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Old 09-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #7621
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Sounds like KY-jelly for tires.
Yeah, that would probably work pretty well too!
Tire lube?!?!
Sacrilege! Any self respecting ADV'er would use butter, snot, slug slime and many other things to try and MacGyver it on before resorting to the proper method of doing it!
I was going to suggest over inflation, but figured the safety police would call me on it. I do the same thing.
I found my Kenda 760 TMII very tough to get on (rear). In regards to the Shinkos Golden Boys, they mounted easily, and after the obligatory 100km run in, seem to work great. With the rear brake applied, I am JUST able to lock up the rear wheel, but otherwise modulation is excellent.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #7622
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Thanks Woofer. I over-inflated it up to 75psi, and then left it in the sun to try and help it seat, but it didn't work then either. I also had Neduro's thread about changing tires open the whole time. It just seems like the teeth keep one side from seating properly, and I'm pretty sure it's me. I'll check the balance next
One other thing that may help--while the tire is still deflated, wrap a nylon tie-down around the tread's circumference and pull it tight (not TOO tight). Then as you begin to inflate it the air will be forced more towards the sidewalls. If the bead doesn't set within the tires rated pressure I'd stop and do some more
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #7623
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RuGlyde

I bought some RuGLYDE, and going to try the strap as well as soon as I get home. I'm going to get this seated properly if it kills me!

Thanks for your help everyone,

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Old 09-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #7624
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[QUOTE=KingJeff;19693979]I bought some RuGLYDE, and going to try the strap as well as soon as I get home. I'm going to get this seated properly if it kills me!

Try and avoid the latter
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #7625
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Thinking about selling my bike as I bought a wr250x, that being said, I will keep this one until I have committed to the new one. I was putting my old bars back on and had some spare time. Way more comfortable than I would have thought.


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Old 09-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #7626
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Tool Tube

I was trying to find as many storage spaces for tools on the bike as possible, I hate being stuck w/o the correct tools, and dislike riding with anything against my body. I replaced the stock tool kit with a 12" section of 3" PVC piping. Mounted it on some 1" angle iron with 1/4" holes , and mounted it to the stock toolkit mounting brackets. I had a tube of 4 tennis balls in the basement that happened to fit PERFECTLY in the tube, and made it possible to remove the tools in an organized fashion from the PVC tube. Total cost was about $10. It contains an aluminium spray bottle of Windex, 2 tire spoons, 2 tire levers, a bike pump, some zap straps, a spare clutch lever, and a spare brake lever. The carriage bolt fits through holes drilled at the 6 and 12 o'clock location of the tube and lid. Carriage bolt was filed and then a through hole drilled for the retainer clip. I've started using these retainer clips on my castle nuts on my axles as well. The PVC has held up to having the rear tire rub against it during an err, unplanned tip over where my leg forced it against the tire.



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Old 09-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #7627
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I was trying to find as many storage spaces for tools on the bike as possible, I hate being stuck w/o the correct tools, and dislike riding with anything against my body. I replaced the stock tool kit with a 12" section of 3" PVC piping. Mounted it on some 1" angle iron with 1/4" holes , and mounted it to the stock toolkit mounting brackets. I had a tube of 4 tennis balls in the basement that happened to fit PERFECTLY in the tube, and made it possible to remove the tools in an organized fashion from the PVC tube. Total cost was about $10. It contains an aluminium spray bottle of Windex, 2 tire spoons, 2 tire levers, a bike pump, some zap straps, a spare clutch lever, and a spare brake lever. The carriage bolt fits through holes drilled at the 6 and 12 o'clock location of the tube and lid. Carriage bolt was filed and then a through hole drilled for the retainer clip. I've started using these retainer clips on my castle nuts on my axles as well. The PVC has held up to having the rear tire rub against it during an err, unplanned tip over where my leg forced it against the tire.




I went for a few of these instead.

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #7628
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Hey Woofer,
Are those different handlebars? They look a lot like the stock ones, upsidedown.

It's important to get as low as possible on the XT225 if you're trying to squeeze that last 5 mph out.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:19 PM   #7629
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Hey Woofer,
Are those different handlebars? They look a lot like the stock ones, upsidedown.

It's important to get as low as possible on the XT225 if you're trying to squeeze that last 5 mph out.

Exactly! That, and to eek out an extra .5 MPG!
Yeah, They're the stock ones, I turned them over afterwards, but thought I'd have a little fun.
After riding with Renthal 811's, the stock ones were surprisingly comfortable. I took off the oxford heated grips, and Ralli Guards, and without the handlebar brace, all the heated grip wires and brushguards, the bike is refreshingly uncluttered.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #7630
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Victory!

The RuGLYDE worked like a charm! WayneJ, if you're ever in CO I owe you a beer.

I now have 2 fully seated tires, and just have to put them back on after the kids go to bed. I might flip the rear brake over too.

A huge thanks to eveyone for your help!
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:31 PM   #7631
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The RuGLYDE worked like a charm! WayneJ, if you're ever in CO I owe you a beer.

I now have 2 fully seated tires, and just have to put them back on after the kids go to bed. I might flip the rear brake over too.

A huge thanks to eveyone for your help!
Congrats!
+1 on the brake flip over!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #7632
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Question Rear Brake Flip-Over

What's the rear brake flip-over?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:41 PM   #7633
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Move the rear brake rod over the top of the swing arm and bend to fit. Gives it a little more ground clearance and less likely to snag.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:05 AM   #7634
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What's the rear brake flip-over?

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Move the rear brake rod over the top of the swing arm and bend to fit. Gives it a little more ground clearance and less likely to snag.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:56 AM   #7635
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