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Finally able to get these, got a good deal from local Tire Co.

Merry Xmas to Me!

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The whitewalls look good with the white in your paint scheme
 

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indeed they do spok- that is the perfect look for that bike imo 8)
 

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What a great bike Dave! I'm on the verge of buying an 05 Nomad, I looked at the Classic, but clearly the seat needs replacing and it seems like so much work to add on all the other stuff it would need. But, looking at your bike, I'm starting to change my mind. Hard bags just sort of have the feel like a car trunk or something? Leather bags seem just so much more "in the spirt" of a motorcycle. If that makes any sense. Seeing your bike may have just convinced me that going with the Classic and doing all the upgrades just may be worthwhile.
 

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I personally am not a whitewall person....but I have to say those do make your bike look classy n custom. I agree with the others about the paint scheme and whitewall complementing one another.

A question for you Dave? Did your supplier have a good deal "just for you" or are they having a special on their Metzlers in stock?
 

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Whistle, I got these from a discount M/C tire distributor, his deal was average, labor was free, he had a need for good used rear tires, So he kept mine
This place is in Pasadena Texas, not to mention any names,
A Fantastic cycle shop for tires and other accessories

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That is a great looking 1500. I like the W&M bags. I had some of those on order, but they never would come in so ended up getting some River Roads.


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I personally am not a whitewall person....but I have to say those do make your bike look classy n custom. I agree with the others about the paint scheme and whitewall complementing one another.quote]

i'd have to agree. never thought i'd like WW's on a bike, but they do fit yours quite well, nice choice.
 

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Thanks Dave!

I thought I was going to be putting on a new rear tire before winter arrived and certainly will before next summer riding begins....so am looking to buy a rear tire.....and will add it as one of my winter projects. I have found a couple of online stores that seem to be reasonable so will probably go that route.

Here is what today Sunday Dec. 5th looked like here in Eastern Washington.

http://groups.msn.com/RCHobbiesRFun/winterpictures.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=63

http://groups.msn.com/RCHobbiesRFun/winterpictures.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=64
 

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ispeed77 said:
stop it whistle, you're making me drool !!!
LOL.....Sharing is in my nature....:)
 

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whistle clean said:
ispeed77 said:
stop it whistle, you're making me drool !!!
LOL.....Sharing is in my nature....:)
well isn't that nice of you !!!
 

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Staff- nice rims.

Whistle- I'm not sure but I think you are supposed to change both tires at once. Riding with different age compounds front and rear can be dangerous I think. Someone here will confirm/deny.
 

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Staff- nice rims.

Whistle- I'm not sure but I think you are supposed to change both tires at once. Riding with different age compounds front and rear can be dangerous I think. Someone here will confirm/deny.
i no mechanic, but i will have to disagree with that. i know a lot of people will get many more miles out of a front tire than a rear. some people even get close to double, so two front to one rear. i am sure there is some logic in what you say, but i don't personally know anyone who follows it. like you said, someone here will confirm/deny what is correct.

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dealers usually say change both
tire mfgs say change both
i don't always change both but generally do

if the tire is of the same brand and style and as long as sidewalls still look good i have not seen any problems running front tires longer than back
this is on street bikes - now on dirt bikes i'll change 1 tire and give it no thought
 

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Yes....this topic can be...and is debated as I have seen on other sites.

One school of thought is to change one tire at a time as tires when new need breaking in for about the first 100 miles or so and by changing both front and rear tires at the same increases the risk of an accident as the tires are not gripping the pavement as they will after the break in period.

Please keep in mind....this is what I have read on another site and many of the people there seem to agree with this line of reasoning.....and have replaced one tire at a time on their bikes. Of course there is always others who say as do the tire companies that both tires should be changed at the same time.....and not to use two different types of tires or tread design to keep from causing problems.

When I said I was looking for a rear tire to replace mine....that was how it started out since the weather here was still enjoyable enough to ride in. Now however, it has gotten to bad to ride at all so by the time I do buy a rear tire I will have the money to also replace the stock Bridgestone front tire. So....when that happens (to many days to count for sure) I'll be able to let you know how the break in went with 2 new tires.

Thanks for your comments and observations!
 
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