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Old 01-22-2011, 03:15 PM   #91
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looks great! Now can someone put some thousand miles on them to see how long they last
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:30 PM   #92
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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
swmoto $121.95 free shipping K784 150/70B17
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:39 PM   #93
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great, thank you!



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swmoto $121.95 free shipping K784 150/70B17
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #94
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The only report I can give for a while will be this one as my bike has some maintenance issues that need to be resolved before I put any miles on her.

I rode the bike to Ghost's house for pics. (I don't even own a camera , much less know how to post pics.) Rode conservatively, didn't throw it around in corners. The bike doesn't shake or shimmy. No problems through their rated speed range. No Karoo howl. Turn in seems sharp enough. Certainly not as smooth as a Tourance or Anakee but nothing too bad. All in all, nothing to worry about in the small amount of data I collected.



Sorry I can't give y'all more. (More sorry that I won't be riding the bike till I get her problem fixed.) I was hoping to do about 500 miles this weekend and instead I did 50.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #95
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I'm jazzed about these, they look great. I'm happy to hear no apparent "whining" from it either.

Any other inmates with reports would be great!

Watching this one with interest!
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #96
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They certainly look manly
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:02 PM   #97
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Might reshoe my 1150 with these...gonna move my 1200 more to the street
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:14 AM   #98
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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.
So Gap, which language seemed to help the most? Sounds like those of us spooning these on ourselves will need all the help we can get!
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:42 AM   #99
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So Gap, which language seemed to help the most? Sounds like those of us spooning these on ourselves will need all the help we can get!
I usually swear in French when the going gets tough. Living in Tennessee I can say the rudest things in French without offending anyone in the Bible belt.

It might have been easier if the tire was warm, but it's about 55 in my warehouse at this time of the year so the tire wasn't very flexible.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:10 AM   #100
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The boys would have been happy to see 55 in their shop during installation. It was probably 38 degrees when they were attempting to spoon the rear on. Summer temps and baking in the sun would have certainly helped, but we do need tires on cold Texas days, too. Dang. I should have put them inside the cab of the truck and set the heater on "baked potato". ;)
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:28 AM   #101
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Has anyone tried mounting them with a NoMar yet?

If you are near NYC, take a tire and wheel to the show and have the NoMar guys try it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:49 AM   #102
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Mine are due to arrive on Tuesday. I have a no-mar but I also have a brand new set of TKCs already mounted and ready to go. From the sound of the install challenge, I'm not sure I will mount them until it warms up around here. The basement shop is about 45 degrees right now. Weatherman is predicting -13 tomorrow morning. I'll let you know if I'm up for the challenge before the weekend.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #103
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Got the Front mounted

I mounted the front today. It was a lot easier than the rear. I warmed it up a little next to a space heater before I started.

The front has a cross section of 4 1/8" and the diameter is 26 1/4" .

Top view



Side view




I'm hoping I can get a chance to try these out soon. I'll post up initial impressions when I do.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:44 PM   #104
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Gap and oldguy...thanks for your posts, can't wait to hear about wear. Ready to change the Tourance for something a little more aggressive for weekend dirt but have to commute daily on freeways.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:53 PM   #105
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The suspense is killing me
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