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Old 11-09-2016, 12:42 PM   #321
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I can do one here in that time frame, I need to swap a D606 on my 500 also
You busy Sunday? I could use a little ride in this nice weather.

I need to go buy some more tire tools, I broke a lever putting on this super stiff sidewall Kenda (that I'll be taking off)...
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:56 PM   #322
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I can do tires Sunday afternoon but not make it a day for riding and tires
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Old 11-09-2016, 04:35 PM   #323
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Shoot me a text or call later on 512-939-2247
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:56 AM   #324
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At 2 PM this coming Sunday in Cibolo we'll be doing a tire clinic. Those rusty on their skills are invited to come & observe and/or participate.
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Old 11-13-2016, 02:10 PM   #325
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First tire done: installed a TKC80 on my own 500 BUT I damaged the valve somehow and it wouldn't hold air. Installed a replacement valve and all is well. Everyone carries replacement valves they often just don't realize it - they're on the tube you're carrying as a spare. But then if you installed the spare you'd need a new valve still - that's why I carry a bag of about 4 extra valves. Add spare tube valves to your fix-a-flat checklist.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:49 PM   #326
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Our man Patrick is now 100% Flat Repair Certified and in fact will be a MSTA instructor
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:01 PM   #327
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As usual, Trice was more than helpful in changing some tires. I'm a firm believer in the Baja NoPinch tool now.... I need to be a believer in a stand to get the front wheel off the ground
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Old 11-30-2016, 12:19 PM   #328
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Motorcyclist Magazine posts a ton of great how-to videos on bikes and bike maintenance.

This video drives home the best tips for plugging tubeless tires.

The only thing I would add to the video is to buy plugs and plug tools from Safety Seal, online at Amazon.

Also know that Safety Seal makes two sizes of plugs, regular and thin. I carry both sizes on the bike - and have used each in different situations.

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Old 01-11-2017, 01:40 PM   #329
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Huge thanks to JMZ for donating this 18" wheel & tire combo to the Mad Scientist Tire Academy for training off road riders in the art of flat repair!

This is the more difficult rear wheel to deal with, and it's available as a practice/traing tool to anyone at anytime

JMZ has been promoted to VP of Training Operations and Player Development
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:24 PM   #330
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MichealG contacted me about getting experience with the rear tire on his KTM 990, in preparation for the upcoming Uncle's Around The Bend in BBNP.

Once he gets the tire, we'll set a session up here in San Antonio. All will be welcome to observe and/or practice on JMZ's practice wheel.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:27 PM   #331
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I splurged Bob. Now proud owner of the Baja Tire tool.

Also, what kind of grass do you have that is still so green? My St. Augustine went dormant.

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:35 PM   #332
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Our man Patrick is now 100% Flat Repair Certified and in fact will be a MSTA instructor
Patricks cush drive appears it may need checked/replacement rubber.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:13 PM   #333
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Interesting

From that photo, I've received 769 emails asking for Patrick's contact information from women from Israel to New Zealand. Nobody mentioned his cush drive.

On second thought.......
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:19 PM   #334
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I splurged Bob. Now proud owner of the Baja Tire tool.

Also, what kind of grass do you have that is still so green? My St. Augustine went dormant.
Our Augie grass is dormant here as well!

Keep up your BNPTT skills, they are perishable. JMZ's gift of that rear wheel means we can all practice without taking a wheel off our bikes.

Then we go to Harmon's BBQ!!
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:45 PM   #335
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Our man MichaelG came over to Casa Tricepilot with quite the challenge:

A brand new Mita 07 Dakar tubeless/tubed 150/70-18 that was probably the stiffest sidewall tire I've ever seen! And it had to go on Michael's wheel for his KTM 990. And it was to go on cold!



The Baja No Pinch Tire Tool to the rescue



And at the end of the practice, Michael installed Ride On Tire Sealant and Balancer like a pro.



Anyone out there who wants to Be Like Mike:

Be ready and self-reliant on the trail with skills you've mastered in your garage, using ONLY the tools you'll take with you on the ride.

MSTA staff is always available 24 hours a day if you cannot sleep and wake up in a cold sweat fearing you'll be stranded on the trail as "that guy". Don't be "that guy" - Be Like Mike!

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Old 02-09-2017, 10:42 PM   #336
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I just put one of those on the back on my Africa Twin.

My Baja No Pinch Tire Tool made mounting it easy.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:23 AM   #337
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I cannot thank Bob enough for providing this tire clinic. Now, I feel confident that I can fix the flat on the trail if I need to. I've also purchased the Baja No Pinch Tire Tool as soon as I got home. Thanks Bob again and hope your hand will get better soon. See you on the trail.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:55 AM   #338
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Mitas Dakar tires are the best teaching aids for tire removal and installation. To be successful you have to lose all your bad habits and use absolute proper technique. Anything short of that you will not get them on or off. Man handling them just flat out doesn't work.

If MSTA needs some old Dakars for practice aids I can supply 150/70-17, 110/80-19 and soon to be 130/80-18's.

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Old 02-10-2017, 07:53 PM   #339
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If MSTA needs some old Dakars for practice aids I can supply 150/70-17, 110/80-19 and soon to be 130/80-18's.
Thanks for the offer

JMZ donated an 18 wheel/tire combo for practice so we're good for the time being
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:42 PM   #340
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We alumni owe a big debt of gratitude to the MSTA. Seriously, thank you Bob and others who give your time to teach.
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