I am fitting a rear 400x18 Michelin Pilot Activ, with new tube, on my rear snowflake. I have everything lubed up with actual tire miounting lube, have taken it over 65 psi 4 times tonite, and the bead will not completely seat.
I am going to try leaving it out in the sun to make it more flexible, but really, this seems ridiculous. I can only change tires in the hot part of the year? Does type of tube matter? Are Michelin Pilots just a PITA? Are tubelsss tires fitted with tubes generally a PITA? Is there some technique which has escaped me? or??