Picked up a hitch hiker going 70 MPH on I-277 Bypass near Akron (See pics). The battle Wagon started hopping up an down in every rotation and also hit the inner fender because of the way the bolt was stuck in the tire.
Managed to get her over to the side of the road. Pulled it out and amazingly enough it did not puncture the tire to the point of a leak.
Managed to get her home under 35 on side streets for the last 45 miles home.
Called some dealers (About 12 within 50 miles, not all BMW) all but 2 were out of the Metz me880 160/70VB 17 tire and would not be getting any until after the fourth.
The two that did were Mathias in New Philadelphia, Ohio out the door mounted for 238.00. About 66 miles away on the GPS.
BMW Motorcycles of Cleveland for well over 300.00 280 (no discount and that is where I bought the K1200) for the tire 40 dollars for mount and balance 25 for disposal of old tire and I am sure they would have charged me for the KY jelly too.
Told him I can get it done for 224.00 at Shade Tree in Middelfield, Ohio, But the were out of the Metzes untill the 7th. They said ok but 280 40 25 +Tax is what they charge.
Needless to say Mathias got my $$ and probably will in the future too. Gene also got me in and out in under 30 minutes and they had multiple bikes up on the racks in various states of repair that needed ot be done before the 4th. (Thank You Gene
Wonder where I will get the next bike from BMWMOC or Mathias