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Old 04-03-2011, 08:22 AM   #61
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Yeah

Off the top of my head I think I'm running about 18-19 on all surfaces (unless I know I'll be hauling highwaymiles to get from A-B, then I'll max it acc to the swingarm sticker)
good to know. You running HD tubes?
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:26 AM   #62
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Changing tires by hand is like analsex - not enough lube and it's just a pain in the ass

I seat mine with a handpump at around 30-35 psi. If it's just a little off sometimes it helps bouncing the wheel on the ground to get it seated.

Just spit my coffee up! What is your prefered lube? I just use soapy water... Tires that is... Anal lube is different... Wait, wrong forum. Where's Rob when you need him?:ymca
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:03 AM   #63
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K-Y for tire lube....hmmm, have to think about that one.

Well at least it would wash off in the first creek crossing.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:01 PM   #64
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good to know. You running HD tubes?
Yeah
Or.....umm..... think so at least...... I remember asking for that specifically before leaving for Australia, but I'm not sure what my current ones are. I've yet to have a puncture in +60.000km, knock on wood. Not even when my frontwheel looked like a figure-eight after going from 60km/h to zero in one tree did I puncture the tube (I've had two where I pinched the tube while replacing tires though. One front and one rear)
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Just spit my coffee up! What is your prefered lube? I just use soapy water... Tires that is... Anal lube is different... Wait, wrong forum. Where's Rob when you need him?:ymca
Oh, he's probably at the Y....no wait

I picked up a bucket of tire gel last year. Just brush it on with a round paintbrush. I thought it'd be like the white grease tireshops use, but it foams right up and disolves in water.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:54 PM   #65
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Nice. Ya, the one I flatted was an HD tube! What the hell. Oh well, at least it was the front.

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #66
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Nice. Ya, the one I flatted was an HD tube! What the hell. Oh well, at least it was the front.

I can't bring the bucket of gel with me ofcourse so doing it on the side of the road is a bitch regardless. I've used WD40 on other peoples bikes.

Was it a snakebite, gash or rip at the valve ?

A tip is to always spin the valve nut halfway back up the stem after fitting the tire, just incase the tire spins on the rim you won't rip the tube by the valve. Also you can keep an eye on the stem. If it's not 90 o to the rim the tire has moved. With the nut taught you'll never know and the tube will rip at the stem base.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #67
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Nice. Ya, the one I flatted was an HD tube! What the hell. Oh well, at least it was the front.

Offtopic: What type of front fender is that? Are those TT WP forks?
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:36 PM   #68
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I can't bring the bucket of gel with me ofcourse so doing it on the side of the road is a bitch regardless. I've used WD40 on other peoples bikes.

Was it a snakebite, gash or rip at the valve ?

A tip is to always spin the valve nut halfway back up the stem after fitting the tire, just incase the tire spins on the rim you won't rip the tube by the valve. Also you can keep an eye on the stem. If it's not 90 o to the rim the tire has moved. With the nut taught you'll never know and the tube will rip at the stem base.
Thanks. It was a snake bite/pinch. Yes, good point on the stem/nut job. That's how I do it too. A little air in the tube also to minimize pinching putting it back together. I also use one of those valve core pullers on a cord to feed the valve through the rim when installing. Handy little tool. It seated up nice with no lube too at 40 psi.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:40 PM   #69
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Offtopic: What type of front fender is that? Are those TT WP forks?

Hey Max- It's Ktboom 950/990 fender on a Yamaha fork. Worked great- never moved or rattled (fender that is). Fender worked great in the mud/water too keeping in off my face/body.
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:44 PM   #70
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I always thought T63's were some of the easiest tires to mount, also that the back is easier than the front on any tire.

Then again i'm weird
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:24 AM   #71
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I may have to get a set of these to fit in between my Shinko 705's and D606's.

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:00 AM   #72
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Thanks. It was a snake bite/pinch.
Hmm....thought that was more a problem with low air than high
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:03 PM   #73
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Well, nuts. Motorcycle Superstore is out of the T63 rear (130/80-17), and my local dealer doesn't have either front or rear. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC doesn't carry the T63. Who else carries these things at reasonable prices?

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Old 04-06-2011, 10:07 PM   #74
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:01 PM   #75
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Well, nuts. Motorcycle Superstore is out of the T63 rear (130/80-17), and my local dealer doesn't have either front or rear. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC doesn't carry the T63. Who else carries these things at reasonable prices?

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Try American Moto Tire , free shipping and no sales tax as they are in Az . I'm in So. Cal and have them in 2 days .
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