Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
I can't comment on breaking the bead in the field, hoping that I will not have to learn the hard way...
However for doing it at home, I use a simple technique. Lay the bike wheel flat on a spare automotive wheel, brake disk(s) must not touch the rim! Take a 8' long 2x6" board, put the board's edge on bike's tire and jump on it. It might not work easy first time, but when I install the new or repaired tire, I use deliberately silicon spray. Next time it is a piece of cake...
2016 Honda Africa Twin
2009 BMW R1200RT (sold)