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Old 03-31-2009, 10:31 PM   #61
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Thanks for this link. Quite a bit of a saving on the No-Mar's cost.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:00 AM   #62
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Does anyone know if this adapter from HF will fit my 05' R1150GSA?
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=98490
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:02 PM   #63
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What a chore.........
The original tires really didn't want to let go.
I'm still fighting with the front.
Should small nicks in the anodizing on my GSA rims be touched up to prevent corrosion? Or will the Dalton in June make these little marks seem insignificant?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:14 AM   #64
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good tutorial..bump
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:46 AM   #65
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nice tutorial

had to bump this. I havent fixed anything on my bikes in years because I worked a lot and didnt know how. I am finally going to give it a try and change my tires asap.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:41 AM   #66
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Does anyone know if 210 g is to much to bring a wheel tire into balance? Should I place it all in one spot? One row of six and one of seven, 7 g wts? Seems like a lot of weight. I must have missed the light spot on the tire. It is a tourance and not marked that I saw. Using marc parnes balancer.

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Old 04-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #67
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Break the bead and rotate the tire on the wheel 1/2 turn.


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Does anyone know if 210 g is to much to bring a wheel tire into balance? Should I place it all in one spot? One row of six and one of seven, 7 g wts? Seems like a lot of weight. I must have missed the light spot on the tire. It is a tourance and not marked that I saw. Using marc parnes balancer.

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #68
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Does anyone know if 210 g is to much to bring a wheel tire into balance? Should I place it all in one spot? One row of six and one of seven, 7 g wts? Seems like a lot of weight. I must have missed the light spot on the tire. It is a tourance and not marked that I saw. Using marc parnes balancer.

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Do you have TPMS valve stems?? If so, it may require a lot of weight..my '07 GSA did. I don't recall using over 3 1/2 oz or 98 grams to do so though.
+1 Rotating the tire 1/2 way is the best way to even things out.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:40 AM   #69
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Nice post, Doug. I started my car fixing career as a tire buster. I did truck tires, car tires and motorcycle tires for 5 years before I went car tech full time.

I like your instructions and I like your inventiveness. However, I would not use a punch on my wheels, ever. Raising the metal around the punch mark creates a stress riser. This is where cracks can start. I just don't think it is a good idea.

Personally, I never balanced the bare wheel either. I did check them for the heavy spot and set the tire's heavy spot opposite it as you did and (usually spin) balanced the assembled wheel and tire.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:46 AM   #70
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Does anyone know if 210 g is to much to bring a wheel tire into balance? Should I place it all in one spot? One row of six and one of seven, 7 g wts? Seems like a lot of weight. I must have missed the light spot on the tire. It is a tourance and not marked that I saw. Using marc parnes balancer.

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Back in the day when I balanced tires for a living if a moto tire/wheel needed that much weight I would usually dismount the tire and rotate it on the wheel 180* and recheck balance. That usually resulted in it needing less weight. I almost always had a spin balancer that would indicate how much weight to put on one side of the rim vs. the other. If I static balanced the assembly I just split the weights on moto wheels to both sides.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:06 AM   #71
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Curvy tire irons from http://www.bmwbobs.com/, faboolious tools. I take two with me when travelling plus some plug-patches for little adventures like this:


What kind of plug-patches are those and where do you get them? I have a PITA hole that I had to use two Stop&Go mushroom plugs because of the location (right in the v between the lugs) I really don't like the idea of that and the tires are new, so I thought I would try my hand at removing the tire and seeing if I can get the Stop & Go to seat better or if not do one of the inside repairs. If these aren't what I am looking for what would you all suggest?

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Old 06-10-2011, 01:49 PM   #72
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Those 'mushroom' patches are the best. You should be able to find them at an auto tire store or shop. They require that you remove the tire from the rim but they are a very thorough solution.

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Old 06-10-2011, 02:42 PM   #73
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I figured it's about time that I get the correct tools and learn how to remove my tire....
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:31 PM   #74
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This is a great write-up; I paid dearly to have several sets of tires changed by various shops; jumping in & doing it yourself is not only a great $ saver but will also save considerable time when you consider the convenience of doing it on your own schedule in your own location.

I suggest also to go through the effort of puncturing the old tire before it's removed, practicing how to plug it and then riding some distance on the plugged old tire. Sure, it takes some time, but it's way better to learn the ins & outs of plugging for the first time in your garage than it is on the side of the road under less than ideal circumstances.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:48 PM   #75
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where are you disposing of your old tires?
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