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Old 03-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #11
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Location: Picton, New Zealand
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Next up was changing the tires to a little used set of Pirelli MT21 Rallycross knobblies
I always do the rear first as it is the toughest, the tire carcass is stiffer and there is a rimlock, couple this with the fact I run Heavy Duty tubes and it is a mission, fighting the tire the whole way.

Then the front tire, the front tire doesn't have a rimlock and I find it so much easier.
Once all the air is out of the front tire and the bead is just off the rim I find I can do the rest with just my hands, and then push the new tire most of the way into place.
Ahhh I like it when things are easy like that.

So yea, since fitting the heavy duty tubes I have not had a puncture in 20,000kms and the bike has new boots ready for the ride.
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