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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2008, 2:54 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Ahhh NEW tire, brakes and motoport kevlar jacket

Hello everyone, hope you all enjoying you Beemers. I know I am. 90 days 5 thousand miles and I didn't go anywhere...lol. (15 thousand miles and counting lol)

Things I have done this month on my 2004 K1200RS "Blue' Flying Brick.

Oil and filter changed along with differential easy as pie with the info from this site.

New rear tire...Michelin Road Pilot 2 from www.tiresunlimited.com ... mounted for $15 dollars in North Little Rock on JFK at a place called 501 Tires. Left the shim off when I re-installed the tire and the pull to the right (PTTR) is not as bad but definately still there.


Replaced brake pads and brake fluid on the rear while I had the tire off. Bleeding was no problem at all.

This site is awesome for the knowledge base that is available. Thanks!

I bought the $399 Kevlar jacket with armor from Motoport took 5 weeks to get and man is it nice. You can hold it up to the light and see through it so these 100 plus days have been ok wearing it. It actually is better than wearing a tank top as far a being hot. The jacket keeps the sun off my skin while letting air through. (No I don't get any kickback for this paragraph...lol) I hope to buy the Kevlar pants soon.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2008, 11:58 pm
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Boy that sounds great, I lived in Tulsa 1980-1990 and loved to ride western Arkansas. Great roads, poeple and food.

I have a set of summer kevlar pants and they are so comfortable in the heat.

You may want to keep that wheel shim handy. New tires do not pull as hard as worn tires.
I have the same bike, but mine is the faster Peidmont Red.

As I remember the humidty there is higher than the temp. You may want to try a bag of ice under that jacket. I use a plasic water bag with a hose for drinking that I fill with ice to keep me from melting in the desert heat in Nevada.

Be good, be fast, be carefull.
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