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Old 05-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #811
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That's all that really matters, right?

Thanks for the write up. I mount my tires with tire irons, so I'm thinking I would not attempt these.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:14 AM   #812
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That's all that really matters, right?

Thanks for the write up. I mount my tires with tire irons, so I'm thinking I would not attempt these.

Surprising the front was no easier than the rear to mount. With irons you would do serious damage to a wheel mounting these things. I have mounted a truck load of race tires which are known for stiff sidewalls but these things topped any of those. I am not sure what perssure I should be running currently investigating that. Lower pressure made them feel better on pavement verses S10 recommended pressures.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #813
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Penske rear shock and it was due!! Stocker just was not good enough for much of anything.

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #814
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Got over 8k on my K60's now. Rear is getting a good flat spot, but still alot of tread on it and the front is getting a little more vibey. They are a bitch to get on but will definitely get another set.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #815
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #816
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New farkles: Triumph Tall Windshield, Twisted Throttle GPS mount over dash (moved from handlebar), Triumph Centerstand.... and a good scrubbing!

Looking good BW. Have you had the Tiger a year already? Annual bath time came fast.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #817
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Looking good BW. Have you had the Tiger a year already? Annual bath time came fast.
Will hit 6000 miles this afternoon. Had it since November.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:06 AM   #818
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Nothing exciting but new chain and sprockets really smooth out the ride. This was my first rivet master link. With the right tool, no problem!

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:23 AM   #819
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Nothing exciting but new chain and sprockets really smooth out the ride. This was my first rivet master link. With the right tool, no problem!

I need to do the same soon. What chain breaker do you have?
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:46 AM   #820
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I borrowed my brother's... It's a Motion Pro. It seemed to work well. Of course I didn't really have anything to compare it to since I had never done a rivet link before. I feel sure he wouldn't mind you using it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #821
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Remember to dremel the flared part of the rivit before pushing it out or you might bend the pin in the tool - motion pro will send you a new one though :)
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #822
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I borrowed my brother's... It's a Motion Pro. It seemed to work well. Of course I didn't really have anything to compare it to since I had never done a rivet link before. I feel sure he wouldn't mind you using it.
I appreciate that. I may ask when I get ready!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:27 AM   #823
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Remember to dremel the flared part of the rivit before pushing it out or you might bend the pin in the tool - motion pro will send you a new one though :)
I believe that was a lesson learned the hard way
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:32 AM   #824
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I believe that was a lesson learned the hard way
yep - wasn't smart enough to figure that out on my own and it wasn't in the directions. Very easy if you grind off the flare.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:45 PM   #825
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I believe that was a lesson learned the hard way
In the tslaw's defense, seems the press pins supplied in the MP chain breaker kit will break at any given time, whether you grind the pin flush or not.
FWIW, I've never broken one, but have seen several people break them even after grinding the ML pins. The JUNK steel they use is weak and isn't tempered well at all. They send out replacements quite often, seems like they could use a bit closer QC.
I picked up one from Cycle Gear for $30 shipped. Similar to MPs design. Haven't broken it yet
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