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    Never Did This Before!!

    Treated my KLR650 to a new lithium battery, rear brake pads, and a new rear tire. I cleaned up the sprocket, rim inside and out, chain guard, and everything else that gets dirty from chain lube and dirt. Got the new tire mounted on the rim, balanced, and re-installed on the bike. Started picking up the tools and saw the rim strip from the KLR hanging off the handlebar of the TW! AArrgghh!! So, I had the pleasure of mounting a stiff knobby tire twice tonight. Winter must have made my mind a little rusty. Hope I can get the gas and oil in the right holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    Treated my KLR650 to a new lithium battery, rear brake pads, and a new rear tire. I cleaned up the sprocket, rim inside and out, chain guard, and everything else that gets dirty from chain lube and dirt. Got the new tire mounted on the rim, balanced, and re-installed on the bike. Started picking up the tools and saw the rim strip from the KLR hanging off the handlebar of the TW! AArrgghh!! So, I had the pleasure of mounting a stiff knobby tire twice tonight. Winter must have made my mind a little rusty. Hope I can get the gas and oil in the right holes.
    What is a "rim strip"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    What is a "rim strip"?


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    The rubber strip on your rim between your tube and spoke bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    What is a "rim strip"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    What is a "rim strip"?


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    It's a thin strip of rubber the exact circumstances of the rim with a single hole in it for the air valve stem. Dirts a Flyen SanDue

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    Treated my KLR650 to a new lithium battery, rear brake pads, and a new rear tire. I cleaned up the sprocket, rim inside and out, chain guard, and everything else that gets dirty from chain lube and dirt. Got the new tire mounted on the rim, balanced, and re-installed on the bike. Started picking up the tools and saw the rim strip from the KLR hanging off the handlebar of the TW! AArrgghh!! So, I had the pleasure of mounting a stiff knobby tire twice tonight. Winter must have made my mind a little rusty. Hope I can get the gas and oil in the right holes.
    Don't ya just hate when stuff like that happens??
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    Don't ya just hate when stuff like that happens??
    Especially when it's self induced!
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    Ah jeeze...once a year is plenty!
    But twice in a day? Somebody just shoot me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    Especially when it's self induced!
    We've all done it sometime...
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    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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    Been there done that.. Not a rim strip but the same stomach dropping feeling from other stuff I'd rather not remember I just hate that feeling!

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