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Old 05-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #23041
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Quite frankly, if you need anything longer than that you're not using the correct technique and risk damaging the bead.
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Well I've changed probably 4 sets of tires with mine and never had an issue. Just sayin'... I'd rather the job be easier and use longer levers.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:39 AM   #23042
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Well I've changed probably 4 sets of tires with mine and never had an issue. Just sayin'... I'd rather the job be easier and use longer levers.
Could you have done the same job(s) using shorter irons...... and minimized the temptation to use undo force when it really wasn't needed??

Also, just sayin'.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #23043
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Nice Video ~ I've been to that same spot where the trail dead ends / crosses the tracks. My bald rear Metz Karoo will get me that far but the hill on the other side looked like it needed more traction then I had to offer.

Back behind ans just south of the Wawa is the old sand pit with an entirely new set of single track awesomeness. There used to be a few trails around the eastern edge of Mores lake (And a DEAD HARLEY TOPPER SCOOTER). 15 yrs ago we parked at Skate land (with permission). Last year most guys were parking behind NAPA ~ but it is still risky.


I have my new IRC GP1 rear tire ready and waiting. I guess after 25+ yrs it's time to get in on this tire iron thing. Defiantly looking for dual purpose & pack-able.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #23044
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Could you have done the same job(s) using shorter irons...... and minimized the temptation to use undo force when it really wasn't needed??

Also, just sayin'.

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Could I have? Sure. But I sweat enough already when swapping rubber out. I just wouldn't say that it's a indicator of incorrect technique. The length of your irons (especially not a difference of 2.5") probably isn't going to be what a marred bead or ripped carcass hinges upon. If the tire really doesn't want to go where you're telling it to, you should probably back off, short irons or long. Even an idiot like me can figure that out.

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:08 PM   #23045
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Nice Video ~ I've been to that same spot where the trail dead ends / crosses the tracks. My bald rear Metz Karoo will get me that far but the hill on the other side looked like it needed more traction then I had to offer.

Back behind ans just south of the Wawa is the old sand pit with an entirely new set of single track awesomeness. There used to be a few trails around the eastern edge of Mores lake (And a DEAD HARLEY TOPPER SCOOTER). 15 yrs ago we parked at Skate land (with permission). Last year most guys were parking behind NAPA ~ but it is still risky.


I have my new IRC GP1 rear tire ready and waiting. I guess after 25+ yrs it's time to get in on this tire iron thing. Defiantly looking for dual purpose & pack-able.
You have some pretty detailed knowledge of my old stomping grounds. Moores lake, FFS!

That old sand pit has been there a loong time. Rode bicycles and mini bikes there in the 70's and it was well established then. Still go back there from time to time
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #23046
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Could you have done the same job(s) using shorter irons...... and minimized the temptation to use undo force when it really wasn't needed??

Also, just sayin'.

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I think I have the 11 inch set. I was going to buy some T6 irons but at 30 bucks each I was too cheap and decided on a combo wrench that had both F/R axle sizes and my trusty old 11inch motion pro irons. I find that the most important thing for me to change tires is some kind of lube. I had some armorall silicone spray I was putting on the beads but can't find the bottle after I moved. With the lube, I had beads seating at 15 psi on the back of the DL with a hand pump. Also didn't have anywhere near us much trouble getting them off later.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #23047
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Anyone locally have an 1150GS (non ADV) stock single seat or custom they want to sell
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:17 PM   #23048
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I think I have the 11 inch set. I was going to buy some T6 irons but at 30 bucks each I was too cheap and decided on a combo wrench that had both F/R axle sizes and my trusty old 11inch motion pro irons. I find that the most important thing for me to change tires is some kind of lube. I had some armorall silicone spray I was putting on the beads but can't find the bottle after I moved. With the lube, I had beads seating at 15 psi on the back of the DL with a hand pump. Also didn't have anywhere near us much trouble getting them off later.
This stuff is the S#!T.
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-37-beadgoop.aspx
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #23049
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For about $12 you can buy a gallon (aka lifetime supply) of RuGlyde at Napa.

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:34 AM   #23050
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For about $12 you can buy a gallon (aka lifetime supply) of RuGlyde at Napa.

Yup, RuGlide. Put some in an old spray bottle.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:33 AM   #23051
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For about $12 you can buy a gallon (aka lifetime supply) of RuGlyde at Napa.

I'll try it. I'll keep the Bead Goop in my tool kit for the road.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:11 AM   #23052
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Yes. PM me. Will be home by tonite. Got stuff I have to do in p-town tomorrow. Night.

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:28 AM   #23053
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Well it looks like we'll be getting some scattered storms this weekend while camping. I hope that tent Jeff was nice enough to give me holds up in the rain. I sprayed it down with a whole can of waterproofing.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #23054
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Well it looks like we'll be getting some scattered storms this weekend while camping. I hope that tent Jeff was nice enough to give me holds up in the rain. I sprayed it down with a whole can of waterproofing.
it's that time of year


going to a warm weather grass class tonight will find out if I need to borrow a truck or not

anybody got a green thumb? I obviously do not
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #23055
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it's that time of year


going to a warm weather grass class tonight will find out if I need to borrow a truck or not

anybody got a green thumb? I obviously do not

So, are you Going for the lawn route or yard route? I envy a good lawn but I to settle for a yard. I try for the lawn but end up saying " Oh well, I guess weeds are green too."
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