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Fiddles

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Re: Raider Tires
« Reply #15 on: Sep 29, 2021, 07:14:40 pm »
Is there a Avon Cobra Chrome available for the regular 210 size? I can't find some here.
I don't think that I can get a 240 here in Germany without having problems with the police.
Only two tires are available here in 210, Bridgestone Exedra and the Metz.
Recently I alomost had an accident due to rain and the poor grip of the metz  :timeout:, I have to get rid of them. exactly the same problems as I had with my Honda.

dersteirer I have a similar problem here that my dealership will not install 240mm tires on the stock rim because it is larger than the rim diameter is made for, (yes I know the forum has no problem with making it work but a the dealership will not take the liability of putting an out of spec tire on a rim because "people on the internet said it works") so I go the Exedra front and rear because it was the cheapest 210 rear tire I could find and to keep the front a match with the rear. I haven't had any problems with them yet but I don't corner hard and have only scrapped pegs twice so for in 8K miles but we will see hopefully after next month when I take my motorcycle in the Smokey's for 12 days. 😎👍
change the tires yourself it's not that hard to do,  they a 50 bead breaker from Harbor freight,   a couple tire irons  and aone rim protectors,  I can pull the rear wheel  off remove and replace tire and remount in 1 hr

Fiddles what kind of tire/motorcycle jack do you use to change the tire?
I have a craftsman Aluminum bike back and I raise it high enough to use a regular floor jack under the tire to lower and pull out from under the bike
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    Re: Raider Tires
    « Reply #16 on: Sep 29, 2021, 07:56:17 pm »
    I'm looking to replace my tires myself like others   but in the past the dealers have balance as also put weights on the rim   is that/this a concern or something I need to think about   any help is greatly appreciated  8)

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    Re: Raider Tires
    « Reply #17 on: Sep 30, 2021, 05:19:06 am »
    I'm looking to replace my tires myself like others   but in the past the dealers have balance as also put weights on the rim   is that/this a concern or something I need to think about   any help is greatly appreciated  8)
    you can use Ride On Tire sealant and ballancer or Dyna beads
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      Re: Raider Tires
      « Reply #18 on: Sep 30, 2021, 07:07:55 am »
      I'm looking to replace my tires myself like others   but in the past the dealers have balance as also put weights on the rim   is that/this a concern or something I need to think about   any help is greatly appreciated  8)

      You can use stick-on weights if you know how and have the equipment to balance your wheel/s.
      Usually only the front requires balancing but if you are able to do one, then do them both
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      Re: Raider Tires
      « Reply #19 on: Sep 30, 2021, 10:00:48 am »
      I'm looking to replace my tires myself like others   but in the past the dealers have balance as also put weights on the rim   is that/this a concern or something I need to think about   any help is greatly appreciated  8)
      you can use Ride On Tire sealant and ballancer or Dyna beads

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      Re: Raider Tires
      « Reply #20 on: Sep 30, 2021, 08:37:03 pm »
      I'm looking to replace my tires myself like others   but in the past the dealers have balance as also put weights on the rim   is that/this a concern or something I need to think about   any help is greatly appreciated  8)

      Not a concern at all in my bookÖ. Thatís the way Iíve balanced rims/tires for 25+ years. Most shops know what they are doing and even have chrome,black and silver weights that blend into the looks of most wheels
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