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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
Where is the best place to get tools around NWA? i am up in Bella Vista
I use a little set of two, in a plastic bag, from rocky mt atv fr like $12
mine are like this, but without the fender bag
they are too short really, I mean thats all ive ever used, but longer ones would be nicer, especially when at home in the garage
get yourself a longer set for garage work initially something like these
and you will need a valve stem tool, I use one like this, from wally mart or autozone, whatever is close.
and an air compressor.
I use a chunk of foam so I dont damage my brake rotor while wrestling it around the driveway.
and dish soap, lots of dish soap helps the tools slide around the rim and seat the bead too.
ducttape makes a handy rim strip too, and if you have a rim lock its a bit harder.
some folks use these too, they are handy, but I do not own one.
that helps get the tubes valve stem back through the rim when its hard to fit a large hand in there and persuade it.
maybe Ill have time to come up and show you my terrible techniques when you order a tire!
Thanks for the info. I need to order a tire. should i get it local or on line?
Order at least one tube for front, and one for rear too.
and buy a patch kit at wally mart for $5, you will likely puncture a tube at least a time or two learning how to spoon a tire ( see Docs TAT thread for reference)
Buying tires, personally I always do it online.
im sure the local businesses would appreciate your business, but.. IM just a cheap ass, lowest bidder wins.
i just check all of these, find the lowest price, shipping+tire, and order up, usuall its only a couple of days, they all pretty much ship from parts unlimited or whatever warehouses in mid america
Who do you like to order from? Any idea of a good dirt/road tire?
Im a fan of the shinko 244, but somefolks dont like them too, youll just have to try one , and see ifit suits you.
figure out what size you need, check those sites, add to basket, check shipping, complete the purchase on the one with the cheapest cost, or the one you want ( some websites suck to navigate, so I dont always buy the cheapest if its within just a few bucks)
Ive ordered from motorcycle superstore, bikebandit, rockymtatv, and I think chap racing...
never used sw moto but heard good things.
if you are going to tag that XR, look at a DOT tire...dunlap 606 or the chinko 244..chinkos are alot cheaper and they pretty good tire too
Going to try and tag it for sure.
thanks guys i will start looking. Need to go figure out my tire size now
ok went out and looked at my tire. it says on it 100/100/18/64m look on the web sites for a tire and dont see anything. the other number just looked like a model number on the tire. any ideas?
Think my chain might be loose. dam i need so much crap. bigger fuel tank. some turn signals and all that. Might have been cheaper to get a dual sport to start with
google tells me its this
Front 21" 80/100-21
Rear 18" 110/100-18
But I am guessing you could run a 120 rear if you wanted, or probably a 4.6" or maybe even 5.1" rear, Doc?
I know a 5.1" fits on my dr350, but its too fat...
here ya go Stuck
one thing, since you arent street legal, NON dot legal tires are probably cheaper, but if you ride much pavement at all they will go away like butter on a skillet.
wanting to ride on the street with them. those are the ones i am looking at. Just not sure of the size. I got the 18 i am guessing the smaller number is the width?
yep, whats your tire say now?
probably like 110/100/18?
its in millimeters.
110 mm wide, 100% aspect ratio, and 18 inch wheel.
some places rate them in inches...
110 mm is about 4.3 inches.
yea it said 110/100/18
my 606 is a 120/90 18
dont go over a 120...a 130 is too wide
found a 4,10-18 that sound good? $40
that 4.10 will be a bit narrower
Now ive heard tht narrower tires handle better, but I really dont know that to be a fact.
thats probably closer to what you have now
4.6" is slightly under 120mm
4.60 will work! a 5.10 will be too wide