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Tire change (Read 412 times)
Tire change on: March 17, 2020, 03:54:44 PM
Need to change the front tire. Do you know anything about the marks on the tire?
I'm trying to post pics.
2002 vf750c



Re: Tire change Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 03:56:22 PM
Another is on the opposite side
2002 vf750c



Re: Tire change Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 11:04:34 PM
Another is on the opposite side
The dot usually indicates the heaviest point of the tire, and it is suppose to be placed at the tire valve area as that is the lightest part of the rim..
"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan



Re: Tire change Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 08:58:26 AM
Any idea what the other mark, the circle is?
2002 vf750c



Re: Tire change Reply #4 on: March 18, 2020, 05:54:09 PM
Any idea what the other mark, the circle is?
The circle is what I was referring to.. Not sure about the S or the other marka
"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan



Re: Tire change Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 06:53:28 PM
The "S" is beside the DOT number.
I Have read somewhere that that is something that affects balance, but the circle and k9 threw me.
I Think I will use dyna beads anyway.


2002 vf750c



Re: Tire change Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 12:25:32 AM
Place the circle at the valve stem, then instead of beads, run "Ride On".. It's like Slime, but not bad for your rim, etc..
It balances your tire AND is a sealant as well..  Might as well do both!!
I have it in both of my Victory Tires and it seems to do great..  I haven't had any nails, but my job is right next to a Screen and Window warehouse, so there are objects in the parking lot constantly..
"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan



Re: Tire change Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 02:31:26 AM
The dot usually indicates the heaviest point of the tire, and it is suppose to be placed at the tire valve area as that is the lightest part of the rim..

The yellow dot is the lightest part of the tire and goes by the valve stem which is the heaviest part. Never heard the way you mentioned it Harry.
Terry

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Re: Tire change Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 10:07:27 AM
I'll look into ride on.
My online search gave me every conceivable answer to the question.
I guess I should check with Dunlop.
2002 vf750c



Re: Tire change Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 06:02:56 PM
I'll look into ride on.
My online search gave me every conceivable answer to the question.
I guess I should check with Dunlop.
You're not putting stock tires on the bike are you???
There are better choices out there!!!
"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan



Re: Tire change Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 06:03:43 PM
The dot usually indicates the heaviest point of the tire, and it is suppose to be placed at the tire valve area as that is the lightest part of the rim..

The yellow dot is the lightest part of the tire and goes by the valve stem which is the heaviest part. Never heard the way you mentioned it Harry.
I may have it backwards, but works out to the same answer.. The dot goes next to the tire valve, whichever is lighter, heavier...
"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan



Re: Tire change Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 07:29:51 PM
The dot usually indicates the heaviest point of the tire, and it is suppose to be placed at the tire valve area as that is the lightest part of the rim..

The yellow dot is the lightest part of the tire and goes by the valve stem which is the heaviest part. Never heard the way you mentioned it Harry.
I may have it backwards, but works out to the same answer.. The dot goes next to the tire valve, whichever is lighter, heavier...

Terry has it right  :smile:
Charlie
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Re: Tire change Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 08:34:52 PM
I'll look into ride on.
My online search gave me every conceivable answer to the question.
I guess I should check with Dunlop.
You're not putting stock tires on the bike are you???
There are better choices out there!!!


I ordered the tire that was on the bike, it seemed to work Ok.
2002 vf750c



Re: Tire change Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 08:38:39 PM
And I did email Dunlop about the marks. I'll let you know if they reply.
2002 vf750c



Re: Tire change Reply #14 on: April 03, 2020, 08:50:12 PM
Goodyear answered my email saying they would refer it to Dunlop ,but I haven't heard anything from them .
Haven't changed the tire yet because I live in a rain forest . Every time the water quits running it rains again.
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