WARNING!! WARNING!! WARNING!!
I earlier added this as a reply to a previous post, but felt it was important enough to deserve its own posting. I realize few of us have enough cash to take our Deuce to the local truck stop every time we need to take a wheel off or even change a tire, and besides it is way to much fun to DIY anyhow. But do it safely, or you could end up dead.
The previous post mentioned several times to always use an inflation cage or chains when inflating split rim tires. This is extremely important! NEVER inflate a split rim tire without a cage or chains wrapped and secured at three or four locations around the tire & rim. If the ring doesn't seat properly as the tire is inflating, the air pressure WILL blow the ring off with deadly force!
Make sure the split ring is facing away from you (split ring down on the ground if you are using chains), and do use a locking tire chuck and at least 10' of hose!
I lost a good friend who just leaned the tire up against his shop wall and tried to inflate his tire with a hand chuck. The ring didn't seat, blew off the rim, hit him in the chest and killed him instantly. I realize probably a billion or so split rims have been inflated without incident; but don't you be the billionth and one who gets severely injured or killed!
Also, NEVER put ANY part of your body under ANY part of a vehicle supported only by a jack! ALWAYS use a jack stand rated for the load you will be placing on it, or solid double set blocking. In my 10 years as a paramedic, I have been on two fatal runs on guys who just needed to crawl under their car for a second and figured the jack would hold. It didn't!
Always be super careful when mounting those tires and at all times when working under your vehicles. I already know three people who are dead from a moment's worth of carelessness, I don't want to know of a fourth. BE SAFE at all times!
The previous post, FYI, was