Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby RB » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:03 am

So, I fitted new brake shoes to the front JUST before the snow hit in December, got up to take her for a ride and there was 4 inches of snow on the ground - Now, Mid March and I am reluctantly going to fit the new K87's . . . I battled for an hour to get the front tyre off, I finally realised I'm not 18 any more . . . . wine time, fitting the new front tyre can bloody well wait!! :? (Oh, it snowed last night though as well)
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby Zedrone » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:16 am

K87's front and rear?
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby steve f » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:15 am

you aint been 18 for a long time old man :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby sam » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:10 pm

Pleased to say I know a local guy who will remove a tyre and fit for £5 :)
I have seen him struggle with my 30 year old tyres. I have used angle grinder in past!
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby RB » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:35 am

steve f wrote:you aint been 18 for a long time old man :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Wotchu talking about Willis? ? ? . . . . . . I've been 18 FOREVER! . . . Just not right now :?
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby RB » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:41 am

Zedrone wrote:K87's front and rear?

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Yep, I "Imported" 20+ NEW tyres from the U.K. last Year for all my "riders" over in the U.S. , I bought them from the U.K's leading Tyre seller, purely because a lot of Tyres in the U.S. can be 3,4 or 5+ Years old when you buy them, and those guys turn over so many tyres that you know they are "fresh" - Just taking the old tyre off, it was rock hard and like plastic, the new Tyre was certainly "grippy" to hold . . . . . and I gave up with trying to fit it 5 mins in :? . . I'll try again in the morning . . . . Or maybe in 30 minutes after half a bottle of wine when I'm "18" again :lol:
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby H2Herman » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:52 pm

sam wrote:Pleased to say I know a local guy who will remove a tyre and fit for £5 :)
I have seen him struggle with my 30 year old tyres. I have used angle grinder in past!


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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby RB » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:00 pm

Well, it didn't go well . . . Took 3 tubes and a LOT of swearing to get the front tyre on :oops: I really couldn't be arsed to even take the rear wheel out but figured it was now or never! I actually did it the strange way, by leaving the rear sprocket in place - what a bastard of a job that was! . . . . But I didn't want to mess with the exhausts. But, a result, after seeking "advice from facebook friends " I doused the tyre an WD40 and remembered never to get the tyre lever more than verticle and away it went! We are ready for the road . . . . well, Once this current snowstorm gets out of the way :roll:
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby warehouse1001 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:09 am

RB wrote:Well, it didn't go well . . . Took 3 tubes and a LOT of swearing to get the front tyre on :oops: I really couldn't be arsed to even take the rear wheel out but figured it was now or never! I actually did it the strange way, by leaving the rear sprocket in place - what a bastard of a job that was! . . . . But I didn't want to mess with the exhausts. But, a result, after seeking "advice from facebook friends " I doused the tyre an WD40 and remembered never to get the tyre lever more than verticle and away it went! We are ready for the road . . . . well, Once this current snowstorm gets out of the way :roll:
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Hope to see that bike this summer Rick. My insurance kicks in April 1. So as long as it's 50 degrees and dry I'm going riding soon!
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Re: Tyre time - NOT Tire time . . .

Postby steve f » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:49 am

wow nice restoration was the tyre the last part of the puzzle
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