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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
Thanks for the feedback.
I find that storing the tubes in a ziplock w/ a healthy dose baby powder helps avoid the tube bunching up, and Windex on the tire bead really helps the last section of the tire seat, so you might want to add that to everything you need. I have a really skinny spray bottle full of Windex that does double duty keeping my goggles clean as well. If you can, look into getting Motion Pro tire spoons. They are expensive, but worth it. I carry three, as two can work in a pinch, but three makes it less of a chore. Have a fun trip!
+1 on the motion pros.. i also have 3.. the front axle nut, the rear, & the 10/12 combo. i've only used them a couple of times, but it's nice to have them when needed.
I've used water for bead setting, when changing tires on the trail.. just splash some on.
Here's another pro for the shinko 244's that some of the x guys use:
they ride flat. You can have NO air in the tires, & they will stay full & rideable. They have very stiff sidewalls, & if you ride offroad in them, you don't need over 10#. I pump them up with 32# for long pavement rides, but let it out on trails. I never worry about flats, now.. i'll just wait until i get home to fix it. It's like being born well hung or rich, except you can buy them!
Motion Pro "Bead Buddy" is a great help in mounting.
Good to know. Thanks for the responses all!
Do you ride with a small back pack?
What gearing are you running? That could be playing a major roll in your constant restarting...
I have the Cycle Gear store brand model and it works quite well.
170 miles of highway and backroads to get up there from home,
a morning of riding exploring around then back to the rally to
relax by the pool and then 170 miles yesterday back home again.
Anyone using the supplied GET unit with a Athena big bore?
Is it supposed to light up when working? (green/red lights on the side of unit)
This is how I carry my flat repair stuff, it's a welding rod holder with home made mounting brackets. It has some tools, patches, tire irons, trail stand, and pump. The spare tube is in my Wolfman tool bag.
Not if I can help it. Usually with a Camelback, but it only has a tiny zippered pocket with room for a wallet or cell phone. A knapsack would solve the issue of course, but I'd like to find a place for it to live on the bike.
Thank you. It looks like I may be shopping for a AgriSupply tube or a welding rod holder as Maggot suggested.
I take it that you use rim locks?
I did some searches both here and using teh Google, but didn't come up with what I wanted, so I apologize in advance if this has been discussed.
I went to remove this nut yesterday, had it in first gear and turned the wrench counter-clockwise, it turned but it felt as if the gear slipped rather than me loosening anything. I looked at the nut and it appears to have a built in cotter pin or circlip type dealio on there. I decided to leave it be until I understand this, can anyone enlighten me? Maybe a link that explains it?
I assume you mean countershaft "nut"???To remove front sprocket??
No, cotter pin or circlip..the nut is "peened" in one spot, where there is no threads. You have to bend out this peended spot, and the nut should come off with a breaker bar.
Some guys have just used an impact gun to remove the nut, although I would not recommend this to anyone, since thread damage could occur.
Yep, counter shaft nut & front sprocket. Would it be better to have it in 6th vs. 1st gear?
Rear wasn't a problem, looks really purdy-like too...
IIRC, I had mine in first, stood on rear brake on right side of bike, leaned over and used breaker bar to break it free.