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by EricStarmer
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Front Wheel balancing.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Front Wheel balancing.

I have read that not all tire sealers/balancers are created equal, and that Ride-On is good and you should stay away from Slime. Ride-On is also made in a number of different formulas, and one shouldn't put Ride-On made for motorcycle tires, say, into a car tire (or vice-versa).
by EricStarmer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Front Wheel balancing.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Front Wheel balancing.

What I find strange is the guy who did the test comes to the conclusion that the Ride-on didn't work even though he says he experienced no vibration. He blames it's "not working" on a slight difference in tire wear over 5500 miles - a totally irrelevant measurement which could easily be due to sligh...
by EricStarmer
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Front Wheel balancing.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Front Wheel balancing.

Ordered some Ride-On tire sealant/balancer for my rear wheel, then I won't have to take the wheel off to get it balanced - we'll see how that works out,
by EricStarmer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Front Wheel balancing.
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Front Wheel balancing.

After replacing the Guzzi rear wheel on my Triking with one from Alan that takes a car tire, I essentially did the same thing to balance it (I would have taken it to a tire dealer to have it balanced , but didn't due to Covid restrictions/concerns ) I mounted the new wheel, and now , at around 60 mp...
by EricStarmer
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Type 4
Topic: single hoop rollbar
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: single hoop rollbar

Thanks, Frederick - that's OK , I have too many other things going right now anyway - I was amazed at how tight a turn they were able to make in that tubing without it buckling or splitting on the outside !
by EricStarmer
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Type 4
Topic: single hoop rollbar
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: single hoop rollbar

Frederick - yours is the best-looking Triking roll bar I've seen - roughly how much did it cost to have that bend put in the (stainless?) tubing ?
by EricStarmer
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: New Reserve Tank - Cannonball II
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: New Reserve Tank - Cannonball II

Seems like the extra drag will reduce your mpg by a measurable amount - I'd do some mpg tests with the tank on to see if/how much it dropped. You could mount a regular plastic 5 gallon gas can to the passenger's side, and the intrepid passenger/backup driver could pour it into the tank while you're ...
by EricStarmer
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: New Reserve Tank - Cannonball II
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: New Reserve Tank - Cannonball II

Brian - why is the gas tank several inches above the body, as opposed to as low as you can get it " Maybe to make room for heads/helmets ?
by EricStarmer
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New member in West Yorkshire
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: New member in West Yorkshire

John - people are going to look at you whether you honk the horn or not!
by EricStarmer
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New member in West Yorkshire
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: New member in West Yorkshire

Nothing's too trivial , John - we were all "newbies" once, me in particular, not having ever been a motorcycle rider, and I still am puzzled by a lot of Triking minutae, like "why is the ignition key under the dashboard" :)