Instagram     

Go Back   PNW Moto > PNW Moto > Mechanical and Technical

Mechanical and Technical Mechanical and technical topics, help, and discussions

Like Tree8Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Oct 16th 2017, 02:02 PM   #31
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
those ebc pads bite noticeably harder than the oem pads, and are a good choice. nice, nice front brake now.
They make a big difference even on little bikes. My stock pads were like grabbing the disc with two blocks of wood.
May 23rd 2018, 09:59 AM   #32
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

Changed the rear tire last night... finally. It's been nine months since I changed the front and that last trip had steel belts showing all the way around. The overall job went smoother than the front, though getting that far side of the tire is more difficult than it needs to be because the Stubbys are so fat. I like the non-marking aspect of the Stubbys, but I think it would be better implemented with plastic over steel or at least a reinforced synthetic. I broke one working the tire back on the wheel. Not sure if I'll buy another pair or look for something else - it will be at least the end of this season before I need new tires again. It seems pretty obvious to me that standard steel spoons with a coat of some high density plastic would be a great idea. I don't understand why it seems no one has done this already.

Edited by HalcyonSon on May 23rd 2018 at 10:56 AM
May 23rd 2018, 05:58 PM   #33
 Rock Dodger's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Washington

Quote:
Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
I just did the front tire on my bike. An 8" C-clamp to break the bead, a pair of Stubby spoons, a 5 gal / 100 psi HF tank, and an old 12V air pump... plus tons of dish soap. The worst part was getting the damn bead to seat. It sealed right away and held 75 psi without popping into place before I bought the tank and jerry-rigged a quick way to dump air into the tire. The air pump just takes FOREVER to fill either the tank or the tire from zero.

When I bought the tank, I also picked up a clip-on chuck and hose and fittings at HF. Worked great for inflating the tire, but was SLOW because of all the restrictions and need for the valve core. Then I found that 3/8" fuel line fits over a male quick-disconnect perfectly, and a Schrader valve loosely. Removed the valve core, tightened a couple hose clamps, whacked it, and the first bead was set. Took a few tries to get the other side to seat. Maybe should have picked up the 11 gal tank... The pressure on the 5 gal equalizes at roughly half the difference between where the tank starts and the tire starts. So 80 psi in the tank and 0 psi in the tire ends up with 40 psi in both. 80 and 40 leaves both with 60 psi.
If you get one of these, no valve core required to inflate.

Reply

  PNW Moto > PNW Moto > Mechanical and Technical

Tags
change, tire



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tire Change - Shop Recommendations MMcN49 Kitsap 15 Sep 5th 2017 09:05 AM
tire balancing mxmike Mechanical and Technical 2 Dec 1st 2016 02:15 PM
How to change your oil... Burphel Mechanical and Technical 0 May 27th 2016 04:15 AM
*** CANCELLED *** Due to WMRRA's change in their policy regarding photographer access JasonTanaka Seattle 53 Mar 15th 2016 12:29 PM




Copyright © 2018 PNW Moto. All rights reserved.