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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 20th, 2007, 10:20 pm Thread Starter
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WNC Tire Change?

I put the AVON on my rear wheel tonight.
I wanted to make sure I could balance it before I posted up.

Being new to the BMW, I wanted to make sure I had the right parts for my balancer.

I will offer you all here the same deal I do for most of my friends.
I charge 10.00 to mount and balance a tire. That basically covers weights and valve stems.

I have a Coats 220 tire changer and a Snap-On motorcycle computer balancer.
I do have the balancer spacers to do BMW and Honda VFR single sided swing arms.

If you guys are close to Murphy or are headed up for vacation... I can hook you up. All you need are the tires. I have the tools.
Well, I will have the T40 for the front calipers Saturday. Damn Torx crap!
You can also have your internet tire sales drop them here and have them installed on the weekend.
I use http://swmototires.com/ They are good people and follow up after the sale.

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I have not done my test ride, yet.
But let me clarify that the calipers are held on with T45.

Here are my thoughts on the tires:
AVON still makes SH1TTY Tires. Let me justify this statement.
I have mounted AVONs on many motorcycles over the years. The average for an AVON tire is about 4 ounces of wheel weights.
Well this is the first set that I have ever purchased for one of my bikes.
My front took 3.75 oz. My rear took 4.25 oz.
That is uncalled for in the 21 century. With the use of computers tires should be ballanced at the time of molding.
When a tire goes from the retailers shelf to the customers wheel, it should only need an ounce if that.
I regularly get Michelins that require no weight at all.



OK... Enough ranting.
I'm going riding!

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Except that Michelin doesn't make a single tire for the LT!

The weight rating is the problem.

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Except that Michelin doesn't make a single tire for the LT!

The weight rating is the problem.
They don't make the Macadam 50EM anymore??? Those used to be rated 58V front TL/TT and 79V rear Reinf. TL/TT.

Dang, I wuz thinkin' about trying a set next tire change - shucks. Thanks, Jay.
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I run Pilot Powers on two of my bikes...
MAn are they sticky!

These AVONs feel great on the LT.
Sunday will be the real tell tale.
I'll log about three hundred miles in the mountains...

Gotta go put an new Pilot on the front of the wife's bike.

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