Dealer cost to change tires?
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:10 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:


Skimp on BEER??




NEVER!!

I'll do the job myself first!
Skimp on beer?

Where is my fainting couch!?!??
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:11 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:


Skimp on BEER??




NEVER!!

I'll do the job myself first!
Skimp on beer?

Where is my fainting couch!?!??
Time to break out those two rocks again?
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:14 pm quote
BVBob wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Not all indy’s are idiots just as not all dealers have real mechanics.
100% true! I was just making the point that folks try to save money in the weirdest places. This is your life we're talking about.... Pay the effin money and get it done right!

I remember talking with a furniture salesman years ago that made a great point. He said people will skimp on a couch that they sit on every day for hours at a time but will not think twice about buying a car with a sunroof that they will open maybe 5 times a year.....I live in Ohio, remember....

Priorities...

Bob
Stepping over dollars to pick up dimes.

Remember, it’s in my best interest to keep you alive. Dead people don’t come back for tire changes or general service.
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:31 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:


Skimp on BEER??




NEVER!!

I'll do the job myself first!
Skimp on beer?

Where is my fainting couch!?!??
Fainting couch.... hope you didn't skimp on it!!!

Bob
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:43 pm quote
BVBob wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:


Skimp on BEER??




NEVER!!

I'll do the job myself first!
Skimp on beer?

Where is my fainting couch!?!??
Fainting couch.... hope you didn't skimp on it!!!

Bob
Nah. Built it myself.
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:44 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:


Skimp on BEER??




NEVER!!

I'll do the job myself first!
Skimp on beer?

Where is my fainting couch!?!??
Time to break out those two rocks again?
Always within arms reach!
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:48 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
BVBob wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:


Skimp on BEER??




NEVER!!

I'll do the job myself first!
Skimp on beer?

Where is my fainting couch!?!??
Fainting couch.... hope you didn't skimp on it!!!

Bob
Nah. Built it myself.
Built yourself a fainting couch?
The hell you did...
That's a double wide scooter lift, barely not big enough for a 'real bike'.
No padding, probably no chock, definitely no dang *pillow*.
Faint on it? Sure, after you kick Chuck Norris' ass....
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:52 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
BVBob wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:


Skimp on BEER??




NEVER!!

I'll do the job myself first!
Skimp on beer?

Where is my fainting couch!?!??
Fainting couch.... hope you didn't skimp on it!!!

Bob
Nah. Built it myself.
Built yourself a fainting couch?
The hell you did...
That's a double wide scooter lift, barely not big enough for a 'real bike'.
No padding, probably no chock, definitely no dang *pillow*.
Faint on it? Sure, after you kick Chuck Norris' ass....
You’re on to me. It’s actually a moving blanket out on the grass next to the shop.

(All kidding aside I have to start on a banquet this week- moans in frustration)
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:55 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
greasy125 wrote:
Find an Indy. They’ll do better work and probably at a lower cost.
Agree.

Or, find those two rocks and a sheepskin.
That sheepskin will come in handy for those long rides you'll have on the new tires.
The rocks, however, I have no idea what those are for....



I use tire spoons and it was a ROYAL pain in the ass to learn it.
It's amazing how much easier things get once you actually know how to do them....
the rocks are for smashing your balls for even thinking that you should embark on such a journey. the sheepskin is for laying upon while you reflect on the poor decisions you've made in life while vomiting profusely from hammering yourself in the groin with said rocks.

all kidding aside, using levers or spoons is very much a learned technique. but once you get that touch and the rhythm down it's easy peasy. just like life, it's about lube, pressure and angle of attack. and rim protectors. and the right tools for that job.

-g
This is easily the most hilarious post I’ve ever read on MV, in what over 15 years?

Oh my God you are on fire Sir do an open mic night soon.

Fucking hilarious.

SDG
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:48 pm quote
No way to haul scooter to MotoEuropa for flat tire on Piaggio Liberty so son helped me remove the tire... no book so that was ‘fun’... and a couple hours...
Tire down to shop, someone day before me got the last tire that size, leave slashed tire and rim, another trip (115+ miles each way) for new tire and my rim, $126... and much easier to put it all back together...when the rain quit....
Would have Loved to had a ‘does Piaggio and knows how’ shop handy for that Liberty....it was Not designed to be handywoman friendly but I am riding!
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:02 pm quote
Independent motorcycle and scooter workshops in Italy are few, they are almost all dedicated to some brand that issues the authorization to work on. On the other hand, there are many independent car workshops.
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Sun May 02, 2021 6:07 am quote
Greetings:

Quoth the Great Guru Greasy:
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also, wheelman, can you please change out your knee pads and grips to black?
Alright, AlRIGHT! Sheesh, what I gotta do to remain en vogue! Here's the result. And before you pester me about it, the rear wheel is next. I have a spare S rim and I'm pretty sure the splines and brake hub are the same. Just have to find the time to "paint", and then swap.



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Mon May 03, 2021 5:27 pm quote
Much, MUCH better.

Looks sharp. Good work my dude!
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