there is only one motorcycle shop in Boston (riverside motorsports) and I am fed up with them.
I guess business sis good for them, so they pick and choose what bikes they feel like working on. my 919 did not make the cut. F-them.
Anyone have any recommendations for a mechanic here? Perhaps someone working out of his garage? I need a front tire changed.
For that very reason, I change my own. It's really not that hard, if you know the tricks (zip ties and window cleaner, for example). Just have three good tires spoons
, some of these
, and break the bead with a couple of 2x4's and your truck/car (use a short piece, about 12" long, as the bead breaker, with one end cut at 45 degrees, the longer piece is used as a lever under the bumper of your car, hitch, etc.)
When you go to press the new tire on, just zip tie the beads together, spray one size with massive doses of window cleaner (rim, too), and slip both beads on at the same time, might need one or two pulls with a spoon is all. Then snip the ties, and inflate. You might have to snip one or two ties on the bottom of the tire to slip the top half on. If you wet down both beads around the wheel as you fill with air, it will help the beads set without inflating to 100psi to get them to 'pop in', lol...
Top it off with balancing the tire with DynaBeads