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post #1 of 20 Old 04-05-2007, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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Come on Ontario riders...

...these BC guys are ruling our Canadian thread.

Who's been out? Who's still on for the April 29th? Who's gonna come over to my house and install my new tires for me?

Seriously though, about the tires. Who here does his/her own installations? I have a new set of Dunlops sitting in my garage and I have a lift. I'm thinking I should invest in some tire irons and get to it. I have some friends that can do machining for me and this wheel balancer doesn't look like it would be all that hard to fab.

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http://www.marcparnes.com/Suzuki_Mot...l_Balancer.htm



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post #2 of 20 Old 04-05-2007, 08:27 AM
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The BC guys have 18-20°C + sun, we have flurries with more to come. Had to scrape the snow off the cage this morning.

But I did ride Monday and Tuesday. Been riding, since early March.

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The BC guys have 18-20°C + sun, we have flurries with more to come. Had to scrape the snow off the cage this morning.

Ya, sucks to be us. Its white here this morning as well.

So, you're the first post. You gonna come over and help with the new tires?

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We had 4 cm of snow yesterday and it still falling.... We're apparently due for 5 to 10 more cm during the day...:cry: :cry: :cry:

And it was almost all down to asphalt last weekend. The joys of living north I guess.

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I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. It was beautiful, sun, green grass, golf courses open, spectacular. Here we are, some 6 hours drive away and we still had snowbanks here and there. Go figure.

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It looks like Northern Ontario will be covered in snow for the upcoming long weekend so all I can do is tinker with the Wee (putting hand-guards on) and watch the snow fall. Curses!

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Damn snow, GRRRR. I bet the road folks will be laying down another batch of salt as well, more GRRRR.

As for tires Heavy, I don't have any tire spoons. A few people I ride with do so I'll be getting them to help me put on the new hoops then run over to St. Onge for balancing. I think they charge $20 per wheel on their fancy eletronic machine.

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Hey Sheperd, the recent rain wiped a lot of the sand and crap off the roads too. Now we're back at the beginning.

How long before you put on the new hoops? I'm going to work at getting some form of balancer if I'm doing my own tires. You're more than welcome to use it, if you want to and if I get it in time.

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Hey Sheperd, the recent rain wiped a lot of the sand and crap off the roads too. Now we're back at the beginning.

How long before you put on the new hoops? I'm going to work at getting some form of balancer if I'm doing my own tires. You're more than welcome to use it, if you want to and if I get it in time.
My tires are OTW now, I could do the old fashioned balancing as I know some peeps who have a wheel stand and balancer / weights. They did it by hand and were very close to what the electronic one came up with for balancing a tire.

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As far as I know,my brother and I are attendending and are looking forward to your ride,so add 2x wee's to your list.Neither of us is any good with tires.
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