Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I have a monster vice I use to break bike and go cart beads. It's so big, I don't even have it mounted on a bench, just have it slapped on a receiver tube. For car and truck tires, a bumper jack works really well, the foot is curved just right to fit a rim.

    For a long time, I used to change all my own tires by hand, then I learned the value of making friends with the guys at the tire shop 1/2 mile from your house. I drop by on christmas eve with a 12 pack, and haven't paid for a damn thing there in years.
  2. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Happy to change tires for anyone.
  3. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    This is technical stuff man! If it fell into the wrong hands..... :eek1





    Plus I'd have to wait till I have a tire ready to be changed. :lol3
  4. satur9

    satur9 angry black guy

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    Cycle hill tire changer.put new summer meats on the xmoto yesterday. Takes longer to balance them than to get them off on on the rim
  5. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Sorry we never caught up with you Matt. I did get Lisa to try off roading the S10 for her first time on Riley Chapel over near the Walhog boyscout camp. [​IMG]

    Great day to get out and ride.:D

    [​IMG]
  6. indypup

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    I gave up on balancing my tires. I can never seem to get them balanced. I don't know if it's my balancer or what. Probably just my lack of patience...lol

    I just get them close but not exactly balanced.
  7. indypup

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    I just got home from riding in Wayne for the first time. I went ahead and bought a season pass so I'll be back! :D

    Thanks goes to Invisible Monster for showing me around. :clap
  8. indypup

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    :eek1 Not sure I'd want to take that beast off-road! At least you had the hulk with you to help with picking it up if you fell over...lol
  9. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    how'd u like it?
  10. indypup

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    ATV's weren't that bad today so it was nice. I was catching air big time on the water bars. I think I need to do some suspension tuning though. :(

    I'm not sure how much we checked out and how much is left to check out. I had my GPS on so when I look at the tracks I'll get a better idea. ;)

    Invisible rides a little faster than I'm used to so I wiped out a couple of times. I'm glad I bought some knee and elbow pads!
  11. ohioroadrat

    ohioroadrat It`s YOUR fault !

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    To break the beads on my tires,I let the air out and ride the bike about 5 feet and WALA...job done.......I have a brand new never used bead beaker that retails for about $60 that I will sell for $35 if anyone wants it .
  12. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    She did really well for her first off road ride. We took in slow and kept feet down thru mud puddles and it all went without a hitch. Next step, find Lisa a nice DS bike. She seems fond of the idea of a KTM690 but I think she'd be better on something much lighter.


    Let the WR250 supporters begin. :lol3
  13. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    Dynabeads!!
  14. indypup

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    She can ride my WRR sometime if she wants to. ;)

    Those things are snake oil! I've tried them on my ST13 and still felt vibs from the imbalance. I ended up taking them out and having local Honda STealership balance them on the machine. YRMV.
  15. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Yea Lisa!!!
    Kinda bummed you tried it after I left!! I might have to visit so I can ride with you!
  16. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    After the videos of you riding she'd probably be scared. :lol3



    We'll see. I think I need to get her on some more easy offroad stuff in dry weather for her to really see how much fun it can be. :nod
  17. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    I've very good luck with the dynabeads. I've got a Marc Parnes balancer setup, but I think I get a smoother ride with the dynabeads. Smoother at 140+mph on my FZ1.
    I've got them in most of my bikes.
  18. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Hey! Those are proof she shouldn't be scared! I wreck and get right back up. Good gear and it doesn't hurt (usually)
  19. indypup

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    Here's a video of me going down yesterday at Wayne and getting right back up...lol It's only 37 seconds long you video haters...

    I just lost the front end in the loose gravel and low sided. :(

    http://youtu.be/EKsqAcY8FnM
  20. BigOhio

    BigOhio Been here awhile

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    Tried them once on a truck and had them taken out after a day. My personal theory is that they don't work in aluminum rims but have been thinking of trying them on a bike since I haven't been balancing my tires.