Friday, April 17, 2009

Flat front tire on Valkyrie -- ack!

Ok, last week I discovered the frayed throttle cables. This after changing the plugs, air filter, and adjusting the valves. I'm installing the throttle cables now and discovered my front tire is flat; the valve stem is leaking! It's almost as if something was conspiring against me riding the Redwing19 IBA in a few weeks!!

In 10 min the local motorcycle shops open. I'm going to try to find a new valve stem. If they have a new front tire, I'm going to buy that too. Then I'll take the wheel to a tire shop down in Fredericksburg, King George Tire, that will mount and balance for a very reasonable price. They are a long way down the road, but the guys there are easy to work with and get the job done right.

I hope I can find what I need.

later....john
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