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Old 04-15-2014, 09:40 AM   #10381
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I would be up for a little "tech day" aka ummm beerfest if anything transpires. I don't know about mounting a tire on a v-strom and if you need to get it properly balanced or not. On my KLR and DR I just throw the sucker on there, pump it up to about 65 psi or so to seat it on the rim, bounce it up and down, and roughly look to see if its "balanced". Never had any issues. Some guys use the dyna beads...
I'm a bead user so no need for an official balance. They've worked well for me to this point.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:59 AM   #10382
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"tech day" sounds like a winner to me.

Lots of little questions I have about bike maintenance, and the knowledge that some/most of you have is something I'll like to harvest.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #10383
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"tech day" sounds like a winner to me.

Lots of little questions I have about bike maintenance, and the knowledge that some/most of you have is something I'll like to harvest.
Tech day sounds great...except nothing about your bikes would probably apply to a BMW!? .... Hell..Even the turn signals are screwed up!
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:11 PM   #10384
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Hell i can't hardly park my car in your driveway, let alone a bike.
I parked their once, in the snow/ice, to let the dogs out. Came out of the house and wondered how my Jeep ended up in the street.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:11 PM   #10385
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I would be up for a little "tech day" aka ummm beerfest if anything transpires. I don't know about mounting a tire on a v-strom and if you need to get it properly balanced or not. On my KLR and DR I just throw the sucker on there, pump it up to about 65 psi or so to seat it on the rim, bounce it up and down, and roughly look to see if its "balanced". Never had any issues. Some guys use the dyna beads...

Beerfest isn't me. You can BYOB to my place, but there won't be any available. I'm not anti alcohol, just not fond of combining it with riding or driving.

I have a tire changer a friend left at my place but I am not a huge fan of it, I typically just use irons. However, guys with nice bikes don't like scratches so I use the tire changer when I do theirs. A gravity balancer came with it but I have yet to use it.

I have both a small and big bike lifts as well as a 7' lift table.

Stu, I bought a YZ friendly valve spring tool.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:15 PM   #10386
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I parked their once, in the snow/ice, to let the dogs out. Came out of the house and wondered how my Jeep ended up in the street.

A friend of mine at work pulled up a sloped drive, jumped out and accidently left his VW Rabbit in neutral when he ran up to get his little brother. When he cam back out, the Wabbit was gone, it was across the street in the neighbors yard.

After telling me the story, I went out at lunch and found his car unlocked so I slipped it in neutral and pushed it to the far corner of the lot. When he came out after work he went nuts thinking he did the same thing 2 days in a row.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:41 PM   #10387
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A friend of mine at work pulled up a sloped drive, jumped out and accidently left his VW Rabbit in neutral when he ran up to get his little brother. When he cam back out, the Wabbit was gone, it was across the street in the neighbors yard.

After telling me the story, I went out at lunch and found his car unlocked so I slipped it in neutral and pushed it to the far corner of the lot. When he came out after work he went nuts thinking he did the same thing 2 days in a row.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:27 AM   #10388
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[QUOTE=mgorman;23945510]Beerfest isn't me. You can BYOB to my place, but there won't be any available. I'm not anti alcohol, just not fond of combining it with riding or driving.


I don't condone drinking and riding, I just like to enjoy a cold one while wrenching on the bike in the garage. Really, the beerfests are reserved for overnight trips when your all set up not going anywhere ;)

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Old 04-16-2014, 06:25 AM   #10389
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A friend of mine at work pulled up a sloped drive, jumped out and accidently left his VW Rabbit in neutral when he ran up to get his little brother. When he cam back out, the Wabbit was gone, it was across the street in the neighbors yard.

After telling me the story, I went out at lunch and found his car unlocked so I slipped it in neutral and pushed it to the far corner of the lot. When he came out after work he went nuts thinking he did the same thing 2 days in a row.
So funny!
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:58 AM   #10390
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Beerfest isn't me. You can BYOB to my place, but there won't be any available. I'm not anti alcohol, just not fond of combining it with riding or driving.

I have a tire changer a friend left at my place but I am not a huge fan of it, I typically just use irons. However, guys with nice bikes don't like scratches so I use the tire changer when I do theirs. A gravity balancer came with it but I have yet to use it.
The father of one of my wife's best friends is living proof of ONE of the reasons that alcohol and motor vehicles (I'd say motorcycles, but let's face it, operating anything is really a bad idea). He was found dead (yes dead) with his motorcycle still in the middle of the road. He was 50 ft. from it. Riding alone, at night, less than a couple miles from his house. No sign of impact or dead animals or anything. Helmet destroyed. They revived him and now he's a quadriplegic.

On a different note... I'd be really happy if you'd be willing to show me the finer points of MC tire changing. I can't afford a changer so I'd be buying a good set of "hand tools" and balancing w/ beads. Let's see what comes of our little gathering.
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:22 AM   #10391
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FYI for those of the Christian faith, the end is near. Just sold an Orange KTM brand o-ring chain to a KLR owner and it wasn't the cheapest

(or the most expensive).

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Old 04-16-2014, 07:27 AM   #10392
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FYI for those of the Christian faith, the end is near. Just sold an Orange KTM brand o-ring chain to a KLR owner and it wasn't the cheapest

(or the most expensive).

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Old 04-16-2014, 07:43 AM   #10393
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The father of one of my wife's best friends is living proof of ONE of the reasons that alcohol and motor vehicles (I'd say motorcycles, but let's face it, operating anything is really a bad idea). He was found dead (yes dead) with his motorcycle still in the middle of the road. He was 50 ft. from it. Riding alone, at night, less than a couple miles from his house. No sign of impact or dead animals or anything. Helmet destroyed. They revived him and now he's a quadriplegic.
Are you saying he was drunk?
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:06 AM   #10394
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Are you saying he was drunk?
Lets just say he had been drinking and was known too very regularly. No tests were done at the accident scene due to the circumstances.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:15 AM   #10395
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Lets just say he had been drinking and was known too very regularly. No tests were done at the accident scene due to the circumstances.
Well then it's a win-win.

Other motorists no longer have to be concerned with him killing them in a DUI crash; and he can stay at home and drink his Pabst through a straw to his little heart's content.
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