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Jack Leis

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2013, 04:15:48 PM »
They most certainly do ! I love them but just got wore out replacing them.
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2013, 04:18:54 PM »
So luck was on my side.  I got the BT45s, new tubes, and free shipping.  It totalled to $210, a bargain for sure!  I forgot to get some decent tire irons so I guess I'll get those locally.  Harbro Freigt has a  24" one for about $6.  The AM26s are a beast to remove so a couple of those is probably a good idea.

I find the AM26s seem to stick well enough, they just don't feel right to me.  Never have.  We'll see if the BT45s are any different.

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2013, 04:47:30 PM »
Scott - excellent!  You will, I know, let us know how you like the tires.  I'm going to change my tires one of these days - I got a couple of extra tire irons for the job.  14 inches of new snow overnight, though, so...  :(  (last year on this day, here in Maine it reached 80 deg.  :o )

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2013, 04:50:10 PM »
The SpeedMasters on the G5/B5 come off pretty easily, but the  RoadRiders on the C5 are a monster to get off!  I gave up and took it to my mechanic.  He's got all the tools including a giant stand that clamps the rim and great tire irons, and he said it was a total pain!  You are warned! ;)

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2013, 04:52:46 PM »
I'll "videotape" the job - maybe I could win a "America's Funniest Home Videos" prize!

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2013, 05:20:53 PM »
DO NOT videotape!  It only guarantees that bad things will happen and you will get hurt.  It's just like saying, "Hey!  Watch this!"  It never ends well  :(

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013, 06:34:54 PM »
Hence the "America's Funniest Home Videos" prize...

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 06:43:00 PM »
No matter how big the prize it better to be the one watching than winning ;)

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2013, 03:25:40 AM »
Hence the "America's Funniest Home Videos" prize...
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2013, 05:45:25 PM »
Did the dumbest thing last night, tried to change my own tires.  I've done this before many times on many bikes but when you're mechanic says it's tough getting the AM26s off the Enfield rims, listen to him! 

I did manage to get the rear off (took over an hour using 24" tire irons) and I got the new BT45 half way on and got the tube in, but I called it at that point.  I started trying to get the other side on and realized I was just going to spend a lot of time pinching a tube and pissing myself off.  I dropped it at the shop this morning to finish and he said he'd balance it as well.  I'll drop the front off tomorrow and let him do the whole job on that one.  I said he could keep the tire irons, I'm sure I'll never need them again :)

When I was young I cracked two '63 Corvette windshields before I realized that's just not something I should do.  Same with moto tires from now on.

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2013, 05:48:43 PM »
make sure you let us know how those tires work out for you. I'm still back and forth and can't decide what tires to get. so unfortunately I'm still riding with the original tires.
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2013, 05:50:11 PM »
They should be on in the next day or two and then I just need to change the chain and sprockets and get some miles on them.  If you can wait another week or so I'll have some info for you.

Scott

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Re: More tires!
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2013, 05:52:54 PM »
that sounds great. I've got a trip to florida (from north carolina) then from florida to michigan and then back to north carolina. so it's safe to say that my bank account can definitely wait a few weeks! ha. I look forward to what you have to say about them.
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2013, 06:30:00 PM »
Well, at least, you won't be spending all that bank account on gas!
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Re: More tires!
« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2013, 07:18:09 PM »
make sure you let us know how those tires work out for you. I'm still back and forth and can't decide what tires to get. so unfortunately I'm still riding with the original tires.

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