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Old 08-03-2011, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new rear tire installed

I just had a new rear tire install on my 01 RKC. the dealer put a 140/85/16 rather than the 130/90/16. When I got home I noticed a rubber mat hanging down between the tire and the rear spocket (looks like a protector for the belt). anything wrong with cutting it off and running without it?
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why would they change tire sizes on you?
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can remove that mat. I've got almost 20K on my Dyna with no lower belt gaurd at all.

As much as it may keep some stones OUT of the belt, if one gets in, it KEEPS IT THERE, almost gauranteeing it gets pushed through the belt, like it did, with my full gaurds ON.
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why the size change (I assume this was not your idea), and why would you cut something off that did not bother you before? Take it back to the dealer and make them put it right.

You technically paid for professional service, unless you hold them to that, they will continue to be hacks.

Some on hear will call my last statement dealer bashing, I think he is a bit over sensitive and needs to lay off the all moco dealers are great Kool Aid.
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I think if we knew the whole story, we'll find out he asked for the 140 tire....... pretty willing to bet on it. The sentence is ambigious.

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I just had a new rear tire install on my 01 RKC. the dealer put a 140/85/16 rather than the 130/90/16.


As for the flappy thing..... they hang. He said, "...by the tire and rear sprocket.", which is almost imposible.

It hangs by the tire, up front, between the front portion of the rear tire's sidewall and the belt. It's held on with 3 rivets between metal plates. The rubber gets old and tears.

On some bikes, if you look at it, it looks like it's just hanging, cause personally, the design looks like an afterthought to begin with. The older they get, the worse they look. He never said it was scraping....just .....hanging.
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Okay... I get ya Dave, lets wait and see if it was his idea or the dealers for the size change.
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A lot of dealers are no longer carrying the 130 rear tire, cause it's old stock, for older bikes. Good luck getting a dealer to stock parts for a 10 year old bike, unless they're cross-over parts that fit newer models.

Federal goverment only requires MFGers to carry (not stock, just make available) parts for up to 10 years on any given make/model.

Almost everything now has the 140 rear tire (MU8516), 150 or even wider with the FXD series and the FL series. those are 160/180 and 200. I believe the 140 is the new 130 in a lot of places.
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[QUOTE=Dave63;436421]You can remove that mat. I've got almost 20K on DEANS! Dyna with no lower belt gaurd at all.


I run a 140 on the Pan....Dave I fixed that for ya and u gotta fix ur sig line now....Hahahahaha...............:laug h
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^^hahahahahahaha!!
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