No problem, you can do it…

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The right tools are a must. Windex and soapy water bottles are all a part of the job…

Famous last words from my buddy Bruce on changing the rear tire on my dirt bike. He talked me through the whole thing in less then 3 minutes. Then left for Colorado. Months went by and many rides on a semi bald tire. One day after failing to climb a steep hill we call round mountain, I thought enough is enough, time to man-up and put new rubber on the rear. The tire looked so good sitting in shed, I looked at it with admiration every time I set foot in my shed. By this time I could not remember a thing that Bruce had told me except, “No problem, you can do it.” So I did what every guy would do, no, not duct tape the tire on, but , youtube. I watched several different versions ranging from two and half minutes to seven minutes to change a rear wheel. I felt confident, it was a hot day and I now had my Dunlap rubber basking in the bright sunlight without sun screen. Well, many of the details have slipped from my mind now except for the four and half hours it took me to change it. The one bright note is that the tire has held air for two months now. I can really roost now….

Out with old baldy and in with fresh meat...
Out with old baldy and in with fresh meat…
Any motor bike job, no matter, is not complete until some skin is lost or blood has appeared. Then it is, "Well done!"
Any motor bike job, no matter, is not complete until some skin is lost or blood has appeared. Then it is, “Well done!”

Published by normdave

We live and travel full time in our fifth wheel or cargo trailer. We work for the Lord Jesus Christ in Disaster Relief Ministry. When not doing any of the above we try to have as much fun as we can. Possible items you might find here, in no particular order, dirt bikes, quads, hiking, camping, desert living, building projects, stained glass projects, our family, Bible study, RVing stuff, nutrition comments, and just about anything else we can think of....

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