Our powder coating supplier is running 2-3 weeks behind schedule and this is causing brief backorders on some products.
Cycle Hill HD+ and Classic HD tire changers as well as Wheel Balancers ordered today are expected to ship by
Wednesday July 20th. (Powder Coating is one of the few processes we do not perform in-house.)
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YellowThing® Bead Keeper Tool

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On sale: $39.95 $29.95

Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties P/N: 0365-0075
Availability: In Stock
Expected to Ship in: 1 to 2 Business Days
The YellowThing® is our super rubberized bead keeper tool.

The coating and special design prevents the tire bead from creeping when mounting the top bead and protects the wheel from scratches.

Bead creep is when part of the tire that you have already mounted under the lip of the wheel "creeps" back up and becomes demounted while you're mounting another part of the tire (usually 90-180 degrees away).  Without something to stop the bead from creeping, you can find yourself literally going in circles trying to mount the tire!  Some tires are more prone to creep than others.

  • Easily clips in place with one hand - handy as hell!
  • Use with our patented Mount/Demount bar to ensure scratch-free tire installation
  • Also can be used with most tire spoons, tire irons, etc.
  • Solid steel core weighs nearly 2 lbs and is very durable
Made in USA!

Don't be fooled by the cheaper imported and/or un-coated knock-offs!

Application Note:  The YellowThing® is primarily a Bead Keeper, but in a pinch it can be used as a Bead Depressor to help keep the bead of the tire in the drop center of the wheel.  If you need a Bead Depressor, consider our XtraHand® Clamps or Bead Depressor Blocks.

Limited Warranty: The rubberized coating on all YellowThing® Tools is warrantied for the lifetime of the tool. Replacements are warrantied for 90 days.