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Author Topic: Dunlop K70 Tires  (Read 5528 times)

gremlin

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2013, 05:52:05 PM »
RE: balance -- the tires should come with a mark (little circle) that is to be positioned at the valvestem location.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2013, 12:09:06 AM »
When I was a young guy I changed my own tires exclusively, I have some nice tire tools about 20" long. But after pinching tubes a few times, I felt it was better economy to let a shop do it that had even better tools/experience + could spin balance etc. I got my tires mounted for $30. each & don't regret the cost.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2013, 12:55:27 AM »
I had a new tube fitted to the rear last week and they only charged $30 Australia. However I took the rear wheel off myself, it would have cost more if the shop removed the wheel.

One thing to check is that the shop has left the valve stem nut loose. if you tighten it too much you will get a split in the tube the first time you let the tire pressure get too low.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #78 on: May 08, 2013, 12:25:51 AM »
I can only buy 17" rim strips locally.  They stretch to match the old 19" strip pretty easily.  Any reason not to use the smaller size?

$3 for two 19" strips and $8 - $10 to ship them is a good reason to use the local ones...

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #79 on: May 08, 2013, 12:29:35 AM »
Mattsz, I use to use just plain old duct tape on my desert bikes. Works like a champ !
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #80 on: May 08, 2013, 05:53:15 PM »
Mattsz, I use to use just plain old duct tape on my desert bikes. Works like a champ !
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #81 on: May 08, 2013, 09:05:14 PM »
How to avoid pinching tubes. Add enough air to keep the tube from wrinkling after you have it back in the tire, before applying the tire irons! It doesn't take much air and it saves a lot of tubes.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2013, 09:06:15 PM »
How to avoid pinching tubes. Add enough air to keep the tube from wrinkling after you have it back in the tire, before applying the tire irons! It doesn't take much air and it saves a lot of tubes.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2013, 09:35:29 PM »
Odd...my Avons are "Road Masters" not "Speed Masters" and came stock on the bike. I'm quite happy with them.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2013, 11:56:12 PM »
Thanks for the tube tip!  I've got the awareness of pinching left over from my bicycling days!

I bought a pair of 17" rim strips anyway - just a couple of bucks from a local grump.  He says he's used the smaller size in larger rims without any trouble.  I found a site that is selling a single size rim strip that supposedly fits 17" through 19" rims, so I'm not gonna worry about it!  If I don't like the look of them, I'll consider the duct tape.

I'm really looking forward to getting those tires changed out - the rear one soon, with my swing-arm re-installation, and the front ASAP after that with my fork oil change...