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Post  horseman8m on Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:51 am

you could make your own tire spoons if you want to.
have you got a torch ?
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Post  Larry Simpson on Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:57 am

It would be worth the extra money to me ,whish I had known.If it were me I would go with K&N because they seem to be trying harder for your business.I always tell businesses,give me your best shot now because if someone else beats you on first offer I will be using them,from what you say I gather they were the first to offer to mount your CT that would be the difference to me Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:32 pm

Nope, remember Penn Square Bank in 1980 or so, and the oil field collapse here in Oklahoma? There went my welding equipment lol. I never replaced that equipment.

I have a lot of sheet metal handtools, formerly in Aircaft sheetmetal out here (hopefully not again) and the normal compliment of hand tools a few times over. That is an idea though. How about a Harbor Freight set of tire tools? Maybe they actually have some reasonably good forged tire tools I can polish to very smooth finish before using. I know most anything cast from over there breaks. I will stop at the wonder tool store on the way home and report back BEFORE I but anything.

I am a bit concerned about the paint job I saw. I am kind of wondering just how much it will get nicked up installing a C/T on if I paint.
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:39 pm

Yeah Larry, that was going through my mind about K&N. Kenny printed me up an estimate while I thought it over. I decided 15 or 20 miles one way to Sapulpa, I will do this one here. H.o.T is one mile from my home, shop is open Saturday for a tire mount.

I gotta say the guy at K&N was polite, but adamant that they would "gladly take my money, mount whatever tire I wanted with a signed release, and that would be that."

Let's hope between a better tire than was up front, and the Dynabeads, I don't see this odd wear again. I will report through the miles what I see. I will not be able to report any differance other than the Metzler to my Dunlop.
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Post  Larry Simpson on Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:41 pm

Why not mask and paint after install Question Question
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:07 pm

Yeah I am looking for that post later, I can ask if that is what he did. Should be abel to do touch up anyway you would think.
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:23 pm

Harbor Freight had plenty of tire irons. How am I going to hold the wheel still and safe? I think I will just pay the $20 and have it mounted, unless H.o.T. decides they will do it on a waiver.

As an aside, I played with my cast wheel. This is a 2007 wheel and has the tiny grooves, like an LP. An LP is a record you put on a turntable to really listen to music close to being there for you youngsters out there.

Anyway, this is one of those polished wheels I think. I rubbed it with some Mothers and man it looks like it is very nicely polished. So, the paint is off. I can't paint something this pretty.

Hopefully my front tire comes intomorrow, if not, Tuesday before I can get it mounted. Off to Sams in a little while for the GY TT tire.
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Post  Larry Simpson on Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:46 pm

Well I thought you had already ordered a tire.You might try hasselbeans on south Memorial ,that is where I bought mine and got the distinct impression they would have mounted it..The counter guy knew about ct on motorcycles and stated that one of their service guys was running one on his bike.I didn't have bike apart at the time so didn't actualy ask .It is the store by LOWES. Sorry I didn't advise sooner.
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Post  Dan on Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:56 pm

Huzzunga_Din wrote: Is the radial going to be worth $40 - $70 more? ]
I'd say, $40 yes, $70 no, anyway, Good Luck w/your choice
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:33 pm

Well, I looked online yesterday, and Sams shows them in stock. I also went to Sears yesterday, he could have ordered one. We just got back from Sams, not in stock like it says on line. And today the Sears guy can't even see one.
Sears is going to keep looking. I guess if I don't hear pretty quick, I will call Hesslebeams.

Good Grief did a bunch of you guys run down to Sears and buy them out last night?
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Post  Larry Simpson on Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:38 pm

I just pulled my ticket,I paid $143.81 tax and all out the door. store no. 369-1500
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:00 pm

Got it, I will call tomorrow. Crazy how they up and disappered at Sears.
Thanks Larry
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:58 am

Beyond belief. Nobody, I mean out of Robertsons, Hesslebein, Hibdons, Sears, Sams', nobody has GY TT 205 65 16. Pretty wild when my stuff arrives and I decide to buy, that tire up & disappeared. Wednesday they could order them, today nobody can see them on their computers.

I am sure the Hydroedge will be fine. They all believe they must have been discontinued. I will just grab a Hydroedge. It isn't a big disappointment or anything. I had just decided to go with Goodyear.

Shanking my head in Tulsa. Even Tire Rack, some nationwide wholesaler isn't showing any GYTT.
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Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:58 pm

If you are interested,they have GYTT AT ROBERTSONS in north Tulsa 205-60-16 in stock llham came carrying in a new one this afternoon and we mounted it on his 1300 with mod. He thought it was a much better feeling tire than the Mitchelin that we took off. Shocked Shocked
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:02 pm

I will check them tomorrow, again. I think I called the one on 1611 E. Admiral. He should have told me the north Tulsa store had one. I hope they have the GYTT in stock. Overtime tomorrow, I will run up there at lunch and buy one.
Are you guys mounting yourselves just using tire irons? I will PM you.
Thanks again Larry
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Post  Huzzunga_Din on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:35 pm

Thought about the post in the shower. I was thinking of going with a 65 not a 60. I looked at the tire calculator, There is no differance on width, mainly .41 shorter & 23 more reves per mile.
Not enough difference to be concerned about between a 60 and a 65.
Zero modificationinstall I suppose?
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Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:55 pm

No mods other than 1800 wheel to get 16 in.Tire beaded at 30 psi but side wall is stiff enough that it was a bugger to get on the rim.Wasn't near as hard to get on my rim.Put it back on bike deflated it fits good and he likes this one at 30 psi.It did cost him about $20. more they said tires went up.
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