Tire thread!

Discussion in 'Texas Bikers' started by BiffB, May 8, 2009.

  1. BiffB

    BiffB Guest

    Anybody know anything about the Dunlop Roadmaster tires? That's what
    the ST currently has on it, but the back one is really friggin square,
    after what I'm told is about 7000 miles. Tire would probably be good
    for a few more thousand miles if any of those miles had been crooked.
    Am I expecting too much from a sport-touring tire?
     
    BiffB, May 8, 2009
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    louie Guest

    Not I.
    Like some of us here, I ride heavy, inactive bikes.
    Amosly is the sport touring experiment for this part of the country.

    So how's the new bike? Comparisons pls.

    Does it make a whirling sound? (or warble)

    Rear tires are expensive. Put a new one and you'll be very pleased at the
    difference.

    ...louie
     
    louie, May 8, 2009
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    Jerry Guest


    When I bought the Valkyrie, the guy told me I would need a new rear tire
    soon, and he was right. It was cupping and had flat spots on it. He was
    using OEM specified tires (Dunlop) and was getting 6 to 8 thousand miles on
    a rear tire. I changed it to an Avon and I got well over 20000 miles on it
    and had more to go when I changed it.

    These people are the best experts in our area regarding motorcycle tires.
    And, usually the cheapest by a lot too that makes it worth the ride out
    there for them to do it. They usually can change a tire for you before you
    finish a burger for lunch. They know what they are doing.
    Put an Avon on it.


    Discount Motorcycle Tires
    2212 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX
    713 477 7137
     
    Jerry, May 8, 2009
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  4. BiffB

    bj_kana Guest

    =reMember to rotate 'em atleast every other Oil service, know what
    happened to that guy's front tar.
     
    bj_kana, May 10, 2009
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  5. BiffB

    BiffB Guest

    So far the new bike is better than biscuits and gravy. The fuel
    injection seems to be less smooth than the carburated Connie and is
    taking some getting used to. The electronic adjustable windshield is
    friggin spectacular. So far no hand numbness, probably due to upgraded
    grips and a riser. Haven't had a chance to go anywhere other than
    around town, so I'm not sure about long range comfort. Handles like it
    doesn't weigh 650 pounds.
    Makes the 4 cyclinder jet engine whine, til you get up in the higher
    rpms, then it makes a deeper sound.
    I did, got another roadmaster, and front and rear brake pads.
     
    BiffB, May 10, 2009
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  6. BiffB

    louie Guest

    Morgan, you remain immensely popular in the Ft Worth area, specifically the
    Stockyards, so I offer this on that.

    With the Goldwing, the Elite III's are very, very slippery on the wet road.
    I know, I know, pussies don't ride in the rain, but you might loan out your
    bike. Hopefully the III's will perform satisfactorily on the H-D.

    It is about time for you to take a few days to ride with some of your
    acquaintances to your North.

    ....louie
     
    louie, May 11, 2009
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  7. BiffB

    louie Guest

    So far the new bike is better than biscuits and gravy. The fuel
    injection seems to be less smooth than the carburated Connie and is
    taking some getting used to. The electronic adjustable windshield is
    friggin spectacular. So far no hand numbness, probably due to upgraded
    grips and a riser. Haven't had a chance to go anywhere other than
    around town, so I'm not sure about long range comfort. Handles like it
    doesn't weigh 650 pounds.
    Makes the 4 cyclinder jet engine whine, til you get up in the higher
    rpms, then it makes a deeper sound.
    I did, got another roadmaster, and front and rear brake pads.

    Well good. Perhaps a Brenham meet up soon. As incentive, I'll bring
    Penderich.

    ...louie
     
    louie, May 11, 2009
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  8. BiffB

    SKooter Bum Guest

    Did someone mention Brenham? That's just down the road, keep me
    in the loop for time and location.
    SKooter
     
    SKooter Bum, May 11, 2009
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  9. BiffB

    louie Guest

    roger that...... I'd like to see biffy's new 1 before he trailers it.

    ...louie
     
    louie, May 12, 2009
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  10. BiffB

    SKooter Bum Guest

    I want the distribution rights to the video when he does trailer it.
    I figure I lost a bunch of money from America's Funniest Videos
    as I wasn't around to catch the trailer ride of his last bike.
    Hhmm - Or was it the last trailer ride of his previous bike???
    SKooter
     
    SKooter Bum, May 12, 2009
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  11. BiffB

    BiffB Guest

    Screw all you guys!
    Got roadside assistance on the insurance this time. THEY can figure
    out how to trailer it.
    In the unlikely event I do need to put it on a trailer, I'm gonna
    contact BJay, as I've heard he has experience at this.
     
    BiffB, May 12, 2009
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  12. BiffB

    Mr. JayT Guest

    Louie said earlier to Morgan)
    ''I'd like to see biffy's new 1 before he trailers
    it.
    ..louie ))))

    (Annoymuss) responds humorously:
    I want the distribution rights to the video when he does trailer it. I
    figure I lost a bunch of money from America's Funniest Videos as I
    wasn't around to catch the trailer ride of his last bike. Hhmm - Or was
    it the last trailer ride of his previous bike??? SKooter

    =====thanks to Biff, they are leaving me alone...about this trailering
    shit.======
     
    Mr. JayT, May 12, 2009
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