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Old 06-29-2006, 11:38 AM   #8
manfromthestix OP
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Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Oddometer: 2,249
Curvy tire irons from, faboolious tools. I take two with me when travelling plus some plug-patches for little adventures like this:

The price I stated for swapping tires on my RT was not quoted, it was BILLED and I had to pay it. That was shop labor rates to pull the wheels off the bike, remove and replace the two tires and balance the wheels, and put them back on the bike. I just about pooped my pants and immediately started looking at alternatives. Jeeezuz!

Doing your own service work is like reloading your own ammunition - you save some money for sure, but really what you end up doing is shooting (riding) a lot more because it's more affordable!
"If it doesn't blow smoke and make noise, it isn't a sport!" - radio ad for shop in Bozeman, MT
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