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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-15-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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New tire time!

Front tire, this time. Check out the flat spot worn in the OE tire!

This is a 2016 V1K with over 8500 miles.

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Quicker tire dismount than last time!

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Front tire, this time. Check out the flat spot worn in the OE tire!

This is a 2016 V1K with over 8500 miles.
It didn't upload my pic?? Weird.

Anyway, new tire is mounted!

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Had some trouble getting the new tire to seat, due to the cold. Set it on a space heater for a while and tried again. It was a little strange watching the tire grow. Lol.

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Was the tire dry??? I've found a little lube goes a long way when seating the bead.
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No. I used dish soap mixed with water, just like the last tire. It was just cold and uncooperative.

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It's amazing just how much slipping you learn to tolerate with an old tire. New one feels like it's made of glue!

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Don't recognize the tread pattern.

What make and model it your new Tar?
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Don't recognize the tread pattern.



What make and model it your new Tar?
Road 5 front.

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Quick update...

I have a progressive vibration from the front, starting at about 80mph (indicated). At 90 it's downright distracting. I guess I'll be picking up a tire balancer next week.

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Quick update...

I have a progressive vibration from the front, starting at about 80mph (indicated). At 90 it's downright distracting. I guess I'll be picking up a tire balancer next week.
Have you thought about using "Dyna Beads"? I've had them on various bikes (including THREE V650s) for OVER 165,000 miles, and they work PDG for me, w/ NO vibes, and that is w/ street, adv, and full-knobby rubber!

I use 'generic' beads BTW.

IF you want more info on the 'generic' beads - send me a PM.
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Have you thought about using "Dyna Beads"? I've had them on various bikes (including THREE V650s) for OVER 165,000 miles, and they work PDG for me, w/ NO vibes, and that is w/ street, adv, and full-knobby rubber!



I use 'generic' beads BTW.



IF you want more info on the 'generic' beads - send me a PM.
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