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Old 10-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #76
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poured two teaspoons of ATF down plug hole, then cranked over with kick starter.
it may smoke a but on start up, but that's OK. better that then parts starting up with no lube.

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:03 PM   #77
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mounting new Metzler tire and IRC tube. found the tube at the Honda Dealer. Tulsa BMW dealership stocks next to nothing for airhead BMW.

it's a bear getting that tire on the rim. very tempting to take it in to someone with a tire machine. but I need to be able to fix a tire in the middle of no where.

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Old 10-05-2011, 06:34 PM   #78
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Work the well changing tires. If you understand what that means and do it, it will be a lot easier.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #79
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:25 PM   #80
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mounting new Metzler tire and IRC tube. found the tube at the Honda Dealer. Tulsa BMW dealership stocks next to nothing for airhead BMW.

it's a bear getting that tire on the rim. very tempting to take it in to someone with a tire machine. but I need to be able to fix a tire in the middle of no where.

If that's the tire you are mounting it's going to be extra hard as that is an OLD tire.
I've not seen a Metzler label like that in a long time.

There's a Date code next to the DOT stamp
To figure out the stamp you use this (two digits for week of the year plus two digits for year; or two digits for week of the year plus one digit for year for tires made prior to 2000).

But if that tire label indicates that Metzler is located in Washington state that it's more then 20 years old
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:41 PM   #81
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Some bike show guy might pay big bucks for it. More if you get some fingernail clippers and clip the mold nipples off so it looks like is brand new yet somehow ridden.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:41 PM   #82
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If that's the tire you are mounting it's going to be extra hard as that is an OLD tire.
I've not seen a Metzler label like that in a long time.

There's a Date code next to the DOT stamp
To figure out the stamp you use this (two digits for week of the year plus two digits for year; or two digits for week of the year plus one digit for year for tires made prior to 2000).

But if that tire label indicates that Metzler is located in Washington state that it's more then 20 years old
that tire is 20+ years old, but was wrapped up, sealed pretty good. tire is not hard at all, still pliable exactly like a new tire. would not have problems riding that tire anywhere. the same front tire I took off with 95% of thread intact is hard, way too hard to ride safely.

was thinking of some collector would dearly love to have this tire as I was cutting off the original wrappings.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:12 PM   #83
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comments about tire hardness concerned me... so pulled out a Shore Durometer, which verified tire's elasticity.

plans were use this tire temporarily until I order some new style Metzlers. maybe this tire does need to stay in new condition for a collector.

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Old 10-06-2011, 07:31 AM   #84
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You're not really gonna run that tire are you?
Yikes!
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:30 AM   #85
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Well since we talked about video scopes in this thread I though I would mention I saw a cheap one yesterday at Cosco.
They want $149.xx at Cosco. I'm tempted.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:42 AM   #86
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Damn! That's a LONG taar iron!

Here's an instructional tire changing video - worth a few ideas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw0B2...eature=related
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:10 AM   #87
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You're not really gonna run that tire are you?
Yikes!
If I did, it would 100% safe. here's a bit of data to back it up. number of samples are small, but I'm satisfied with validity of my data.

instrument used is a calibrated by Trace 1 Calibrations, Shore Durometer. double checked with rubber puck inside.



had to pick up new IRC tubes at Honda Dealership, so took a few reading with Shore Durometer.

1. Softest was KTM 990 @ 55.. betcha these tires wear out pretty quick



2. KTM 550 @ 77



3. Honda Goldwing @ 64



4. Honda CBR @ 67



5. Used Suzuki @ 74



6. Used Honda @ 72


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Old 10-06-2011, 11:35 AM   #88
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Video scope versus a bore scope? When I want to look I want to SEE down to the finest detail. I would think a bore scope is a lot clearer picture?
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:33 PM   #89
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Video scope versus a bore scope? When I want to look I want to SEE down to the finest detail. I would think a bore scope is a lot clearer picture?
I don't know if there is any difference. Bore scope or video scope. I was referring to the camera type thing that can be inserted into area not visible ordinarily and having a picture show up on the little screen. I would guess that the more money you spent the better the picture. They had a demonstration unit set up in the Cosco where I saw this but it wouldn't come on, dead batteries, stolen batterries, it's broke, I don't know. I had other stuff to do so I left.

I just thought the price was outrageous $149.xx. I used to spend that much money on cigarettes every two weeks. That's how much I smoked. Been smoke free now for a little over 11 weeks, I think. Thanks for listening.

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Old 10-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #90
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There is a difference. Bore scopes use mirrors and magnifying glass, not a camera. Yes, a video scope would depend very much on the camera AND the screen.
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