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02 ACE chopper going Dark

Post  HuaAce on Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:55 pm

So I have an 02 ACE 750 that I've done terrible things to. After riding an mc tire to the point of failure I decided to go Dark Side and order a car tire, probably a 165/80/15.
Any thoughts, tips or suggestions.


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Re: 02 ACE chopper going Dark

Post  Doc on Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:16 am

Take it easy for the first 75 miles or so til the new wears off.
Play with your pressures about 2psi at a time til you find what you like.
Start about 38psi.


And most importantly Welcome to the Darkside and enjoy the ride!Vader

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Post  HuaAce on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:10 pm

Today I pulled the trigger on a Nexen SB802, 165/80r15. It'll arrive in a little over a week. My scoot has spoked wheels, but ran tubeless with the last tire. So as I gather it, I'll want to pull the old tire, lube the bead, heat up the tire to help it seat and then pump the FK out of the tire to get it to seat. Since I'm doing it myself, do I need to worry about balancing it?

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Post  toolsbody on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:51 pm

[quote="HuaAce"]Today I pulled the trigger on a Nexen SB802, 165/80r15. It'll arrive in a little over a week. My scoot has spoked wheels, but ran tubeless with the last tire. So as I gather it, I'll want to pull the old tire, lube the bead, heat up the tire to help it seat and then pump the FK out of the tire to get it to seat. Since I'm doing it myself, do I need to worry about balancing it?[/qu

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That's the same tire I put on my '96 Ace vt1100c2 with spoke wheels. It was in the summer when i did mine. the tire was hot from the sun. I cleaned up the wheel good by sanding with a scotch brite pad and put car polish on it to make it slick. Then i lubed it with hand cleaner 'goop' and aired it up gradually keeping the bead even. I had to keep repositioning the tire to get the bead to start on even. It took about 60 psi to get it to bead up. I haven't had any problems so far and oh yeah, I took the wheel and tire to the bike shop and had them to balance it before I put it back on the bike. I have put tires on and never did balance them and it worked out ok.
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Re: 02 ACE chopper going Dark

Post  HuaAce on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:04 pm

My tire arrived early. Gonna try to mount it up thi weekend.


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Post  HuaAce on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:19 pm

I suppose this would be a good time to throw out a "before" darkside. '02 ACE 750. Yanked the front fender, installed 2 inch fork extensions, removed the upper fork covers, chopped the rear fender, upgraded the drive sprocket, shaped and shaved the saddle, installed a model t tail light, and did some paint work.


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Post  ttexastim on Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:54 pm

That's a PRETTY machine!!! I love those black engines. Looks great!!
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Post  HuaAce on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:01 am

So Project Darkside hit a couple snags.
1) It's 19 degrees out, which makes wrenching suck.
2) It turns out that I have a punctured inner tube too.
3) Its Sunday, so the local bike shops are closed.

I have the rear wheel in the house, so I'll try to at least get the old tire off.

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Post  HuaAce on Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:55 pm

Wheel's at a local bike shop getting mounted and balanced. Snow storm be damned.

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