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Post  wb9uze on Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:00 pm

Soon as the rear is done on the '06 1800C I'm planning on installing a Hydroedge 205/65-16. Anyone know who would install it if I take them the rim in the Indianapolis area or other???

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Post  sam_henric on Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:57 pm

My local Honda stealership installed mine Smile
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Post  Dan on Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:30 pm

A car tire shop did mine, for free even because I bought the tire there, they gave me the best price also. If the shop does custom and mag wheels, most likely they have a machine with a soft jaw attachment that will work fine, mine was done right in front of me in less than 5 mins., and not a mark on it. They couldn't balance it, so I used dyna beads, or you could use a cycle shop for balance.
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Post  Steve-O on Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:19 pm

sam_henric wrote:My local Honda stealership installed mine Smile

Al Lamb's installed your tire? Did you take the tire off before, or take the bike in?????
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Post  studdog on Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:18 am

I was fixin to ask sam the same question. I had a tough time finding someone to mount mine. I thought I had checked with Al Lamb but maybe not. Who did yours Sam?
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Post  Steve-O on Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:38 am

studdog wrote:I was fixin to ask sam the same question. I had a tough time finding someone to mount mine. I thought I had checked with Al Lamb but maybe not. Who did yours Sam?

There's a custom cycle shop in Frisco that will do them that's closer to you. $25 wheel only, $45 if they have to pull the wheel (make sure they grease the splines when they put it back on!).
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Post  sam_henric on Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:20 pm

Yea...Al Lamb's did it...I know it was expensive compared to other places, but I got tired of looking around town Mad ...I took off the old tire and told them it was for a drag bike...they didn't ask any questions cheers ...they mounted the new tire and had me on my way in about 10 mins...i paid $40 Neutral
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Post  goodsgto on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:19 pm

Wal-Mart mounted my tire. I purchased the tire from them and asked them to mount it - No extra charge and it was the first one they did..... Go ask and the have to use their mag machine that has four hooks to hold the wheel but they could only use three of them on my "C" wheel. Took about 10 minutes and they were all proud to do it.... Just buddy up to them and tell them you have a lot of biker friends that will come to them to mount car tires on their bikes.......

See the photos in my signature line - Hydro Edge same as you are considering....
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Post  twin1300 on Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:15 pm

sam_henric wrote:Yea...Al Lamb's did it...I know it was expensive compared to other places, but I got tired of looking around town Mad ...I took off the old tire and told them it was for a drag bike...they didn't ask any questions cheers ...they mounted the new tire and had me on my way in about 10 mins...i paid $40 Neutral


There you go! I like the way you stink....... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy The old drag bike trick works great! Congrats on your darkside.......................Cool


Give a write up after you get some miles on it! Plus, play with your air pressure to get what you like! Enjoy!


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Post  wb9uze on Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:45 pm

Dan wrote:A car tire shop did mine, for free even because I bought the tire there, they gave me the best price also. If the shop does custom and mag wheels, most likely they have a machine with a soft jaw attachment that will work fine, mine was done right in front of me in less than 5 mins., and not a mark on it. They couldn't balance it, so I used dyna beads, or you could use a cycle shop for balance.
I presume you take the brake rotor off before the tire is mounted...y/n??

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Post  jedishon on Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:57 pm

wb9uze wrote:
Dan wrote:A car tire shop did mine, for free even because I bought the tire there, they gave me the best price also. If the shop does custom and mag wheels, most likely they have a machine with a soft jaw attachment that will work fine, mine was done right in front of me in less than 5 mins., and not a mark on it. They couldn't balance it, so I used dyna beads, or you could use a cycle shop for balance.
I presume you take the brake rotor off before the tire is mounted...y/n??

Mine was done by one man shop. took the wheel off the bike and took it and new tire in. Didn't have to take the rotor off....

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Post  Dan on Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:06 pm

wb9uze wrote:
Dan wrote:A car tire shop did mine, for free even because I bought the tire there, they gave me the best price also. If the shop does custom and mag wheels, most likely they have a machine with a soft jaw attachment that will work fine, mine was done right in front of me in less than 5 mins., and not a mark on it. They couldn't balance it, so I used dyna beads, or you could use a cycle shop for balance.
I presume you take the brake rotor off before the tire is mounted...y/n??
No, rotor stays on, wheel mounts on machine rotor side up. The machine my local tire guy used has 3 or 4 steel jaws on the horizontal base that he capped with nylon/teflon soft jaw boots that grab the wheel on the bottom outside edge of the rim. The tire removal/install tool stays stationary while the base or table turns the wheel into it, pretty slick, I've seen them in many shops, nothing new.
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Post  wb9uze on Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:18 pm

Thanks.

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Post  caper58 on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:38 am

I put the Hydroedge 205/65-16 with Dyno-Beads on my 03 1800C 9K miles ago and the tire still looks like new.... but I did have a hard time getting someone to mount it. I finally had to take off the wheel and take it to the MC shop where they agreed to mount it (rotor stayed on) if I signed a wavier and told them it was for my wheel-barrow. Go figure..... Anyway I have found a couple of tread patterns I would like to try but I think it going to be a long while before I need to change the tire. I will never ever mount a MT on my bike again!!
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Post  twin1300 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:02 am

caper58 wrote: I will never ever mount a MT on my bike again!!


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Post  caper58 on Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:52 pm

The one thing that puzzles me is why so many think that putting a car tire on your bike is so bad, that it will somehow make it impossible or dangerous to ride. I have been in the agreements and discussions so many times before that now I just hand them my key and say "the proof's there, get on it!" but very few will. I have 9K miles and counting on the CT and to me the bike rides better than before, it's hard to explain but the bike just feels more solid or something.....
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Post  smokey2255 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:00 am

caper58 wrote:The one thing that puzzles me is why so many think that putting a car tire on your bike is so bad, that it will somehow make it impossible or dangerous to ride. I have been in the agreements and discussions so many times before that now I just hand them my key and say "the proof's there, get on it!" but very few will. I have 9K miles and counting on the CT and to me the bike rides better than before, it's hard to explain but the bike just feels more solid or something.....

I have 28k on a car tire. yeah 2 differnt tires ...... totally different tires. 28k and that is still gonna be the death of me. Not the idiot cagers i face every day, not the road hazzards we all face every day... not the "every facet "of your simple life ..hazzards..... no it is the car tire that is gonna kill me..... Yeah well FU%k em..... enjoy the ride,

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Post  smokey2255 on Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:07 am

smokey2255 wrote:
caper58 wrote:The one thing that puzzles me is why so many think that putting a car tire on your bike is so bad, that it will somehow make it impossible or dangerous to ride. I have been in the agreements and discussions so many times before that now I just hand them my key and say "the proof's there, get on it!" but very few will. I have 9K miles and counting on the CT and to me the bike rides better than before, it's hard to explain but the bike just feels more solid or something.....

I have 28k on a car tire. yeah 2 differnt tires ...... totally different tires. 28k and that is still gonna be the death of me. Not the idiot cagers i face every day, not the road hazzards we all face every day... not the "every facet "of your simple life ..hazzards..... no it is the car tire that is gonna kill me..... Yeah well FU%k em..... enjoy the ride,

See you out there
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