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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:17 AM
    BkerChuck

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    I considered the Rabaconda when I bought my Nomar. Main reason the Nomar won out is all my bikes are strictly street bikes and a friend has a Nomar that I'd gotten some experience on already. Nomar put on a pretty big sale around July 4th during Covid in 2020 so that sealed the deal. I figured if I was paying $50 per tire it was only going to take 10 tires and I would be at a break even point. I've done more than that just for myself.
    No matter what you buy there is a bit of a learning curve but there are lots of decent YouTube videos and Nomar even puts up their own so learning the proper techniques isn't too awful. You really want to make sure the tires are as warm as possible first so they're more pliable and easy to work with. I've considered buying some tire warmers but I don't mount enough to justify the expense.
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:19 AM
    but why tho

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    Sorry, I'm a little confused - what was the issue with the Rabaconda and street bikes? All my bikes are strictly street as well.

    Definitely agree with you on the learning curve! I had the Rabaconda videos on repeat the first few times. I've also been putting off mounting the tires because it's so wet outside and I don't want to go for a ride in the rain and then have to work on the bike immediately after.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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    May not be any issue at all, it was just every video I found at that time showed them working with dirt bike tires leading me to believe it to be more off road oriented. They mentioned street bikes but I didn't see any videos back in 2020 showing it. I actually liked the breakdown style of it and ability to easily transport. It was most likely my prior experience using the Nomar that swayed me as much as anything. Certainly not trying to disparage the Rabaconda in any way.
     
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  4. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:33 AM
    but why tho

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    They’ve got a street bike changer and a dirt bike changer that are completely separate! They do seem to advertise the dirt bike one more though, so I can see the confusion.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:54 AM
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    Yeah, they have a dirt and a street. Dirt one is basically just a break-down-able stand and bead breaker. But the street version has a ratcheting duckbill and a funky angle to it. If I were to buy one it'd definitely be the street version.

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    https://us.rabaconda.com/products/street-bike-tire-changer?variant=46550324052263&currency=USD
     
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  6. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:54 AM
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    Dianne just emailed me from home. Looks like I got a package from my ADVRider Secret Santa from Alaska. Now this damned clock here at work needs to hurry up so I can get home.......
     
  7. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:55 AM
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    I'd have to have her open it and send me the pics :rofl:
     
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  8. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:55 AM
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    I definitely did NOT see that in 2020 when I bought the Nomar. Not sure which way I might have gone had I seen it. I can say I paid less than that for my Nomar delivered with the promo at the time.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2023 at 10:56 AM
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    Wrong answer.......
     
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  10. Dec 19, 2023 at 11:00 AM
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    How bout "get sick" and go home early? That the correct answer? Personally, I couldn't stand the wait knowing someone could get me the pics.........I don't have Job's patience :D
     
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    At this point it's only one more hour. Hardly worth missing the pay over. Not sure if I'll open it right away or not anyway. It is supposed to be for Christmas.
     
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    Sheesh, 600$, I guess it makes things easier but outside of the grom tires I have never had too much of an issue with ~20 bucks in spoons, a 5dollar home depot bucket
     
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    Ah, I'm use to my 12hr shifts...............so I'd be looking at 6 :rofl: Luckily, I'm only 6 miles from home and my coworkers/manager have never had a problem with me running home for a second :D

    As far as waiting til Christmas...........yeah.....you always need to open one early :rofl:
     
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    Mr. fancy with a bucket over here. Too good for a blanket on the concrete :rofl:

    It's definitely a want for me and far from a need. It's a lot of tires worth of $. I've seen them on sale for under $500, but yeah, still really expensive.
     
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    LOL. Its the trash bucket for the garage so....
     
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  17. Dec 19, 2023 at 12:04 PM
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    You don't scratch the rim with spoons?

    Anyways, I like spending money on tools so for me the $640 wasn't too big of a deal, especially once I factored in the convenience. Either way it ends up paying for itself.
     
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  18. Dec 19, 2023 at 12:10 PM
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    In my experience, most of the "prices" are pretty straight up, the only fees that get tacked on after are the standard dealer fees like paperwork, assembly if new, etc.

    They don't really negotiate down much at all though, what you see is what you get for the most part. Personally the only dealership I didn't enjoy dealing with was Del Amo Motorsports.
     
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  19. Dec 19, 2023 at 12:33 PM
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    dirtbike rims, IDGAF about spoon scratches (and I have gotten to the point that any scratches incurred are on the inside of the rim from the spoons). Street rims, ill take a little more care and only do metal on metal on the inside of the lip, and take a piece of cut length wise vacuum tube over the rim lip to pry up and over on. (just make sure you keep an eye on the location of the vacuum tube pieces as you go and that you have just as many as you started with at the end.... there's only one place for them to disappear to and that's inside the tire.... ask me how I know, the realization DEFINITELY didn't occur once the tire was fully mounted and aired up on the bike -_- )

    Also... all the street rims are black, and black sharpie is cheap.
     
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  20. Dec 19, 2023 at 12:39 PM
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