Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Tire change
Right after I bought my LT I ran over an allen wrench on the interstate here in Tucson. Since it was a Monday, the local dealer was closed on Monday, I found a guy to come trailer my bike back to my house. He offered to bring it back to his yard and drop it off at the dealer first thing next morning.
I had them install a new rear Dunlop tire (OEm was DUnlop). I kept the receipt, I keep all of them.
With less than 4K on the speedo, I picked up a nail on the rear tire. I got on the internet and discovered I could replace the front and rear tire through a Kawi dealer, near me, for about the same price that I paid just to replace the rear tire thru the local BMW dealer.
I decode that it was time to see if another model tire, or brand name tire would have less propensity to pick up nails etc.
After making an appointment to have the new tires installed and waiting over 3 hours, I decide next time I'd rather yank the rims off and have tires installed.
Since that time, I yank my rims and have tires mounted and balanced.
"He was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena, and the style of a poison toad." H. S. Thompson
Last edited by BecketMa; Nov 6th, 2008 at 9:54 pm.