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Old 04-26-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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New rear tire on the SE Dirtr rotten spoke nits!

Looks like it's time to 'Retire".

Got a dirt ride tomorrow and a DS ride Sunday....wish it was at the ORCA though .

25 days and 1700k... the Pirelli Scorpions are BAKED!

Time to rip and tare. And open a beer.

Nice how the rear wheel comes off. 1 BIG aluminum nut , no kotter pin and no need to move the chain adjusters.





I let the Ralley Raid warm up beside the fire while I removed the old tire from the rim..





Poped one side off and removed the tube.

WHAT"S this ?! Looks like the spoke nuts are ready to puncture the tube, just like the thread I read on ADV!





Upon closer inspection I see that 8 spoke nuts are worn through the rubber tube protector. Crazzzy man. This is a heavy rubber ring and the nuts have gone right through it. Never saw that on any of my JAP bikes.

I figure a few more rides and the tube would have been flat. Luckly this thing goes through back tires







Hard to see in this pic but since I had no DUCT Tape,so I used a sticky-backed rubber about 1/8th inch thick to cover the nuts , then re-installed the rubber ring.





Looks like I'm not gunna be able to touch the ground again





OK...all done. Hope it holds air tonight

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Old 04-26-2008, 07:34 AM   #2
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thanks for the write up... Now I am worried about my tube getting punctured. No way do I want to be PWN3D in the middle of BF Utah!!
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:47 AM   #3
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that is what mine looked like at 5000 miles but with one side torn with only a 1/4" holding it together...
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #4
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I am still running the stock rim bands..

After some of the spokes wearing thru the first one I cleaned the nipples up with a Dremel.

I am sure you could use a file..

The rim band is supposed to sit on top of the rim lock and keep the tube from being pinched between the rim lock and rim.. That is if you have installed said rim lock, they do not come with them....

This is dam near a hudred horse bike you need to install rim locks with the lower pressure offroad requires...

Then again..
You may be fine without them my stock tire was done in less than 500 miles...
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:19 AM   #5
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The spokes need to be checked and tightened routinely, especially after the first few hours on a new rim. 48 inch lbs is a good torque setting. Next wrap a couple of layers of good quality duct tape around the rim before mounting the tire.

http://www.ktm950.info/how/spoked_wh...eel_maint.html

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Old 04-26-2008, 02:21 PM   #6
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Dude, you must be fast, the level in the Beer meter did'nt even change.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:04 PM   #7
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That old tyre has PLENTY of life left innit....

wow. Send me all your old tyres. Looks like I'll have a lifetime supply...
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:43 PM   #8
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That old tyre has PLENTY of life left innit....

wow. Send me all your old tyres. Looks like I'll have a lifetime supply...
I'll tell ya one thing....
Tha Scorpion was 4X the tire in the dirt than the Ralley Raid is.
After riping it up today in out local riding area(kinda a BAJA type place), I find the Ralley Raid does NOT inspire any confidence. Washes all over the place. But then the Pirelli is more of a "Dirt" tire...right down to the poor mileage!
Although I was always waiting for everyone.



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