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#1 Gtractor ONLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Pulled the quilts off the Goldwing today, checked the fluids, and rolled it off the big stand.  The positive battery cable was corroded so I fired it up and brought it up to the hydrant to hose that off.  Before getting the sidewalk wet I figured it'd be a good time to lay down and check the tires for pressure and any other problems that might be.

 

Thats when I found this!!!  :(   

Needles to say this thing isn't going anywhere until it has new shoes........

 

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 09:54 PM

Don't feel bad G,I already wanted to replace the rear tire and tune up my old 900 but it let me know a couple of weeks ago that it wants a new silenoid before we ride much.

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Posted March 14, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Glad you found that stationary and at home instead of at 65 on the interstate.
That tire isn't worn out, it's falling apart from lack of use :poke:
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 06:39 AM

Good catch! Not easy to see that without giving the tires a good inspection. I imagine bike tires are pretty pricey these days, given the price of car and tractor tires. 


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:38 AM

I know the feeling, as I need to replace both my tires on my 1100 Virago this year.  They always dry rot before wearing out.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Looks like one of them tires from the maypop tire company. LOL It maypop at any given moment


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Git-r-done!  Riding season will be here before you know it.  I'm itchin to get mine out but I have to go to town to retrieve it, she's at my son's place.  One thing for sure, tires are extremely expensive given the small size of them.  I replace mine alot but it's from wear, not rot.


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Pulled the quilts off the Goldwing today, checked the fluids, and rolled it off the big stand.  The positive battery cable was corroded so I fired it up and brought it up to the hydrant to hose that off.  Before getting the sidewalk wet I figured it'd be a good time to lay down and check the tires for pressure and any other problems that might be.

 

Thats when I found this!!!  :(   

Needles to say this thing isn't going anywhere until it has new shoes........

 

attachicon.gifcraft cab 004.jpg,attachicon.gifcraft cab 003.jpg

Whatcha whinnin' about, little duct tape'll fix it!!!   :D   :D   :D


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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Dry rot and cracking is something people don't check often enough on bikes and summer cars.

My bmw convertible that spends 95 percent of its life sitting has 4 brand new looking tires at first glance but look closer and you see they are cracked apart and I don't know how they are holding air
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Posted March 15, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Glad you found it before hitting the highway! A friend had one blowout a few summers ago although he got it stopped safely it shook him up to the point he traded the bike off and quit riding.


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Posted March 16, 2015 - 09:49 PM

Pulled the quilts off the Goldwing today, checked the fluids, and rolled it off the big stand.  The positive battery cable was corroded so I fired it up and brought it up to the hydrant to hose that off.  Before getting the sidewalk wet I figured it'd be a good time to lay down and check the tires for pressure and any other problems that might be.

 

Thats when I found this!!!  :(   

Needles to say this thing isn't going anywhere until it has new shoes........

 

attachicon.gifcraft cab 004.jpg,attachicon.gifcraft cab 003.jpg

Stick a tube in it, that'll give you some more riding time!---JK

 

Glad you found that stationary and at home instead of at 65 on the interstate.
That tire isn't worn out, it's falling apart from lack of use :poke:

They only ride 65 where you are at? I must live too close to Sturgis!

 

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Posted April 12, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Like the others have said, Good Catch.  I may have missed that with my crappy eye sight.






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