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Old 06-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #41
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Motorcycles Unlimited should be able to take care of you. I have not heard of any bad reports with tire changes.
I have not had good experiences with them in the past. That was awhile ago, so maybe things have lightened up over there since then.

I used to work for Discount Tire, so I know how to care for an expensive wheel. Hoping to find a place that will take the same precautions I did with nice wheels.
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Motorcycles Unlimited should be able to take care of you. I have not heard of any bad reports with tire changes.
Patrick and the fellas at Motorcycles Unlimited always cared for my wheels in the proper ways. I like two wheel toyz tire prices, but not sure if the same type of care for the wheels is expected
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:04 PM   #45
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Sweet i miss my s4r, look for an s model rear ohlins and jack up the rear, the seat is a bit soft for long rides and a dp or corbin is good, steering damper for front (i usually hate them but necesary on this bike, arrow headers with chopped cans, also foot peg extensions will help keep your heel from melting and looking like a pidgeon.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #46
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Sweet i miss my s4r, look for an s model rear ohlins and jack up the rear, the seat is a bit soft for long rides and a dp or corbin is good, steering damper for front (i usually hate them but necesary on this bike, arrow headers with chopped cans, also foot peg extensions will help keep your heel from melting and looking like a pidgeon.
Good advice. Seems to fit some of the things I'm noticing.
I wear a sz 12/47 shoe so moving around in my A* SMX+ has been a pain.

Just any different foot pegs (longer) or is there specific ones I should be looking for?
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Good advice. Seems to fit some of the things I'm noticing.
I wear a sz 12/47 shoe so moving around in my A* SMX+ has been a pain.

Just any different foot pegs (longer) or is there specific ones I should be looking for?
Step up your game and get some Gilles or ducabike rear sets. I know a guy
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I have not had good experiences with them in the past. That was awhile ago, so maybe things have lightened up over there since then.

I used to work for Discount Tire, so I know how to care for an expensive wheel. Hoping to find a place that will take the same precautions I did with nice wheels.
Patrick has helped me on my last purchase - give him a try again!
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I have NO parts for an M600!.....fuggers.

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Step up your game and get some Gilles or ducabike rear sets. I know a guy
Will do when the time comes, going to new fresh rubber and a tail chop first.
Who do you know over @ HSB?

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Patrick and the fellas at Motorcycles Unlimited always cared for my wheels in the proper ways. I like two wheel toyz tire prices, but not sure if the same type of care for the wheels is expected
Motorcycles Unlimited will be the only shop that touches my Ducati wheels.
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Thanks for the input guys. I have my list of shops to visit with.

Change of subject, I love how my insurance is the same premium as my 04 R6...


Also, has anyone done a tail chop without a kit? Just made your own plate bracket?
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Thanks for the input guys. I have my list of shops to visit with.

Change of subject, I love how my insurance is the same premium as my 04 R6...


Also, has anyone done a tail chop without a kit? Just made your own plate bracket?
I've always used a Sawzall and a file on the frame tubes and got some plastic plugs from Home Depot or Lowes to use as end caps.

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House of paint is the only one who will touch my bike!

Guess what, it's cheaper too!
Cheaper isn't always better. I went by HOPD not long ago to mount a tire on my 1098 but they didn't have the socket to fit the axle nut or the adapter to balance the wheel.
The guy I spoke to didn't seem that knowledgeable either, but Tony wasn't there though. I don't mind paying more for a shop to have the correct tools and the know how to use them.
I wound up going to NW Honda/Ducati to have my tire done. I've subsequently dealt with Motorcycles Unlimited on work for 2 of my Ducatis and they have done a good job at a price that was comparable to other shops. I will continue to use them.

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I have not had good experiences with them in the past. That was awhile ago, so maybe things have lightened up over there since then.

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Houston Superbikes. Pretty much everyone Duc has nice wheels, they never em up
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Patrick and the fellas at Motorcycles Unlimited always cared for my wheels in the proper ways. I like two wheel toyz tire prices, but not sure if the same type of care for the wheels is expected
Two Wheel toys this outa a rim on one of my bikes.
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I've always used a Sawzall and a file on the frame tubes and got some plastic plugs from Home Depot or Lowes to use as end caps.
Thanks for the tips. Did you tape up around the frame to not "knick" up the paint?
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Not a battle and was never intended to be one.
Yep. We are fortunate enough to have lots of choices in Houston.
I've been here awhile and know about all our sponsors. Guess I should have been more specific about shops that are not sponsors.


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Not a battle and was never intended to be one.
Cheaper is only a bonus if they can do the job. In my case they couldn't.
Never saw this as a battle, just stated my experience, just like you did yours.


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Thanks for the tips. Did you tape up around the frame to not "knick" up the paint?
I used duct tape so the sawzall guide couldn't get through it. Several wraps around. I also used a paint pen to touch up the end of the tube once it was cut and a little clear silicone on the end caps to keep water out.
I used to use an integrated tail light but since started using small black aluminum turn signals like the Rizomas.
There's a Bandit up at Motorcycles Unlimited that has some interesting turn signals on it. I'll have to ask next time I'm there if they know what they are.
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