|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|10-17-2008 10:47 AM|
|750Doug||Yeah ditto on the aged tires. I think 5 years is recommended, 3 for sportier, grippier tires. I know 8 is long, the "ingredients" that make it a good tire are pretty much weathered out by now. There are some good threads around here about good, affordable tires, if they're not in the budget.|
|10-17-2008 08:30 AM|
Originally Posted by lancer19 View Post
|10-12-2008 01:05 AM|
Ron, I would look into getting those tires replaced due to the age alone.
Even if it is the wheel bearings, they are fairly cheap and easy replace.
|10-12-2008 12:40 AM|
|niterider||I know that anything is possible, but I bought my 93 with 12k on it. I added 20k to it and the have not replaced the bearings, and so far all is good.|
|10-12-2008 12:09 AM|
The tire is OEM on my 8 year old bike but it only has 7K on it. I check my tire pressure every time I ride and temps today were in the 70's. I also check my tires before I ride and havent seen any weak spots. MY real concern is that this is the beginning of my front wheel bearings going bad.
|10-12-2008 12:01 AM|
If your front tire is old, make sure that doesn't have a bad spot on it.
Also if you have cold temps and the tire is a little low it may viberate till the tire warms up.
|10-11-2008 11:47 PM|
I'll try that Rick, thanks. I always use the torque wrench on parts where the manual says "tighten to XX foot pounds". The last thing I want to do is screw something up cause I didn't follow directions.
|10-11-2008 10:10 PM|
|rubyrick||I had the same symptoms not too long ago. My handlebar bolts were loose. All I needed to do was tighten them with a torque wrench to the proper specs (17.5 ft-lbs). While many people don't use a torque wrench and just tighten the bolts up by hand, a recent post revealed that a PO had over tightened these bolts and stripped them.|
|10-11-2008 09:32 PM|
I took her out today for a ride (about 70 miles RT) and I was noticing that on turns at or above 40 MPH I can feel a very slight vibration throught the handlebars. It's so slight I thought it might have been the road surface but I could feel it on a number of different roads. Any ideas?