tires in whitehorse

Discussion in 'Canada' started by B.E. Coyote, May 15, 2006.

  1. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    anyone know of a shop in Whithorse that can balance tires on a GS rim?
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  2. LandRover

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    Whitehorse Honda comes to mind ... I remember seeing that shop come up in quite a few Alaska threads ........
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  3. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    It is my understanding that they will gladly mount a tire but they don't have the adapter for a bmw wheel to balance it. I will have to make a few phone calls but maybe someone knew something for sure.

    Thanks
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  4. LandRover

    LandRover Road Warrior

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    D'oh! That little fact was never discussed in all the other threads, and truthfully it never crossed my mind ...

    Is there anyone can help with some info?
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  5. tor1150r

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    Try these guys, in Whitehorse.
    http://www.stmyamaha.com/

    I've already contacted them for a tire change on my trip this summer.
    I'm riding an R1150R, and they said they can change the tires.

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  6. Ontario GS

    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    If unsuccessful in finding a high-speed wheel balancer with the proper chuck to hold a BMW rim, a bubble balancer works fine. After carting my newly mounted RT tire from shop to shop someone suggested using a bubble balancer and it worked fine.
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  7. AKBMW

    AKBMW Been here awhile

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    How cheep is the adapter? Maybe get one and give to the shop if they do your tires? Like a trade but, let us know witch shop you left it at. :evil
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  8. BARB

    BARB Long timer Super Supporter

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    It's okay if you don't balance it. Barb
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  9. Gusgus

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    Not doing it anymore. I quit balancing when one of the gruvers suggested it was not needed. I tried it. He was right. I can still do excessive speeds and no notice of tire balance issues.

    Be happy remain unbalanced!:lol3
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  10. BARB

    BARB Long timer Super Supporter

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    How come no one believes me when I tell them that? Barb
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  11. Gusgus

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    I would have listened to you if you had been the "one" who finally got my attention.

    But as usual, it took me a time to get smarter......:lol3
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  12. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    and that is MORE then a half a bubble off:freaky :lol3
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  13. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hey Adv riders, :D

    I have changed so many tires on my Adv and I think the only tires that had a balance job was the original set that came with the bike. I have not noticed any shake or tire wear issues, especially with the TKC 80's.

    Hey Becoyote, when are you heading up? Are you doing the Cassiar?

    Just my 2 cents worth.
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  14. gatkinson

    gatkinson nOOb for GS dirt riding

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    I too was worried about not getting a set of tires balanced, but now who cares. I just hope they can get a pair of TKC80's for me. I don't leave Utah till June 16 and hopefully they won't still be on back order then, but want them for my run up to Inuvik/Denali Highway/Anchorage and back to Whitehorse.
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  15. B.E. Coyote

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    Hey Kidala,
    I will be leaving Virginia right around June 20th. Probably riding home via the Cassiar.

    Barb I got my seat cover last week. The pillion shape really does fit the Russell better. Thanks!

    I'm not too worried about getting the tires balanced, just thought I'd check. I don't care about the tkc's at all but wouldn't mind having the tourances balanced for the long slab ride back :D

    I'm sure I couldn't really tell one way or the other though.
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  16. kildala2000

    kildala2000 The GS Store.

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    Hey becoyote, :D

    I'm 1.5 hours ride from Kitwanga (Cassiar turn off) if you need anything or run into trouble let me know. If you need a tour around the area drop me a PM and if I'm off work I'll tour you around.

    Ride Safe,
    Rick. :D
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    Hey Kidala,
    I will be leaving Virginia right around June 20th. Probably riding home via the Cassiar.
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