Tubeless tires are so easy it's hardly worth mentioning. The hardest part is breaking the bead, and that can be done with a stick of wood cut as a wedge on one end, a breaker tool and hammer, or a kickstand of another bike.
Windex for lube, they pop right on and off, front or back, with a couple of tire irons. If the tire size is matched to the wheel the bead is also cake to seat.
I use a couple of crates for a static balancer which keeps me smooth to over 100mph.
If you've never changed motorcycle tires before and don't want to mess with it, $25 is a fair price.
I went to a local shop(not dealer) looking for some new boots. He didnt have what I wanted, but just for fun I asked what he would charge to mount a tire. He told me $30 a tire if I bought from him as well. So I ordered a new michelin, and took the rear rim into see him a few days later. I figured that he jacks up the price, but when I searched online he was within $5 of the cheapest source I could find. When I showed up he told me $30 was for him to take it off the bike as well, so I only had to pay $20.
If you buy tires from them my local shop (well 25 miles from me local) charges about 32.50 a tire.
Yes I spend a bit more but they can do it faster than I could in my driveway and not having to plan for rain/heat/cold.
If I had a garage/workshop I would so attempt it myself. I'm slowly trying to get back to were I can fricking move without pain so I can start refurbishing my shed to be an outside office/workshop. Somehow in January I managed to jack my lower back so bad that it has been in a constant state of pain until just recently. Now I'm dealing with the weakened muscles and stiffness.
If I can get through the next two days without pain I'm clearing myself for going back to the gym for light conditioning workouts.
New years day ride.On the road by 7am to ride the Coromandel loop as we do on new years day.We go early when there is less traffic.Went up the Thames coast road with very few cars holding us up.Made the top of Kereta hill in record time.I was feeling motion sick from all the twistys,all fast 3rd...
Considering switching from my 2012 NC700x to 650 VersysLT...no particular reason except I get bored...nc has only 11000 miles and is in excellent condition...I like the looks and reviews on the Versys but have not yet ridden one..
Any comments or suggestions pro or con would be appreciated.
I have 16 500km on rear OEM Dunlop tire, and tire still have little life, enough till 18 000km service time.
Now this is 2018 model Versys 650.
And If i read correct on Dunlop tires they shoud be produced around 40 week in 2017
Now I wish to buy new tires rear and front so I have same...
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