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Old 03-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #17731
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Well, I saw a nice looking Multistrada at One City Center today parked next to my C14... I want your bike

Aside from that, it looks almost time to play, "Change the Tire!" again. The last two times I played this game, it was kind of comical involving lots of sweat, some failed attempts at bead breaking, and finally running the tire over with the car to break the bead. Then came the task of getting it off, and the new one on, the rim. A case of beer to whoever can teach me how to get my rear tire replaced with stuff that fits in my side cases and without losing my mind.
Neduro's Tire Changing Class

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #17732
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Well, I saw a nice looking Multistrada at One City Center today parked next to my C14... I want your bike

Aside from that, it looks almost time to play, "Change the Tire!" again. The last two times I played this game, it was kind of comical involving lots of sweat, some failed attempts at bead breaking, and finally running the tire over with the car to break the bead. Then came the task of getting it off, and the new one on, the rim. A case of beer to whoever can teach me how to get my rear tire replaced with stuff that fits in my side cases and without losing my mind.

I'd show you but that doesn't seem practical from here. One thing that you won't have in your saddle bag is a bead breaker. There are some nice portable ones out there if you're inclined to spend some money on one.

Couple 2x4's would do it though. Make a fulcrum out of some 2x4 about a foot long, then use a stud length 2x4 with one end under a car rocker panel. Put the bike tire next to the car. Put the short 2x4 on the bead, standing upright. Put the end of the long 2/4 under the car rocker panel and on top of your fulcrum. Push down on he long end. You'll need to stand on the tire at 180 from the lever point.

One thing to remember here. You're running tires made for a heavy sport touring rig. They have stiff sidewalls. Add in some cold temps and you can faff about with one for quite some time. I hate changing out cold tires on my FJR. Bring it in the house and set it next to the heat for awhile. It will make life easier.

Levering is just as hard with those tires. You need the tire down off the bead and in the center of the rim 180 out from where you're levering. They are stiff sons-a-guns and will make it tough on you.

Technique is the only way to pull it off, or you wind up busting a vein. Take short bites with the lever.

Warm up the new tire and use soapy water on the rim and tire bead.


Edit.... good vids help too. EC da vid man!
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:54 PM   #17733
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yep +1 on little bites, and soapy water lube
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #17734
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thanks for the info on the forks,
and I have a kenda 270 and it is far better than what I had so I was impressed by the way it gripped. but i never had anything better.
just be careful around the puddles other than that I've been all around Mane and New Brunswick dirt roads on one and was fine and will get some decent miles out of it...
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #17735
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Took the MZ out for a ride today...

Was a chilly ride.. But just had to do it...
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:50 PM   #17736
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Hey Radzo...my son keeps linking me bike porn from the Phoenix region...



I here there was some crazy bastard out yesterday morning on a hack...I assume it was you
Centauro... Great Hi-Cam engine, the look does not do much for me.


And I'll have you know my folks were married...!

Yes, I have been Hackin' it to work.






Happy Birthday to Moto Guzzi...

March 15th, 1921, Mandello Del Lario, Italy...!

http://www.motorcycle.com/news/moto-guzzi-celebrates-90th-anniversary-90552.html


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Old 03-15-2011, 04:40 PM   #17737
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Looks like it is valve check week. I need all new shims everything is at the bottom (tight side) of spec
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:46 PM   #17738
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...I made a skidplate out of a sign...
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! I love it . . . nice job.

Looks like things are coming along nicely.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:51 PM   #17739
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Neduro's Tire Changing Class

Ned tells me he doesn't like beer. You can deliver the Yuengling light to PWRCRZR. Lord knows I owe him enough of it.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:53 PM   #17740
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! I love it . . . nice job.

Looks like things are coming along nicely.
Hey, I did start on a KLR.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:54 PM   #17741
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Did someone say Bead breaker...



once the bead is broke spooning tires on and off is a snap. It is definitely easier with practice.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:03 PM   #17742
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Happy Birthday to Moto Guzzi...

March 15th, 1921, Mandello Del Lario, Italy...!

http://www.motorcycle.com/news/moto-guzzi-celebrates-90th-anniversary-90552.html


Happy Guzzi Day


"The Italian motorcycle manufacturer will hold its celebration at the Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days) in mid-September. Thousands of Moto Guzzi enthusiasts are expected to attend the celebration and tour the renovated and modernized original Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario."

Hey Radzo...got any details on said 'celebration'...
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:17 PM   #17743
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I'd show you but that doesn't seem practical from here. One thing that you won't have in your saddle bag is a bead breaker. There are some nice portable ones out there if you're inclined to spend some money on one.

Couple 2x4's would do it though. Make a fulcrum out of some 2x4 about a foot long, then use a stud length 2x4 with one end under a car rocker panel. Put the bike tire next to the car. Put the short 2x4 on the bead, standing upright. Put the end of the long 2/4 under the car rocker panel and on top of your fulcrum. Push down on he long end. You'll need to stand on the tire at 180 from the lever point.

One thing to remember here. You're running tires made for a heavy sport touring rig. They have stiff sidewalls. Add in some cold temps and you can faff about with one for quite some time. I hate changing out cold tires on my FJR. Bring it in the house and set it next to the heat for awhile. It will make life easier.

Levering is just as hard with those tires. You need the tire down off the bead and in the center of the rim 180 out from where you're levering. They are stiff sons-a-guns and will make it tough on you.

Technique is the only way to pull it off, or you wind up busting a vein. Take short bites with the lever.

Warm up the new tire and use soapy water on the rim and tire bead.


Edit.... good vids help too. EC da vid man!
What he said.... If I can do it, any body can


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Did someone say Bead breaker...



once the bead is broke spooning tires on and off is a snap. It is definitely easier with practice.
I like the looks of that- looks a lot easier than the 2x4s- I bet Jerry could weld one up.....


The good news here is the new gas tank is all installed, and the bike is back together, and no gas on the ground under it!!!
Will post pics soon....

Jerry's big project on his bike is almost done as well, so will have to post pics of that as well....
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:04 PM   #17744
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The good news here is the new gas tank is all installed, and the bike is back together, and no gas on the ground under it!!!
Will post pics soon....

Jerry's big project on his bike is almost done as well, so will have to post pics of that as well....
Nice job
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:07 PM   #17745
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Happy Guzzi Day


"The Italian motorcycle manufacturer will hold its celebration at the Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days) in mid-September. Thousands of Moto Guzzi enthusiasts are expected to attend the celebration and tour the renovated and modernized original Moto Guzzi factory in Mandello del Lario."

Hey Radzo...got any details on said 'celebration'...
I smell a GoodOlTripAcrossThePond brewing

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