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post #3631 of 5490 (permalink) Old 05-11-2015, 09:17 AM
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Just finished a rear tire change on my 2010....uuuggghhhh....... 10 of us got together and bought a tire changer and figured if I got one tire changed, it paid for my investment. My group involved in this all ride Harley Ultra's and we changed out 4 tires on Harley's and it went really well. At 30,000klm and the tire pretty much a slick, figured it was time to give mine a go, with the big concern being the TPMS sensor. So, how do you break the bead? The new tire changer didn't even come close to it. Using a floor jack and the trailer hitch on my truck we managed to get it broke. Damn near tore apart our new equipment getting the tire off and yes used losts of lube. Managed to get one side of the tire on and avoided the TPMS sensor just fine. Getting the other 1/2 on beat us up and I ended up going back to my dealer to finish it off for me. (My group gave me back my money on the tire changer) Jobe5 told me it was going to be a nightmare...well you were right fella!!!

Further research has shown us we need to get the plastic coated tire spoons to get the job done. Any tricks anyone has would be appreciated. The well in the rim is not very deep on these wings, so not much wiggle room to get the last 1/4 of the bead on the rim. I have a spare rim with a car tire on it that needs to be changed out, so thought I'd seek any tricks anyone has before we make our 2nd attempt on a wing rim.

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Checked tire pressures (its amazing how much they changed with ambient temps) and cleaned up the front end that was pretty bugged up from weekend riding. Did a wipe down with some quick detailer. Everything to get ready for a commute to work tomorrow. Found out the weather suddenly changed and tstorms are coming with high winds. Hoping these are the storms predicted for the weekend and they blow thru early. There is a demo ride coming to town and if weather permits I just might take friday off.

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Put a new bolt in the Mustang seat backrest so it can move farther forward.

Doing brake fluid and clutch flush this evening and switching everything over to SpeedBleeders

Keep the wheels down and ride!
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Checked tire pressures (its amazing how much they changed with ambient temps) and cleaned up the front end that was pretty bugged up from weekend riding
Indeed, since I installed the Tiregard TPMS, I found that, when starting the ride, display wakes up, showing front 36, rear 41, after an hour or so in warm weather, at highway speeds, the front goes to 40/41 and the rear up to 52-54.

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Put a new bolt in the Mustang seat backrest so it can move farther forward.

Doing brake fluid and clutch flush this evening and switching everything over to SpeedBleeders
Well, the backrest was done and the brake fluid with speed bleeder change was done, but I did not get to my clutch fluid - so that is today's job. Along with it a good washing and detailing.

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Rode the 93 to work today, that is the tribute bike built for Mollie who passed away last july. Just some small issues with the carbon fiber wrap pulling off, after being nearly totally destroyed several years ago and brought back to life by me this is one fine bike even if its just riding to work.


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Dropped it off at the shop for new tires, front fork rebuild, troubleshoot cruise control problem, replacement of CB radio and antenna, and 12,000 mile service. Traveling for the next week so timing is perfect.

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fork oil and spring change

I decided to change the fork oil and springs today on my 1994 GL1500SE. All was going really well, wheel off and removed the left fork, took the fork cap off (carefully as I know what happens if you don't lol ) and realised that I had been given all the wrong size things. Wrong size springs, seals everything!!!! anyway decided that as it was all off I would clean everything up, change the oil and put everything back together. As I was saying it WAS going really well until I removed the right fork and started to take the fork cap off. My pressure slipped and the cap went off like a rocket. Spent 3 hours look for the thing before giving up as it went over my garden and next doors garden and disappeared!!!! What I did not know is that these are not easily replaced and am now waiting 4 weeks for another one to be shipped from JAPAN Argggghhhh.
Luckily my friend found one in his garage that fits. Not properly but it gets me back on the road till my new one arrives.
Well that's what I did today

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To loud? I've talked to a few HD riders who tell me they switch mufflers because the sound is too loud. But they are only changing slipons.

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