Custom one-off redlined Metzelers. These were actual 5/16" redlines vulcanized onto my new Metzeler tires by Tab Chapman of Diamond Back tires. Tab can be reached at 888.922.1642. The vulcanizing work ran approx. $175/tire for both sides. Tab can do yellow-lined, blue-lined and Orange-lined tires (for you Harley people). I've since had him vulcanize a set of Gangster wide whitewalls, which I'm running on an Orange and cream 1999 Honda Aero 1100.
They do this for a living and their work quality is impeccible.
In this Wednesday with Greg, Kyle (Cruiser Customizing) and Greg Beck (Tucker Rocky Distributing) talk about motorcycle part fitment. What to do before you order parts. What to look for when the parts arrive. What to do if the parts don't seem to fit.
Thank you for watching this weeks Wednesday with Greg.
I got bored last night so I thought I would make a customized key for my V-Star. Just so you all know, this is NOT an original idea. The credit goes to another biker out there in YouTube land!
I ground down the sides of the key handle just enough so it would fit snugly into the socket. I then filled part of the void with some solder (just folded it up and packed it in). I then used some J-B Weld that I had laying around to top things off and to make sure the key will stay put... you could use 2 part apoxy.
I've been on the road for around 25,000 miles since my return to motorcycling. although I carry a puncture repair kit(one of the rope ones for tubless tyres) I have never had to use it, till the other day. I had always dreaded getting a flat, but let me tell you if you carry a one of those kits there is nothing to worry about. Over a couple of days I noticed the bike seemed to 'fall in to corners', the front end felt loose so I pulled in at the servo. to check my tire pressures (something I do about once a month anyway, and yes I do carry and use my on pressure gague). Shock horror!