Yeah, have your rubber changed for you. Don't know where you live, but I've got a local shop that changes them for $20 each. It is the best $40 you will every spend in your life.
This is the first I've heard of this device but I like what I see on their website. Can you tell me which one you are using? I see three types for Kawasaki motorcycles. Are you using the universal kit?I use Rim savers and 3 tire Irons. For Balance I use the Mark Parnes.
This is the first I've heard of this device but I like what I see on their website. Can you tell me which one you are using? I see three types for Kawasaki motorcycles. Are you using the universal kit?
I also looked at rim savers and a reviewer suggested more than two for the job. How many do you use?
I'd appreciate any help you can offer as I have two brand new tires in a box ready for mounting and I sure would like to learn to do it myself.
I guess this was back in July but the information is good for anybody whos thinking about it...Since you are close by, come watch me do a tire change. It may make you think twice about giving up the $40. I go through tires too fast to have to run to the shop every time I need a change. Plus you save quite a bit ordering online for the tires. I dont let the shop do my tires because I do not want my rims scratched. I use Rim savers and 3 tire Irons. For Balance I use the Mark Parnes. Works just as good as the spin balance. I also have at my disposal free auto machine and spin balancer, but I can do it manually just as fast as driving over and driving back, and it is only about 7 miles away.
To your point, askf38, I tried using the factory "tool" to loosen my front axle and ended up bending the crap out of the tool. I just picked up a 14mm allen key at Automotive Fasteners (regional chain that has every hard-to-find bolt, etc.) for under $5..... it really wasn't that bad, the front tire axle bolt is freakn tight and that took awhile to get off but after that it was cake...
Tommy, do you use the Ride-On stuff to actually do the balancing? I looked at their website and they said you should use it after your tire has been properly mounted and balanced.I use the Harbour Freight changer with no problems, use Ride-On for balancing and puncture seal. Have used Ride-On or PJ-1 balancer for years and it works great with no ugly weights on rims.