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Old 03-15-2009, 05:12 PM   #46
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Any ideas on how to get a front Tourance to seal to the rim so I can even begin to inflate it? I've tried a tie-down strap around the circumference to force the bead in to the rim but I can't put enough pressure on it to do any good. I've seen an inflatable strap used for cage tires but I need something for on the road as well as at the house.

No, I don't particularly want to try the WD-40 and a lighter technique. But I'd love to watch someone else try it. On their bike.
Have you tried inflating the tire with the shrader valve removed from the stem? This allows alot more air to flow and it might do the trick.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:34 PM   #47
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Have you tried inflating the tire with the shrader valve removed from the stem? This allows alot more air to flow and it might do the trick.
I tried unsuccessfully to inflate a set of Maxxis Presa Detour tires on my R1200GS. I ended up pulling the valve core and hooking up an air hose to a compressor with a hand valve. The tire seated with a bang.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:46 PM   #48
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I just installed a set of TKC80's on my GS11 rims and had the same problem with the rear tire. I don't have an air compressor so i used the "free air" station at the local gas station. It's not exactly a powerhouse of air pressure and the tire wasn't filling. Then i realized i could feel where the air was escaping from the rim and pushed and pressed on that part of the tire until the air stopped escaping. The tire then filled and seated with a KA-BAAAAM at about 50 psi. Took 4 presses of the Start Air button. The front tire seated itself without any effort on my part.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:00 PM   #49
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+1 on removing the Schrader valve to increase airflow. However one of my two air chucks won't flow air unless the Schrader valve is installed to depress the center of the air chuck. The other one works fine without the Schrader valve installed. You might run into something similar. Good luck.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:40 PM   #50
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Great posts! This thread has inspired me to give this a shot!

Judging from the TKC80 that's already on the bike, I presume this is Continental's heavy spot mark:

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:05 PM   #51
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Groucho,

No.....the TWI and arrow indicate the TIre Wear Indicator.....not the heavy spot........
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #52
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Groucho,

No.....the TWI and arrow indicate the TIre Wear Indicator.....not the heavy spot........
D'oh!

OK, found it.

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #53
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wait a minute, doesn't the paint spot indicate the light spot?
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:02 PM   #54
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wait a minute, doesn't the paint spot indicate the light spot?
yes. the dot goes by the valve stem
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:55 AM   #55
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Yikes- gotta rotate that sucker. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:09 AM   #56
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No-Mar tire changers are very nice also. Kind of pricey for a manual changer, but the Nylon Blocks and Leavers eliminate any chance of scratching the wheel. I just LOVE mine.
No Mar partner and less expensive.

http://www.cyclehill-tirechanger-sec...ults.asp?Cat=1
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:07 PM   #57
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Excellent write-up. Ordered a balancer, weights, and irons today. Going to give this a shot in a week or so.

Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:19 PM   #58
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No Mar partner and less expensive.

http://www.cyclehill-tirechanger-sec...ults.asp?Cat=1

I just bought one last week.......I've mounted/balanced a new rear Michelin Anakee on my buddy's 1200GSA and front/rear tires on his KLR650. It works great..........I bought the Cycle Hill Big Package + the cone set to balance the GS rear wheel.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:03 AM   #59
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SUCCESS!

Thanks for the excellent writeup!
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:40 AM   #60
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HF Motorcycle wheel balancer





Thank you for the outstanding tire change writeup, things like that keep me coming back. Superstore is shipping a set of Anakee 2's and decided they needed to be balanced. I came up with this combo set, may save you a few bucks also.
HF sells motorcycle wheel balancer part #98488-2vga $60 and BMW rear wheel adapter #98490-ovga $30 (note does not fit 07 r1200gs)and they don't say what it fit, holes to big for 07 GS.

I ordered a rear wheel adapter from Marc P. that will fit the HF .500 dia bar.
When ordering from Marc tell him it is for HF stand and the bar is .500 dia. His bars are .500 also, so Marc's large rear adapter slides on nicely.
Enjoy
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HF wheel balancer comes with two cones and .500 (1/2 inch) bar. The large center adapter is from Marc Parnes products. $35





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