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YYZ last won the day on February 13 2019

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  1. This thread is mostly directed towards people who change their tires at home. I absolutely do not recommend everyone go out and buy these spoons and start changing tires. I was just happy to find a tool that worked so well for me. In the past I would use metal spoons with plastic to protect the wheels and that requires me to be very methodical just to get the tire off without trashing the rim. All in I have about $180.00 it tools. Thats a HF bead breaker, spoons, balancer and weights. It takes me about 3.5 hours to do two tires (thats a long time compared to tech that works at a dealership). The difference for me is that I like to do my own wrenching and I know it's done right. For me, its just another thing I enjoy doing almost as much as I do riding. For others it may be the last thing they want to do with their spare time. $30.00 to have a tire mounted is a great deal just as long as they're paying attention to what they're doing. I would give that tech a fat tip just to show my apreciation.
  2. I know what the next question will be so I'll just leave this link here. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiOuufBhuXiAhXrguAKHbPCCf4QjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrFsuwBnpYjw&psig=AOvVaw3Ybwd_PNsWOENOg9xe72iD&ust=1560466931632921
  3. I have used the HF in the past. The Marc Parnes balancers are much better.
  4. I use a Marc Parnes Balancer.
  5. Exactly, I’ll admit I’m particular about things like this. I asked a local shop it their mounting machine will scratch a painted rim and they said it happens. I appreciate the honesty and found a better option.
  6. Tires came in today, Michelin pilot power 2C. Very easy to mount. The first bead goes on easy by hand, then (just in case it gave me trouble) I zip tied the tire to the rim and pulled it tight into the rim well and spooned it on. It really couldn't have bean easier. For me it's not about saving money. I just want to know it was done right. I had a really bad experience at a dealership years ago and I just have a hard time turning my bike over to someone that's in a hurry to get the job done. I use a torque wrench on every bolt, carefully remove the old wheel weights and balance the wheels to my satisfaction. It rides smooth, and turn in seems good.
  7. That's what I was thinking, How could these hold up? I was careful and used a lot of soap. Also, I made sure the tires bead was deep in the well before attempting to remove the tire. I was expecting a struggle but it was easy. I know every tire is different.
  8. Just found these Nylon tire spoons. No rim protectors needed. Very well designed! Best $30.00 I ever spent. Now I just need my tires to get here. The OEM Dunlops were pretty much done at 5k (3 trips to HWY 129) so I pulled the trigger on some Michelin Pilot power 2C. Anyone have feedback with a VFR on these tires?
  9. After purchasing my VFR the hunt was on to find the right pipe. IMHO the stock VFR pipe sounds like a twin below 4000 rpm. After 4000 and all is good but quiet. I tried a Delkevic slip-on and that lasted about 30 minutes. Unfortunately, I thought the stock can sounded better. After hearing every sound clip I could find, I took a chance and picked up this CF pipe from Scorpion. The only sound clip I could find was on their web site with the bike on a dyno. They really don't claim much of a HP increase. I really like this pipe. To my ears it sound great through the whole rev range. If you want loud this is probably not the pipe for you, but if you want something more refined. This is as good as it gets IMHO. I tour on this bike so the pipe needed to fit with the oem hard bags. The bottom of the case touches the top of the pipe so I did have to make an adjustment to my case by removing a small spot welded part on the heat shield. I believe its just a small pad to keep the case level to the ground when it's off the bike. Everything fits perfectly now but that was almost a deal breaker. This pipe comes with a baffle and I tried it both ways. It sounds good to me either way, If you like more volume just remove the baffle. The fit and finish is exceptional and to me it looks like it belongs on the bike.
  10. 900 miles in the first week of ownership. This ones a keeper!!!
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