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Anyone know of a good tire shop to get my rear tire replaced in South Bend Indiana?

Got a bad bulge in the side wall.:(:(:(
 

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Hey A.J.,

That's a long way from home to be noticing a tire bulge. :shock: I sent kenswing80, a fellow member from South Bend, a PM that you need some help. Hopefully he sees it and comes to the rescue.:angel2: How bad is the bulge? Still able to ride it?
 

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Thanks I appreciate it. Iwas checking the tires everyday pressures damage etc. Went all the way to Memphis back up to Nashville , Louisville pulled into South Bend to bes down for the night gave the bike the once over and noticed it the bulge on the side wall just where the tread starts. Cant do anything tonight hopefully I can find a that has Elite 3s in the a.m.
 

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Sorry, just saw the PM, and your post AJ. If you're still in town, let me know. A cycle shop south of town, "Freedom Cycle" may have the tire size you need. I just checked last week, and they had a rear for my 80 GL1100i.



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kenswing80 wrote:
Sorry, just saw the PM, and your post AJ. If you're still in town, let me know. A cycle shop south of town, "Freedom Cycle" may have the tire size you need. I just checked last week, and they had a rear for my 80 GL1100i.



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Ken
Hi Ken thanks for the reply. Ifound a shop I think out of the yellow pages calledActionCycle on Mc Kinleyare they any good. Their write up on the web page seemed promising. If you want you can PM me or I could call you. thanks again.
 

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FYI - WPGFIRE:



I just spoke w/AJ on the phone and CAN recommend Action Cycle on McKinley. I had them swap tires on my '84 Nighthawk and they did a great job installing and balancing the new Avon's.



Best of luck AJ. If you need anything, just hollar!!!!



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Now that's how a good forum works! Sometimes gets depressing reading the various problems guys run into with their bikes, and I know it's a minority of the total Goldwing owners out there, but it's always uplifting to see guys help each other out.

Thanks Ken. You may be new here but you already fit right in.

Good luck on the rest of your trip, A.J.
 

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Right back wpgfire,



We spoke w/AJ and hit it right off. I rode out and found him at the motel, and the rear tire bulge was bad... As I had work done at that shop before, I could recommend it. (turns out new tires are being installed right now, on my bike :))



From what I hear, they're on they're way!!!



A gentleman who acknowledged said, "Isn't it ironic that a Goldwing rider from Canada happened upon a Goldwing rider from Indiana on a website which seems to be from Ireland!!!"



Whatever, whoever, wherever.... it's great sites like this, that promote the joys of riding..... Freedom.





Ken

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Keep the dirty side down.
 

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Heh...where did all these Winnipeg guys pop up from? a.j. - Awesome forum eh!!!



Welcome aboard wpgfire



All these numbers, we may have to host the next Saunders Meet.
 

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Aj
What was the tire brand ??????????
 

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Hey Guys/Gals happy to report that Kenswing a member out of South Bend Indiana helped me out tremendously made the calls for me and made sure that they had the tires that I needed came to the motel I was at and follwed me to shop.:bowing::bowing::bowing:. The shop that he put me on to was calld Action Cycle in Mishawaka (suburb of South Bend). They took the Scooter in and replaced both tires (Dunlop Elite 3s) in less than 4hrs and I was on my way. Again thanks to Ken and all those that replied and helped out. This is another reason why this is the best site going people helping people. :clapper::clapper:Damm good thing this Internet I think its going to catch on. :clapper::clapper:
 

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Glad to hear it all worked out A.J. By the way, hurry back. You're missing our one week of summer. Temps in the low 30'sC (86+ F) this week. Rain on the weekend, of course.

Kyle, what are you talking about; host the Saunders Meet? (Now plant your tongue firmly in your cheek before reading on, or look the other way ;))

When would we have it? We can choose from:

a) Construction Season
b) Mosquito Season
c) Winter
d) Frost Coming Out of the Roads Season

And where would we have it?

a) at English Bob's house because it's the only campsite north of Winnipeg that's not reserved for the entire season by the locals. By the way John, the Gremlin Bell is still working and is coming to Georgia with me in Sept when I go to pick up my new-to-me '97SE:action:.
b)at the downtown hotels so everyone will be sure to have stories about the sleepless nights in the 'hood to relate to their friends when they go home:shock:
c)accommodations at the Regent Casino with meetings at the Downs so we could
i) rob them of 1/2 their money at the gaming tables and,
ii) rob them of the other 1/2 as they cross the city and hit every red light camera and photo radar set-up the city uses to take any money the gamblers have left

And where would we suggest the attendees ride?

a) pick a road in 1/2 decent shape and it's probably a road that heads in a straight line outta here for 100 miles in any direction (#1, #75, #59)
b) pick a road that may be somewhat scenic and the road is in such pitiful shape that upon return you have to spend 4 hours re-tightening &/or regluing all the plastic. (#44, #26, #307)
c) pick a road that is local and scenic and the traffic flow and speed limits reduce the enjoyment level to microscopic (Henderson Hwy, River Rd, St Mary's Rd)

Back to being serious. I ride a Wing partly because it gets me to someplace I'd really like to ride quickly and comfortably (not Manitoba). I tell non-Manitobans that I meet all about the positive things I believe we have to offer and encourage them to stop in, have a coffee and see the sights if they're passing through. But I also tell them about the downside of living on the bald prairie with wide open spaces, poor roadways and nasty little critters that bite and suck your blood and maybe even make you sick.

I'm glad to have a destination in a scenic part of North America to look forward to visiting and meeting new people. That being said, my week of vacation in September has become a trip to pick up a new bike in Georgia and won't allow me to make it to Montrose. I am, however, looking forward to a trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way home. Anyone need a campsite at Montrose?
 

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AJ,



No problem!!! It was wonderful to meet you and yours... It's ironic that there are 12 members of this forum here in South Bend, and the first Winger I met was from Canada...



I'm anxiously awaiting the call from Action Cycle so I can pick up my Wing... The Bridgestone's were on my door step when I got back from the BMV.... ;) I'm having them give the brakes the "once over" too.



Hoping you have a great trip back. Listen to WPGFIRE, you're missing your ONE week of summer up there!!!!!!! :D



Take good care,

Ken
 

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kenswing80 wrote:
AJ,



No problem!!! It was wonderful to meet you and yours... It's ironic that there are 12 members of this forum here in South Bend, and the first Winger I met was from Canada...



I'm anxiously awaiting the call from Action Cycle so I can pick up my Wing... The Bridgestone's were on my door step when I got back from the BMV.... ;) I'm having them give the brakes the "once over" too.



Hoping you have a great trip back. Listen to WPGFIRE, you're missing your ONE week of summer up there!!!!!!! :D



Take good care,

Ken
I'm definatley not missing the skeeters but I can sure do without the 100+ deg heat in the south. In the U.P. of Michigan now gonna cross the Mak and start heading west.



A.J.
 

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Don't know what your timetable looks like, A.J., but if you have the time it's well worth the trip to take the #61 north from Duluth and then up the #1 thru Ely, MN on the way home. If you've never been in Ely it will remind you a bit of Banff. Nice place and super road.
 

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Don't know what your timetable looks like, A.J., but if you have the time it's well worth the trip to take the #61 north from Duluth and then up the #1 thru Ely, MN on the way home. If you've never been in Ely it will remind you a bit of Banff. Nice place and super road.
That's about the best to offer to get home.



wpgfire...about the meet.....I've got 5 acres out at St.Malo Park for camping (where mosquitoes were invented) ....3 more guys could book rooms at the St.Malo Hotel. The hi-lite of course would be River Road into Lockport (There's a 1/2 hour chewed up). We could easily spend a day drinking at The Forks. Set the bikes on auto pilot and run to Regina and back. Beach day at Grand Beach (If the ecoli count isn't too high) Run the gammit through the Hood. (We could draw lots for that) How about the twisties through the Whiteshell. (so long as they're not flooded)



See....lots to do here fella:action:
 
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