Yesterday I was slowly losing air and after checking my beadlocks, realized that it was stripped. Seems like the threads grab and almost seal, but just not enough. Of course the wheels are magnesium (freeline) and the threads are stripped on wheel side, not the actual beadlock.
What are my options?
1. Try a new beadlock hoping the threads are cut just a tiny bit deeper?
2. Teflon tape the threads?
3. Take beadlocks out and seal on inside using a cycling tubeless wheel tape (glorified duct tape) or duct tape? (Bikes handle much higher tire pressure, do 10 lbs on a kart wheel should be easy). Btw, my series doesn’t require beadlocks.
4. Take beadlocks out and seal it using some of that super strong jb weld type stuff?
5. Tape it with a larger thread (but what nut would I used to replace the stock beadlock that is fairly light wt? I do have several titanium nuts that are light for my mountain bike kicking around that might just work, any other better ideas?)
Wow. Just tried to check out getting that beadlock repair kit. $15 seemed like a reasonable price for 3 beadlocks and a tool to rethread. But $18 shipping from PA to Ca? Holy crap, looks like I will do my own. What a joke.