1. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    so someone explain to me to me, how do you set the bead with foam inserts??? makes no sense to me
  2. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    The bead will more or less seat itself. The foam inserts are pretty well over-sized compared to the tire. You also slather so much silicone lube on the things that it actually makes the tire pop up pretty easy.

    If it doesn't seat, you can give the tire a bit of a kick on the ground, or you can just mount the wheel\tire back on the bike and it will usually seat once ridden.

    Some guys also install a car style schrader valve onto the bike and will pump air in. It won't seal at all, but if the bead isn't seat, that trick will usually get it.

    Andrew
  3. reveille

    reveille Displaced Adventurer

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    The foam inserts look like a blast to install and remove. Once in you are set but man it doesn't look like a fun task forcing everything together or apart for that matter. The videos I've seen show the tech hammering tire spoons in to break the bead...
  4. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    flat tires are part of the adventure...why wreck such a moment?
  5. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    AG, based on the pictures, let me see if I understand what's going on; you purchased a bike from a dealer that never titled the bike but simply re-assigned it to you, right (so far)? Or, was it never re-assigned to you? If it was never re-assigned, you may be screwed.

    If re-assigned to you, you will need a bill of sale on the dealer's letterhead. I just went thru this. I did a straight up trade (no cash) and had the title re-assigned to me. DMV would not accept a handwritten bill of sale, it had to be on letterhead and show the purchase 'price' ($0.00). The bill of sale does not have to be original, it can be a fax (if that helps).

    I also see a lien on the MSO. Were you provided with a lien release? If so, the DMV will want that, if not, the lien will come thru on your title (not good). I think only the person that borrowed money, for the vehicle loan, can request a lien release (at least the lien holder is local).
  6. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    You're hired! :deal
  7. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Anyone looking for a clean DR650 ?
  8. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Details! :)
  9. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    2007 with 25k , asking $2800. He needs it gone .
  10. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I bought the bike from the Original Owner. He is from MN where he never had to title the bike. The MSO has original owners info on it. I have a Bill of Sale from Original Owner. I have the Original Owners receipt from when he purchased the bike from the dealer. The dealer is in MN as well. The lein thing is a concern, though based on what the Original Owners receipt looks like, it looks like that lein is related to the dealer and not the original owner.

    I'll call the dealer and see if I can get anything sorted out.

    It's all in the technique. Heck, I've changed car tires with motorcycle tire spoons. Easy enough since you don't have tubes to fuss with.

    Andrew
  11. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Great AG!
    When can I bring my wheels over? :D
  12. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    You lookin' to get banned nip boy. :lol3
  13. KankakeeBenjamin

    KankakeeBenjamin Been here awhile

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    Any of you guys going to "a day in the dirt". Country side bmw is having a ride August 4th at Joliet motorcross park. It is open to 30 riders ??? I guess you can take the big BMW GSA or whatever around the track.
  14. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Trouble maker

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    Hahahah.........Cannonshot must be taking a nap! :rofl
  15. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    That lien thing may bite you in the butt. Good luck!
  16. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    PM Sent Stan!
  17. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    If it is all too much a hassle, I won't bother. It'd probably cost less to just buy another street legal bike, or see how long it takes me to "swap the WR parts into my plated 175 frame" :lol3
  18. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    :lol3 Right on.
  19. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    AG , with all of the time AND money you have spent on fixer uppers , you could have just bought a new or near new bike and not deal with the hassles . Whats your secret ?
  20. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    :dunno

    I might actually have some free time once my wife passes her boards & gets a job as a nurse this fall. I'll be able to cut back on how much I work each week. We might actually have some money then too. :lol3