OK........ Now that you've had your little tantrum -
spoke to 5 different mechanics at 2 different dealerships here in south florida *(one is a level 5 powerhouse and the other is a 5 line dealer) about this amazing feat of skill and speed...all 5 of the techs said you are completely and utterly full of shit with a 10 minute tire change on a wing.......and that the absolute fastest they had heard/seen was more in the 25-30 minute range... IF everything went perfectly.....
not my words.... theirs.... have a nice day....
right...you are the greatest tech and manager who ever lived.... you are totally correct... the mechanics who i spoke with all with between 5 and 28 years experience as honda/yamaha techs are incompetent... total idiots... how dare they contradict what you say you can do just because none of them in the combined years of doing the same thing you do have ever seen anyone do what you said you did in over twice the time you say it took you to do it.....
cause no one ever exaggerates on the internet..... right??
you are my hero and the wind beneath all of our wings....i wanna be just like you when i grow up.....
Here in the Show Me state, we had a gentleman arrive in the shop with a flat rear tire, on a "new" Gold Wing GL1800.
End of the day, wanting to blast it out, we did.
The tech rode the bike in onto the lift table, pulled it up on the centerstand, we hit the lug nuts with an impact and the rear wheel was off in well under a minute.
No need to remove the rear fender or anything, remove the lug nuts, rear wheel comes right off, bam, done deal.
Bust the bead, toss on the tire machine, remove old tire. Valve stem is new, not replacing it, saved some time. Tech has lubed the replacement tire, hands it to me, I mount it. To the spin balancer, nailed it the first try. Reinstall on motorcycle and use low torque electric impact to install lug nuts, perform final torque and kick it off -
Under 10 minutes.
To those that want to come in here and call me a liar, you're wrong. You have another agenda, you know it, I know it, everyone knows it.
It's just a benchmark, and it can be done.
I'm sure the Florida mechanics mentioned in another thread could change a GL1800 rear tire in 10 minutes.
, I'm not that great a wrench, but I've changed more than a few GL1800 tires in my day.
It is what it is.