Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Forney, TX, USA
Re: How much did I save??
I had a good friend that changed his own tire on a 99 goldwing. To save money. Apparently on the 99 model you can install the wheel, get it out of sink a little bit and still torque down the lugs. After a while the lugs can work loose.
On an annual trip to Florida with his wife behind him, he reported via radio to his riding buddies he was picking up a vibration. Almost instantly the rear wheel came loose locking up the bike at speed, it started flipping. My friend died and his wife barley survived with major disabilities.
Just make sure you know what you are doing. First thing I did was check my beamer to see that it had lugs that went into a hub that would make the wheel center up just like on a car. BMW went one better and put a bolt dead center. Anyway RIP Tommy Dossey.
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