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Old 03-21-2013, 07:15 PM
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Picked up a screw with front tire...

Hi, getting home today I noticed a lil screw on my front tire. As I started to unscrew it with my fingers and praying I was able to take it off. I looked pretty long, about 1/4 inch maybe. I was expecting the tire to loose all the air but. It doesnt look like its loosing air at all. How safe it is to ride with a hole almost all the way thru? Tires are dunlop, they are in pretty good conditions. also, what size it recommended for rear. I think mine is too small. I got the bike a year ago tires were almost new then. thanks guys.
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Put so soap & water on it and look for bubbles. No bubbles you should be good to go. The rear is a 180\55-17
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
Put so soap & water on it and look for bubbles. No bubbles you should be good to go. The rear is a 180\55-17
Thanks man! Ill check in the morning.. theres so many things I want to do before new rubber I hope Im good..

I also need to adjust the front suspension some how. I feel like they are set for a 100lb guy. Im 250 lol...
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Thumbs up for the 250 !
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:59 AM
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You guys make me feel better... I thought I was too big for the hawk at 215.
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Originally Posted by archaicguy View Post
You guys make me feel better... I thought I was too big for the hawk at 215.
Oh, come on guys... To get to 215, I'd have to go on a diet and start working out again...

But, then again, if you are north of 130-140 pounds or so, you are really to heavy for the stock front suspension... The paradox is that the rear works like crap for a lightweight, and decent if you are a heavyweight...
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Originally Posted by jonjonsocal View Post
I also need to adjust the front suspension some how. I feel like they are set for a 100lb guy. Im 250 lol...
That's because they are...
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Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
That's because they are...
they are adjustable right?
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Originally Posted by jonjonsocal View Post
they are adjustable right?
Sure are. You can set it for a 110 or even 120 lb rider!
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Originally Posted by jonjonsocal View Post
Thanks man! Ill check in the morning.. theres so many things I want to do before new rubber I hope Im good..

I also need to adjust the front suspension some how. I feel like they are set for a 100lb guy. Im 250 lol...
Shoot me a PM so I don't miss any of your questions. Yeah there is very little you can do to the front end without springs and valves, which we can do also.
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I've ridden for thousands of miles after pulling sharp objects out of my tires. I did plug them though.

Until the new springs, add like an inch of heavy fork oil, it will make it worlds better. You can also add spacers to firm it up.
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
I've ridden for thousands of miles after pulling sharp objects out of my tires. I did plug them though.

Until the new springs, add like an inch of heavy fork oil, it will make it worlds better. You can also add spacers to firm it up.
Originally Posted by 8541Hawk View Post
Shoot me a PM so I don't miss any of your questions. Yeah there is very little you can do to the front end without springs and valves, which we can do also.
Thanks. Ill keep posted. Bike is on the way to mc mechanic. when it returns we (8541Hawk) should get together and fix the other issues. Thank you for your time.

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