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Old 09-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #121
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A rubber mallet is one way... I've found that bouncing the wheel a few times off the floor seems to work also.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by foxfire View Post
Both my wheel sets are a compromise (hell, the DR itself is a compromise). D606 on stock wheels (w/hd tubes) for dirty stuff, Distanzias on 17"/19" (w/standard tubes) for twisty stuff. Tried 17"/17" and didn't like em.
Same basic thing here,I like the 19" on the front,Shinko 705's on the 19"/17" set of wheels.
Stock wheels get what ever knobbies I have around,usually a 606 on the back and regular knob on the front.
Ive tried the Mefo's,took em off halfway through their tread life and put em in the basement,rear was about smoked in 2000 miles and never really hooked up on anything. The best thing was they would both break loose and slide on pavemento at full lean.
Not my favorite.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #123
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Tried that one. Even went so far as to put the wheel back on and drive it around, aiming for all the bumps and potholes I could find. Didn't do it until I got the pressure way up.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

Originally Posted by Pr0xy View Post
A rubber mallet is one way... I've found that bouncing the wheel a few times off the floor seems to work also.
There is never enough time or money to do it right the first time.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #124
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If you keep having problems getting tires to seat, try this:

I don't have any trouble getting the tires on most of the time with just water, but some times the rubber is sticky, soft, too hot etc. Then having a tire lube is ideal and makes things seat with no drama. One time it works fine dry, next time it needs some moisture, then its very catchy and won't seat, lube to the rescue..
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:34 PM   #125
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I have a 2007. What wheels are interchangeable with this year? Can I use any wheel from 1996-2013? Anything that I need to watch out for?
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:07 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by kstoo View Post
I have a 2007. What wheels are interchangeable with this year? Can I use any wheel from 1996-2013? Anything that I need to watch out for?
All of them, yes, nope.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:03 PM   #127
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Originally Posted by Nessman View Post
I spooned on a new pair of Shinkos 705 tires this weekend to replace my DOT knobbies, it's a commuter dirt.

Rode to work in the rain this morning and they were solid, I was a bit anxious about new tires on wet roads but no worries.

Also replaced the PO-installed 14 tooth front sprocket with a stock 15 tooth, much better road bike now.

Edit to clarify 705 tires.
Two years and ~5000 miles of urban commando duty and they're still kicking. I do no dirt, very little freeway riding and have a couple of nice corners on my way to work to keep the flat spots away

When I bought these BB gave me a hella deal on a second set, hopefully I can wear them out before my second set goes bad.

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Old 09-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #128
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Originally Posted by eakins View Post
...i use ruglyde from napa. ...
+1. The stuff is $15 / gallon , their smallest size.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:28 AM   #129
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Originally Posted by tlmaffucci View Post
I've never changed a tube on a motorcycle before. What is the basic process? Just so I'm not lost when I have to do it myself. Is it really as hard as y'all make it sound? Is this a good tool for the job?

Should I also get a tire iron? Would this be sufficiant tools for the job.
read Neduro's thread

and yes that is a great tool to own if you have no tools at this moment and have not changed a tire. breaking a bead can often be on of the hardest things to do with some tire designs. you might want to add 1 more tire lever in the mix (that tool offers 2) as i found having 3 is key at times.

the biggest trick to mounting is to not pinch the tube by mistake (slightly inflate the tube so it does not fold on itself and wedge in the bead area or get nicked by a tire iron & use some baby powder) and to push the already mounted bead side of the tire down into the rim well (center dished area) so you gain length & room to finish mounting the tire bead onto the rim. those that have problems getting the last bit of tire on the rim often forget to push the opposite side of the tire bead into the well!

these help a ton out in the field - I use this one

biggest tip i can offer you: 1st practice changing tires at home!!!
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:17 AM   #130
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3 Day ride impression

Just back from a 3 day, 3 bike ride of 830 miles along the NM/Mexico and AZ/NM boarders. The DR had a fresh set of Shinko 705s on my back up rims. Sizes were 90/90 21 and 130/90 17 aired at 26 front and 28 rear which measured 28/30 once the tires warmed up. A 2lb gain is what I understand to be a good gauge for proper tire settings. This was all 2 lane state roads with about 50 miles of I 10 and 6000 feet of elevation change. These tires ROCK, they feel planted in corners, turn in is good, and absorb irregularities well. With stock gearing the bike cruised at 75 to 80 keeping up with a KTM 950 and Triumph 800XC. Tire wear was minimal and no chicken strips! Just ordered an EBC oversized
rotor and pad set to take advantage of the grip these tires supply. Also looking into lacing a 19" rim to the front hub.
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