NOVA tire day?? Please??

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by EHPhillips, May 23, 2005.

  1. EHPhillips

    EHPhillips Adventurer

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    Are any of you with the ability to put fresh rubber on a GS going to get together any time soon?

    Also, do knobbies make the bike feel sketchy in the rain? I'm seeing a lot of people riding them on the street.
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  2. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    Memorial Day weekend is trashed for us - relatives coming in from all directions for the grand daughter's christening. The following weekend is BYOB, probably the best we can handle would be the weekend after BYOB.
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  3. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Yes, knobbies make your bike feel sketchy on the street. Rain becomes a true adventure. If you need to stop quickly you'll find the front end dancing and it takes farther to stop - there's a lot less rubber playing Mr. Friction with the street. Corner turn-in sucks while the knobs flex about.
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  4. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    If you can make it to Christiansburg, VA MM 118 on 81, I would be glad to help out.

    Steve
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  5. EHPhillips

    EHPhillips Adventurer

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    Damn Steverino...you did move a long way away!!! Thanks for the offer. I'm headed off to Germany for the next couple of years in a couple of weeks. I want to make sure the bike is ready to ride when it arrives. If I can squeeze in a trip south I'll take you up on the offer.

    I saw the thread about the XR tire install in NOVA, but how about the GS? Will the guy in Alexandria put them on if I buy tires from SW Moto? Will anyone else closer to Reston do it?
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  6. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Morton's BMW in Fredericksburg installs tires I bring in loose. No questions asked...

    Barry
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  7. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    I'm about due for some new Tourances ... :wave
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  8. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    come on down
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  9. EHPhillips

    EHPhillips Adventurer

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    wow...lots of good options!

    Steverino...how easy is this to do? Can two noobs figure it out or is it worth a C note to have it done? I read the manual and there sure are a lot of steps. I hate to rely on a shop to do the easy stuff. I should have the tires in a coulple of days. Thanks everyone....
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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    A little common sense, some mechanical ability and a few good tools and it isn't hard at all.

    I use my HF tire changer to hold the wheel steady and at a reasonable height!

    Jim :brow

    PS Come join the local club for a tech day http://www.bmwbmw.org/forum
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  11. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Only special tools you're gonna need is if you want to balance them once they're on. There's a special balancing tool available from Aerostich (and others) which accomodates the BMW rear rim~ Don't forget to take the brake caliper off the rear- and don't overtighten the little nuts in the front. (DAMHIK!) Helps to have Steve do most of the work while you drink and hold the light!
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