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Old 01-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #76
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The folks at Mitchell's Cycle sports were skeptical ....but successful on their tire machine. Said it was pretty much Goldwing bad. Looks real good on the rim. Now just need to balance them and stick them on the Big Ugly.

I sent a bunch of stuff to the powder-coater and I should get it back tomorrow I'm hoping it's all back together for the weekend. It looks rideable.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:28 PM   #77
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nope; max pressure for a 150/70-17 TKC 80 is 40PSI.


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bout the same for a TKC, no?
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:49 AM   #78
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:50 AM   #79
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Just want to say that to those that were concerned about fitment , while still large, the tire when mounted to the rim does not look absurdly large. There must have been some "illusion" caused by new stiff Kenda and the worn and more flexible TKC. A more accurate comparison of width would have been new to new , or worn to worn, or mounted to mounted. But it sure freaked me out. ;)
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #80
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The folks at Mitchell's Cycle sports were skeptical ....but successful on their tire machine. Said it was pretty much Goldwing bad. Looks real good on the rim. Now just need to balance them and stick them on the Big Ugly.

I sent a bunch of stuff to the powder-coater and I should get it back tomorrow I'm hoping it's all back together for the weekend. It looks rideable.
SOG, I aways us Airsoft BB's on my TKC's, works great. 1oz for the front and 2oz for the rear.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #81
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SOG, I aways us Airsoft BB's on my TKC's, works great. 1oz for the front and 2oz for the rear.
You and me think alike, though I've been known to use old school copper BBs too!
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:02 PM   #82
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Just want to say that to those that were concerned about fitment , while still large, the tire when mounted to the rim does not look absurdly large. There must have been some "illusion" caused by new stiff Kenda and the worn and more flexible TKC. A more accurate comparison of width would have been new to new , or worn to worn, or mounted to mounted. But it sure freaked me out. ;)
When you get a chance, I would love to see a picture of it on the bike.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:15 PM   #83
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:10 PM   #84
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When you get a chance, I would love to see a picture of it on the bike.
You and me both. Waiting on some parts that were supposed to be here Tuesday.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:54 PM   #85
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also curious to see the loaded bike sitting on the tire with no air or maybe 10 lbs in it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:51 PM   #86
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Well.....almost.


Front is on the bike. Bike back together, except keeping the rear wheel off to finish a couple maintenance items. Should be ready to give it a ride by tomorrow afternoon. Will take some shitty iphone photos and have the nephew post pics.
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:43 PM   #87
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:09 PM   #88
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Pics of kenda

Here are some pics on inmate SlowOldGuys GSA of the Big Block

The front....

The Rear...Is her butt big or is it just me

Swingarm clearance...should be ok as long as ya don't collect alot of gooh

view in front of pannier...looks sweet...Waiting to see how it works for SOG...He had only putted to my house for the pics
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:32 PM   #89
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Got the rear mounted

After seeing these earlier this week in this thread, I ordered a set from my distributor to try them out. I got the rear mounted today.

This is one tough tire to mount. I used three of the Motion Pro lightweight T6 combo levers, some Windex, and a little swearing in three languages. At one point I even checked to make sure it was actually a 17 inch tire. The sidewall is very stiff. This could almost qualify as a run flat. It took about 3 minutes to get the tire 85% mounted, and then another 20 minutes to get the last 10 inches of sidewall over the edge of the rim. I'm sure with a machine it would be a no brainer, but with three spoons it was a little bit of a workout. I did it indoors in my warehouse which is about 55 degrees today. I'm pretty sure it would be a lot easier on a hot summer day.

I haven't mounted the front yet, so no test ride today but as soon as I take it out I'll post an initial impression.

Here are a coupe of pics of it on the rim. Someone posted pics mounted on the bike a few posts back. And yes, it does stand by itself when inflated. When mounted it measures 6 1/8" in width and 25 5/8" in height.






I'm hoping to mount the front tomorrow and then take it for a ride.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:51 PM   #90
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the tires look great, cant wait to get some reports on how they handle, and last.

has anyone found a better price than $135 with free shipping for the rear?

http://www.epiccycleparts.com/produc...7841721B0.html
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