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post #11 of 23 Old 08-26-2019, 04:38 PM
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New rubber is always great to have. The bike feels so nimble again. I always have to 'recalibrate' my brain to account for the quicker turn-in, but it's all good. Sorry you had to put shoes on the GSX-S, FJR, and the truck all at the same time. That's expensive.



Just curious - are Bridgestones still pretty stiff to get on? It's been a while since I ran one, but they were one of the more difficult tires to get fitted. The Michelins seemed softer/easier. My buddy said I should have just tossed them in the driveway and let the sun bake them a while before putting them on. I guess that would have worked, especially if temps are like they've been lately. SO HOT. <UGH> Ready for cooler weather to find it's way south.
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Just curious - are Bridgestones still pretty stiff to get on? It's been a while since I ran one, but they were one of the more difficult tires to get fitted. The Michelins seemed softer/easier. My buddy said I should have just tossed them in the driveway and let the sun bake them a while before putting them on. I guess that would have worked, especially if temps are like they've been lately. SO HOT. <UGH> Ready for cooler weather to find it's way south.
The T31's weren't so bad. They set in the sun long enough that I needed mechanics gloves to handle them. The 16's I tossed out in the driveway and the clouds moved in. The front was stiff as all get out, had to put my weight on it to get the first XtraHand clamp on it. I used lots of lube on that one and it went on ok.

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Hey Jasen, thanks for the reply. Sounds like they are the same as before (stiff, but not impossible). But they are a great value for the money. My buddy finally found a tire he couldn't mount - a Hidenau! He ended up taking it to the dealer. It was just so impossibly stiff, he was making no progress on getting it put on his Super Tenere rim. Bridgestones were 'easy' in comparison. Everything is relative, ha!
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I threw on a set of Bridgestone A41s on mt Africa Twin sunday. GSX got a set of Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs back in July and rear is half worn out now after one N Georgia mountain trip back in July. I am using my No Mar hitch adapter now since my new house does not have a dedicated shop built yet to mount it in. I'm currently storing and working on all my bikes in the homes 3rd bay of the garage. Hope to build a shop by this time next year and pay cash for it, that's the plan lol
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<SNIPPED STUFF> I am using my No Mar hitch adapter now since my new house does not have a dedicated shop built yet to mount it in. <SNIPPED STUFF>
If I was doing it again today (buying a No-Mar) I'd be getting the hitch mount unit, too. Then I could free up some garage floor space. But I've found the No-Mar bolted to the floor is useful for hanging and leaning a million things on it
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I rented houses before, so the plywood thing went well with the harbor freight changer. I have my own home now and I tried the plywood trick with my second hand No Mar and decided No More. I didn't want to dedicate the space in my garage so I contacted No Mar as they are always at the annual motorcycle show. I paid for the hitch adapter and they threw it in their truck with their displays and goods for sale. I picked it up from their booth and saved quite a bit of cash on shipping. It was completely worth it.
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So...I can just get an 'adaptor' to make my floor model a hitch model?
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So...I can just get an 'adaptor' to make my floor model a hitch model?
Absolutely, it's under Accessories and Upgrades. That's exactly what I did.

https://www.nomartirechanger.com/Hit...hitchmount.htm
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Absolutely, it's under Accessories and Upgrades. That's exactly what I did.
https://www.nomartirechanger.com/Hit...hitchmount.htm
Ha! That's awesome. For $69 plus shipping, I could have a 'hitch' mounted unit. Thanks!
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