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« on: February 05, 2019, 08:34:20 PM »

When you realized the holes in the rim was there for a reason?


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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 11:31:32 PM »

I never had wheels with that feature. What bike is that on?
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 12:04:52 AM »

Ummm, this is a first for me so my answer would be 56.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 05:29:02 PM »

Ummm, that makes it easier for sure!
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 12:29:10 AM »

They should of done that with the rear wheel on the Silver Wing.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 05:45:32 PM »

The front wheel on the Burgman is super difficult.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2019, 02:57:23 AM »

Seriously? That's what they're for?
58Yrs 17days.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2019, 04:11:58 AM »

Don't get me started on this subject!!!!

I would gladly commit mortal mayhem on these @#$@# cheap @$@$s that can't spring for 90° valves on these new machines! I've finally found a particular fitting that will work on my AK and, at the same time, is popular enough to give me some assurance that I'll not be stranded on the road. I had 90° valves installed on the X10 first thing!
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2019, 11:34:37 AM »

Another plus of downsizing to a smaller scooter like the Forza is checking tyre pressures no longer requires me to get down and dirty with the garage floor. The front wheel has a single disc and there's plenty of room, and the rear wheel's angled valve is a lot easier to get a pump or pressure gauge on than the Silverwing's ever was.

The only thing that hasn't changed is the groaning noise I make when standing upright again.

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2019, 01:09:44 PM »

Yup, the rear Silverwing tire is a pain to get at. But thanks to someone on JeffR's site who mentioned something like this extension tube ... the pain is gone for me now.  This cheap little extension makes that part of life easy. Take a look at this item on eBay.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/KM-140mm-Car-Tyre-Valve-Extension-Tube-Tire-Wheel-Air-Pump-Adaptor-Connector/352769166096?hash=item5222ae4b10:g:vlUAAOSwSlpcB0mp&vxp=mtr

And to answer the question .... 66

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2019, 02:27:54 PM »

I have one of those braided extension tubes that I bought not surprisingly during my brief time on silverwing600. It was useful on the rear wheel of the Silverwing, and I carry it on the Forza in a pouch along with the tyre pressure gauge, tyre tread depth gauge, and valve core removal tool.

I've also found a useful way of carrying a couple of spare Schraeder valve cores without losing them is inside the clear plastic body of an old ballpoint pen.

As for those holes in the cast wheels, I vaguely remember it being mentioned to me by a biker who I had a coffee with once. He came across as a decent chap until he starting boring me to death about his exploits to remove his chicken strips.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2019, 03:43:30 PM »

Yup, the rear Silverwing tire is a pain to get at. But thanks to someone on JeffR's site who mentioned something like this extension tube ... the pain is gone for me now.  This cheap little extension makes that part of life easy. Take a look at this item on eBay.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/KM-140mm-Car-Tyre-Valve-Extension-Tube-Tire-Wheel-Air-Pump-Adaptor-Connector/352769166096?hash=item5222ae4b10:g:vlUAAOSwSlpcB0mp&vxp=mtr

And to answer the question .... 66

Mike

I got one of those for the AK. It, maybe, could have been made to work but was/is still a pain in the ash as the tubing is so stiff and you still have to thread it onto the valve. I've modified one with a clip on connector.
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