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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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