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Post by Bucho » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 pm

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I'm no tree hugger but I go the official route and take it to the local dump and pay the environmental fee. I used to have issues with this since I would go through too many tires (both street and dirt) per year based on what Maryland will accept (I think 5 tires a year?).
I had no idea the dump had a limit. I guess I've never been over it. I tend to get all the use out of my tires.

I do have one sitting in my garage at the moment. However, I think I may try to reuse/recycle this into "building materials" for trail work.
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Post by Bucho » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:43 pm

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Years ago, Bucho had a dog that would eat them :lol2:
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Post by Marylander » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:39 pm

Heh, I'm ok with the styrofoam ban. We do go through a lot of trash and there's no good way to deal with it all (even China won't take a lot of our junk/recyclables any more). Other things that are considered better for the environment don't make sense to me, e.g., electric cars. The mining process for the lithium and such is pretty nasty and they don't even know what they're going to do with all the industrial waste from production of the batteries or how to handle all of the nasty stuff in the batteries once they are worn out. Doesn't seem like moving forward to me... My interest in an electric motorcycle is mostly so I can do things quietly/stealthily. :thumbup: I also like the lower maintenance idea as I've always been lazy about it but I'm getting more lazy as I get older.

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Post by Marylander » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:23 am

I don't know if I just got a bad goldentyre fatty but most of the side knobs are chunking on the one currently on the xtrainer. This never happened with these tires on the KX. I've ordered a shinko mx216 in 90/90 (not the fatty) to try out. I'll finally get the tubliss mounted too. I bought that like 2 years ago. I'm also curious about throwing a mousse in there though...

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Post by BamBam » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:55 pm

I also went with the Shinko MX216 and a tubliss up front. Seems like a good combo. Though I later bought a durometer to test rubber hardness (gumminess?) and found the shinko was actually pretty hard rubber (around a 75?). Nothing like the Shinko 505 cheater rubber (around 55). Maybe all front tires are harder rubber than rear tires? I dunno.

The tubliss is a cool system. The inner tube gets inflated to around 100 psi and they say it tends to loose air slowly (so keep a strong air compressor in the garage nearby). Mine hasn't lost air much, but I now top it off as a matter of habit. However, my outer tire seems to lose air more often even with slime. Not sure if its because of the tubliss system. So now checking tire pressure is a calming pre-ride ritual...
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Post by juddspaintballs » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:33 pm

Anytime I go out for a ride, I just make sure the air compressor is over 100 PSI and top off the inner tubes. Sometimes I'll check the tire pressures, sometimes I'll even put air in the tires.
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Post by Marylander » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:50 pm

I am currently hating the mx216/tubliss combo. I can't get the bugger down into the center of the wheel... :shrug:

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Post by juddspaintballs » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:47 pm

Are you talking about mounting it? If so, that is a royal PITA and a warm tire and tire lube help a lot. I put my last one in between the inner and outer doors of my wood boiler while it was running and got it up to about 120 degrees before I tried mounting it. I also bought a big tub of Coates tire paste. That went on pretty easily.
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Post by Marylander » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Yeah, I was frustrated so I went in the house with plans to go back later with the heat gun. :hi5: On the plus side I didn't just go at it with force.

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Post by juddspaintballs » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:13 pm

Warm tire and lube. Front tires suck to change with Tubliss only because you can't get the 2nd bead and the Tubliss in the valley very easily.
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