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Re: Looking at that Old Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 01 May 2017, 01:20

David W wrote:
alans1100 wrote:"Upright" as opposed to "horizontal" works for me.
David W wrote:... to each, his own ....

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The more horizontal one gets, the more complete wear one gets near the edges of ones tyres.


This is the rear (at 8,000 km) and the photo taken at the same time as the front. Granted the photo isn't the best but you can see the tyre wear almost to the edge of the tread.

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Re: New Tyre

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 01 May 2017, 14:24

A new tyre has what I believe is called 'coyote strips'. Or 'chicken strips'. Whatever. They are an indicator how far you lean in bends. With my cruiser, that is not very far. I'm touching the ground pretty fast. Also, in all honesty, I don't feel comfortable leaning in so far that the metal hits the ground. Call me chicken (or coyote), but it's just not my style. A cruiser is not a sports bike. And I'm built for comfort, not for speed. :mrgreen:
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New Rear Tyre, away from home

Postby David W » 01 May 2017, 17:51

Pan Rider Jack wrote:Talking of new tyres, I was forced into getting a new rear yesterday when the hole proved too big for slime or plugs and was 300 miles away from home :( Not an easy thing to get sorted on a bank holiday weekend, but SRT Motorcycles in Birkenhead did the job :)

From Birkenhead to Fife is indeed not merely a hop, a skip, and one jump. (View the map in the link below.)

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Re: New Rear Tyre, away from home

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 01 May 2017, 20:24

David W wrote:From Birkenhead to Fife is indeed not merely a hop, a skip, and one jump....

The missing bit is I started in Banbury just after 7.30am, going via edge of Birmingham, across to Nantwich (and a bit further west). Oh and I find the A7 a much better road than any motorway, especially the M8 just now with the roadworks ;)
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Re: New Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 15 Jun 2017, 09:52

Rear wheel is now off the bike waiting for the local tyre place to come and pick it up plus the tyre tomorrow morning.

It's been 3 and a half years and 43,000 km since the final drive repair and all still looks good an no signs of wear on the drive flange either. Replacing all the 0 rings this time though the ones in place appear to be ok.

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This Bridgestone T30 Evo made 9000 km with a Dunlop Roadsmart 3 going on.

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Also I have to look at this. Bought some degreaser and once clean I'll see if I can find where it's coming from.

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Re: New Tyre

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 15 Jun 2017, 21:40

This may be cursing in a church, but each time I read about all the maintenance you guys are doing on your STs, I can't help feeling lucky with my stupid two-cylinder boxer that just WORKS. No O rings or carb tuning or all of the things you guys talk about. I just put gas in it and ride. An annual maintenance - if I don't forget, that's it.

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Re: New Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 16 Jun 2017, 00:23

Same here Pieter, I rarely do anything on the bike. I only fix what breaks and compared to some others it's not that often.

Honda could have designed the final drive a bit better and they eventually did but not much we can do about it,
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Re: New Tyre

Postby alans1100 » 16 Jun 2017, 08:12

Cleaned all the oil off that I could and I have to agree with a comment on my Ozstoc post so I ordered the oil cap packing; I would have called it an O ring and it will only cost $10 plus a stamp for it to be sent from the Port Augusta dealer.

O ring on the drive flange was ok but replaced anyway and the ones on the wheel and in the drive unit had seen better days and had to be replaced.

All put back together just as a light shower of rain fell.
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Re: New Tyre

Postby Uncle Phil » 16 Jun 2017, 10:19

Pieter Huizinga wrote:This may be cursing in a church, but each time I read about all the maintenance you guys are doing on your STs, I can't help feeling lucky with my stupid two-cylinder boxer that just WORKS. No O rings or carb tuning or all of the things you guys talk about. I just put gas in it and ride. An annual maintenance - if I don't forget, that's it.

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Re: New Tyre

Postby Pan Rider Jack » 16 Jun 2017, 21:10

Pretty much the same as Uncle Phil, not much above normal servicing (that I don't do), but I do allow for the odd bits that are above and beyond the normal service items, just had the third tank fitted to the K bike :o
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