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Old 07-23-2013, 10:43 AM   #11566
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You do ham-fisted things intentionally? That explains a lot.
What, you've never grabbed a meaty handfull of throttle just to test the limits of tire adhesion?

It almost always just hooks up and does a wee little wheelie. I suck at wheelies.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #11567
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I will hang the bike at my house from the rafters.
Okey dokey.

One day I'll get paddock stands, but I don't really need them for any of my bikes at the moment, which is why I don't have them. Amazing, eh?

Last time I jacked the bike up on the footpeg to get the front wheel, on the swingarm for the rear. It worked fine. It's not ideal, but it's OK. I also have an engine hoist to hold it, so basically, whichever way you want to do it is fine. Certainly the job will go much more quickly if we're only dealing with loose wheels.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #11568
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #11569
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loose will work. I'v never taken the wheels off it yet so should be fun lol

I had emailed hitching post (fridley) over the weekend to see how much they would charge (wheels on the bike):
$55/tire if bought from them
$60/tire if not bought from them

If I recall correctly it was $10/tire cheaper with loose wheels.

$100-$120 is crazy talk!

If I bought the tools they would be paid for in 2-4 uses!
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:55 AM   #11570
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$55 for a mounted wheel tyre change is pretty good really. Once you have removed your wheels, and we have changed the tyres and balanced them, you'll see that is a fair price, remembering the shop has overheads to cover, and also has to turn some sort of profit.

For your average motorcyclist, who puts maybe 3000 miles on in a year, this is reasonable.

Enthusiastic nutjobs like us go through rather more tyres, so it adds up fast, and also becomes time consuming, having to get to a dealer and wait.

So being able to do it ourselves makes a lot more sense.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #11571
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Guy at worked just stopped in and said he's got a 1985 Honda Rebel 250 with leather bags and tassels ( ) he's looking to sell.

Ran when parked (we know this story - minimum it needs a carb rebuild) - low miles - good tires (yeah right) - blablabla

$350

I was surprised. Usually when these goofs tell me about this type of thing they think it's worth a bazillion dollars.

That actually sounds like a pretty reasonable deal. Anyone interested, let me know.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #11572
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minimum it needs a carb rebuild
And fork seals, fork oil, tyres, head bearings, cam cover gasket, front master cylinder rebuild, brake hoses, brake pads, brake shoes, engine oil and filter, carburettor intake rubber, air filter..................
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #11573
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And fork seals, fork oil, tyres, head bearings, cam cover gasket, front master cylinder rebuild, brake hoses, brake pads, brake shoes, engine oil and filter, carburettor intake rubber, air filter..................
Says the voice of experience
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:09 PM   #11574
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And fork seals, fork oil, tyres, head bearings, cam cover gasket, front master cylinder rebuild, brake hoses, brake pads, brake shoes, engine oil and filter, carburettor intake rubber, air filter..................
Clearly you need another project now that the rest of your bikes are fully sorted.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #11575
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Says the voice of experience
Correct. For any 200 to 400 dollar bike, assume that you need about 1000 bucks to make it run properly and safely.

Obviously getting it running in the bare minimum way is different. Only 950 bucks needed for that.

Oh - I forgot - battery.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:13 PM   #11576
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Clearly you need another project now that the rest of your bikes are fully sorted.
They are all nearly finished. Just need gas, really.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #11577
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Oh - I forgot - battery.
Oh, I forgot that classic line in the pitch.

Am I the only one who gets these guys doing this?

His line: It has a brand new battery I bought a few years back when I was planning on getting it on the road again.

Me: Um... Yeah... you see... batteries can't just sit around, weathering winters and whatnot, and remain brand new
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:23 PM   #11578
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Technically, dousing them with gasoline and lighting them on fire is not "finishing" them.

Still, I do like fire.


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They are all nearly finished. Just need gas, really.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:30 PM   #11579
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I'd be interested in checking that out. The Mrs. roped me into finding a bike for someone on her team that just took the MSF course and got her license. She doesn't want to spend more than $900 , so this should be... interesting.


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Guy at worked just stopped in and said he's got a 1985 Honda Rebel 250 with leather bags and tassels ( ) he's looking to sell.

Ran when parked (we know this story - minimum it needs a carb rebuild) - low miles - good tires (yeah right) - blablabla

$350

I was surprised. Usually when these goofs tell me about this type of thing they think it's worth a bazillion dollars.

That actually sounds like a pretty reasonable deal. Anyone interested, let me know.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #11580
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I'd be interested in checking that out. The Mrs. roped me into finding a bike for someone on her team that just took the MSF course and got her license. She doesn't want to spend more than $900 , so this should be... interesting.
I'll let him know and get his info to you. He's in River Falls.
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