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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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I really wish I had pictures to show you all but here's my story.

A few weeks ago, I tore my back up again, so I've not been riding (insert foul language here).

This past Saturday, I went out to the garage to get some stuff, and had to move my wing. She, like always, fired rite up, the engine purred, and the exhaust yelled "RIDE ME NOW".

I dropped her into 1st, to inch her out, and wow, something didn't feel right. I put her back on her stand, and shut her down. I found that my brand new disliked DUNLOP E3 was FLAT.

I fired up my compressor and filled the tire, and brought her out to the drive way, to get a closer look. Upon closer examination, I found the sidewall on the right side was showing cord. Now this tire has maybe 3000 miles on it. The tread is still perfect.

Now I know when I did the dismount and mounting of the tire and rim, I had a million questions that I posted here, and got great replies, which gave me the confidence to do the job my self. However, when I put the thing back together, I remember that I had forgotten where the spacer went. This created a WABBLE that only went away when I put on the brakes. I pulled it all apart again and put the spacer on the other side of the brake caliper mount thing and the vibration left.

Now nowhere during this process did I ever check the clearance between the tire and the swing arm, and I am thinking the only thing that could have happened here is, I had some tire rub against the swing arm, and now my tire is trashed.

If you may remember, I followed my help request posts with a post regarding my dislike of this new tire. I would now like to post this question.

Could the noise and dislike of this tire be my own fault?
Could my mistake have caused the issues?
Do I want to go to the dark side? (Tire only, no harley)

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 10:38 AM
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You could have easily caused the side wear of the new tire.
It could have also been the reason you didn't like it much although I don't like them much myself.

Car tire? That's up to you.




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kcid,

Sorry to hear of your back going out, went through it this past June L3-L4 blown out, couldn't work for 6 + weeks and didn't have enough $ for the ride planned in Aug back there to fam reunion in NH. But thankfully I was able to ride here, my back wouldn't let me sit in a chair or car/van seat in the upright position, the saddle I could sit on for 2-3 hrs before siatic would start complaining in my thigh

The rub as Rudy mentioned might(probably) have been caused with the spacer on the wrong side but as you said you didn't check the clearence, we won't know for shure unless you are asking us to assume, you know what you get with that, right?



And it is your choice on darksiding, read if you haven't the threads on it, do a search, Many out there say they won't go back to M/C tire.

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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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OK, so now I have this bruise on my shoulder from where the violent woman hit me for blaming her. A man can never win.

I will be 100% honest, she bought me the wing for my B'day. She has been by my side for over 30 years, during which, I may not have made the most intelligent decisions, but she's stuck by me. (it could be the GORILLA GLUE I applied on our wedding night), but as usual, I will through her under the bus, forgetting the fact that if she goes under, I'm right there with her. When I tried telling her it was her bike and she had to fix it, she took the keys. She wins again.

I have been reading with great interest about car tires. I do many miles, a minimum of 100 a day, and that's just commuting. My recreational mileage varies, but I've been thrilled with 22k miles on a Dunlop tire.

I know the issue I have right now is 100% my doing. I guess my question is, what did I do wrong.

Was it from having the spacer in the wrong spot, or was it that I may have OVER TORQUED the axle nut?

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+1983 ASPENCADE Barn find @36,000 to be sold
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-75 CB750K Blue(new) 9,000 mi Before cousin totaled it.
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And Don't throw her under the bus!!!! Sounds like a good woman. Repent and go on. Life is good!

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CMA Wings of Eagles-Escondido, Patriot Guard Ryder
+2008 Cabernet Red ABS/Airbag bought 6/2013 @16,000
+1983 ASPENCADE Barn find @36,000 to be sold
+1976 CB750K6 @25,000 was Dad's
Previous bikes
-1999 GL1500 ASPENCADE Red Sold barn find restored
-1999 GL1500 SE(@57k)(totaled by cagger @105,000) Feb 2013
-76 CB750K Red(new) sold @ 45k
-75 CB750K Blue(new) 9,000 mi Before cousin totaled it.
74 CB450 Burnt Orange(new) 9,000 miles sold
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And lay off the Vicodin.
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Give her a big kiss, then go make up with your wife.





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And lay off the Vicodin.
You are scaring me..

1. It's not VICODEN, it's PERCOSET

2. You forgot the VALIUM

3. But wait, I'm not riding while I'm on these.... just blaming the wife for it all.

@ NEWDAY, she's to a good woman, She's the best.

@ everyone else, no she does not read these posts (as far as I know)

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Careful bro, she can read your mind

And the two shall become one

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+2008 Cabernet Red ABS/Airbag bought 6/2013 @16,000
+1983 ASPENCADE Barn find @36,000 to be sold
+1976 CB750K6 @25,000 was Dad's
Previous bikes
-1999 GL1500 ASPENCADE Red Sold barn find restored
-1999 GL1500 SE(@57k)(totaled by cagger @105,000) Feb 2013
-76 CB750K Red(new) sold @ 45k
-75 CB750K Blue(new) 9,000 mi Before cousin totaled it.
74 CB450 Burnt Orange(new) 9,000 miles sold
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