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    Senior Member Brillot2000's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_rubenstein View Post
    FWIW, with the amount of scraping on the Barkbusters, it's almost certain that the front fork is tweaked. The tubes probably aren't bent, but they are twisted in the trees. The way to check it is to lay a flat plate across the tubes and see if it can be rocked. If it can, then the pinch bolts have to be loosened and the fork twisted back into position.
    I am in the shop now and checked them out. They are lined up perfectly. I got lucky with that one.
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    Junior Member Twee's Avatar
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    Sorry to here this Brillot2000. I plan on getting new tires next spring or as soon as the weather permits. My bike is a 2012 NC700x DCT. Just got it 7 weeks ago. Will be taking your advice on easing into them.

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    I was always told it is the release agent from the mold that is on the tires when new.
    I was also told my Michelin PR4's didn't have the agent so no worries out of the box.
    I don't know If true but I have never had a problem with slippage.

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    A mistake I made after retracting the pads on my BMw to get my wheels back on after re tiring them, was not pumping the levers to get them back out. It was a wild backward ride out of my shed's ramp. Luckily I fell over before I smacked into the above ground pool. No harm done except my handlebars got bent, which were pretty easy to straighten with an iron pipe. Could have gotten ugly if on pavement instead of lawn, or worse ,if I needed to stop on the street.

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    Junior Member Rookie Mistake, Hello Ground
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    Might be tacky of me to say it, but I bet it was funny to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerfan View Post
    Might be tacky of me to say it, but I bet it was funny to watch.
    might have made "america's funniest video" or one of those other stupid shows.

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