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dagsportster
9th June 2007, 22:22
I finally got around to installing my Avon Venom white-wall rear tire. The previous pic I posted (and the one on the AME site) is a Photoshop white wall. The real one is wider than that.

As long as I had the tire off, I replaced the pulley and rotor (to match the front). First time I got a chance to use my Harbor Freight tire-changer. I've got to say, getting the wheel dismounted, remounted and installed is a messy job -- especially since I didn't touch my wheel adjusters. Getting the axle back in place, while the bike is balanced on a jack, while aligning the spacers, caliper, rotor, axle and wheel, in 3-dimensions, with only two hands, is a royal PITA.

Any of my South Jersey/Phila XLF friends are welcome to use my tire changer, though, if ya need it.

Finished up the job yesterday and took it out for a ride today. Miles of smiles... :tour My last -- LAST I TELL YOU -- mod for the year will be the Progressive 812's which should be here this week. That's it. No more...

The REAL Whitewall...
http://homepage.mac.com/dagruber/.Pictures/XL/dgarr3.jpg


The Photoshop Whitewall (where's the kickstand?)...
http://homepage.mac.com/dagruber/.Pictures/XL/DGAME1.jpg

More photos of the completed job...
http://homepage.mac.com/dagruber/.Pictures/XL/dgarr2.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/dagruber/.Pictures/XL/dgarr1.jpg

hog rider
9th June 2007, 22:36
very nice! they look good on your bike.

nutsy
10th June 2007, 02:15
WOW, THAT BIKE ROCKS. is she hard to steer?

Builder
10th June 2007, 03:14
Okay, that is bad-ass!

Gone
10th June 2007, 08:35
Very, very nice. I love the look.

dagsportster
10th June 2007, 12:18
WOW, THAT BIKE ROCKS. is she hard to steer?

Thanks. The close quarter steering, at low speeds is a little heavy. On the road, it's great -- really made a world of difference to me. A U-turn in a parking lot is a little challenging, though, but I can live with that.

henry p ratas
10th June 2007, 12:25
ASWESOME!Even if its not black henry883c for now