rim clamp tight before I proceeded to bust the bead in case you are wondering.
This is a great tool, it works easily and quickly. Read the instructions and keep the body of the tool at 90 degrees to the rim and the bead just pops off.As a professional mechanic I have used many different bead breakers, but this one will give you the greatest results for the least amount of money!!
This tool worked by removing the 2 tires I used it on but it also damaged them by cutting through the outer layer of rubber. It did not go all the way through but like I said it cut them. The center foot that pushes down needs to be just a little bigger and have rounded edges to keep this from happening. The tires were fairly wore out but still.
Bought this to change the tires on my grizzly 700. Wasn't shure how it was Gonna work but figured I would give it a shot. Used a 1/4 drive cordless impact to demont the tires and it took me just over an hour to break them all down and put my new tires on and it went so well we did a few other sets for people. Highly recommend