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06-21-2019 01:30 PM
OleDirtyDoc Yup Spock, it's the oil

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06-21-2019 12:23 PM
Spockster It is the oil that stops the dirt. Air filter oil is stickier than motor oil.

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What did you haul? My dad did cross country runs until I was about 15. He bought a reefer and started doing a produce circuit run from Los Angeles, to Northern Cali, then to Santa Fe and back to LA. Now he and his youngest brother run their dad's diesel mechanic shop in New Mexico. I spent a lot of time driving around the country in a truck rather than hang with my friends in the summer time.
Oversize, heavy equipment like excavators, mining machines, rock trucks, dozers as big as houses. Some take two trucks, one for the dozer, one for the blade. I liked cargo that loads/unloads itself! Hauled to some interesting locations. Loads were 120k to 200k lbs.

Seen some bs too, printer in the DOT car took two hours to print a 4ft long ticket. bzzt, bzt-bzzt, click-click, bzzzzt... It's a long story about a train derailment and coal tar filling basements of homes.
06-21-2019 11:17 AM
OleDirtyDoc I continue to hear people bash the K&N pod filter but have not seen anyone post any proof as to why they are bad. I rode my 85 four years, all year long, every day, and cleaned and OILED them once a year as per the instructions. My motor did not die, as the last compression test it was at 150psi both cylinders(unless maybe the pods made my stator fail, lolol). According to what people say about them, the motor should be filled with large particles and be filled with scoring on the cylinder walls. If K&N filters we're so bad, wouldn't the company be out of business with all the motor's the filters destroyed? Do you know how many cafe racers and other motorcycles people have used them on? Where are all these people that have had distroyed engines? Don't you think that they would be speaking up on this over the years? I don't think K&N makes enough money to pay all these people off. Just he said she said bullfookery is all it is. Keep them clean AND OIL THEM PER THE INSTRUCTIONS. it's not the paper that does the filtering (or the foam on the UNI filter. Run an UNI without oil and see what happens). It's the oil. Rant over

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06-20-2019 02:00 PM
MMMotorcycle
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Last set of atv wheels, I made about 10 passes with the truck on each wheel, turning the tire between every other pass. Also left the truck parked on the tire overnight a couple of times, and hosed the beads with 5-56 in the spot that was pressed down. When I came out the next morning bead was down. Tire shop told me to leave a little air in them next time, zipties wouldn't work on those. I trussed two of them up and immediately saw they weren't going on that way.

Semi tires seem to break easy with that bar. I think the beads are formed differently and the 90psi air keeps them on the bead. My Peterbilt tractor had 14 Alcoa wheels, had them all off/on in one day, I didn't want to do that again.

Road service would come out, peel both dual tires off and change tires leaving the wheels on.

What did you haul? My dad did cross country runs until I was about 15. He bought a reefer and started doing a produce circuit run from Los Angeles, to Northern Cali, then to Santa Fe and back to LA. Now he and his youngest brother run their dad's diesel mechanic shop in New Mexico. I spent a lot of time driving around the country in a truck rather than hang with my friends in the summer time.
06-20-2019 01:34 AM
Spockster Last set of atv wheels, I made about 10 passes with the truck on each wheel, turning the tire between every other pass. Also left the truck parked on the tire overnight a couple of times, and hosed the beads with 5-56 in the spot that was pressed down. When I came out the next morning bead was down. Tire shop told me to leave a little air in them next time, zipties wouldn't work on those. I trussed two of them up and immediately saw they weren't going on that way.

Semi tires seem to break easy with that bar. I think the beads are formed differently and the 90psi air keeps them on the bead. My Peterbilt tractor had 14 Alcoa wheels, had them all off/on in one day, I didn't want to do that again.

Road service would come out, peel both dual tires off and change tires leaving the wheels on.
06-19-2019 11:58 PM
MMMotorcycle Yeah i've seen that one. I would not fight not having to drag everything out to the car. I grew up changing the tires on my dad's tubeless Kenworth tires. A couple of good blows with a bead breaking hammer and it was done. I'm kindof surprised those aluminum wheels stood up to the abuse. I wasn't that careful.
06-19-2019 10:13 PM
Spockster
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That is fantastic. I changed mine this fall. I am sure I put a few gouges in my wheels. I used a 2 x 4 and a piece of scrap wood under the edge of my car to break the beads. It was easier than I thought it was going to be. At one point I thought I was going to break the leverage board.

I break tractor and atv beads by driving up onto the sidewalls. That Beadbuster looks fantastic to me, and a lot smaller to keep around than conventional bead breakers.

The Vulcan has nearly perfect wheels, so I used a 2x4 block and a large c-clamp to break the bead.

On my 2nd wheel I decided to try mounting with the tire standing up. Seat the wheel in at the bottom of the tire, push the wheel spoke away from you and pull the top of tire toward you.

Have to squeeze the beads together while tightening the zipties, end with the beads touching each other all the way around. Thinnest ziptie that doesn't break is best. I connected two together to make one wrap.
06-19-2019 09:57 PM
MMMotorcycle That is fantastic. I changed mine this fall. I am sure I put a few gouges in my wheels. I used a 2 x 4 and a piece of scrap wood under the edge of my car to break the beads. It was easier than I thought it was going to be. At one point I thought I was going to break the leverage board.
06-19-2019 04:49 PM
Spockster
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Please explain.
There's many youtubes about it, most make it look harder than it should be. I just picked this one because it's short for you, and saved me typing it out.

If you're going to try it later, I can give some tips. One thing I haven't seen anyone do... I stand the wheel up, hold the spoke in one hand, and pop the tire on with the other. He would've been much quicker in the video if he'd started with some soap, but this shows the gist of how it works.

So far I've done my Vulcan, a V-Rod, and a Boulevard. Front/rear on all three. Hardest part is breaking the bead, if I keep it up I'll spend $100 on this bead breaker.

Beadbuster There are others available similar to this one.
https://beadbuster.com/

06-19-2019 04:34 PM
MMMotorcycle
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Zipties! Lets you slip the tire on with your bare hands, and no wheel damage.
Please explain.
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