Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
Kay was parked unridden for too many years before I resued her. All rubber inside the tank turned to goo. I cleaned out what I could, replaced all the innards with a beemerboneyard kit, serviced the injectors, changed oil, trannie lube, final lube, air filter, oil filter, etc., swapped in an old old battery I had sitting around, and fired her up last Saturday. Leapt right to life. Now she purrs like a kitten.
Special thanks to whoever here recommended the beemerboneyard kit. Everything I needed except for a couple rubber hoses. Still too much money, but way less than MSRP.
Special thanks to whoever here recommended Mister Injector. Quick service, low price, nice report, and the garage ants and I both enjoyed the enclosed Jolly Rogers.
So the next step is to replace her hard as a rock twelve year old tires. I am inclined to make a commuter slash iron butt out of this machine; so I am thinking about Dunlops, because they give you such a soft ride. I do NOT need to impress anyone with how deep my pockets are right now, despite the fact that our gummint assures us the recession ended sixteen months ago. Nor do I need to brag how tight I can carve the twisties. I could give a rabbit fart if $150 more gives me a super sticky compound. So I am simply looking for soft ride tires at a good price. I run ME880s on my other beemer; Kenda knobbies on my KLR; so you see my tire choice is eclectic, price-wise.
The Dunlop site recommends D404s. Specs say 100/90 18 front and 130/90 18 rear. Here's the prob: I can find the front any number of places, but I can't seem to find the 130/90 18 rear for sale at any of the usual suspects. I see 120/90, but no 130/90.
Anyone know of a source or of an alternative?
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