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Old 02-09-2011, 07:47 PM
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I just purchased 110/90x19 Dunlop MX51 Geomax anyone using this thoughts?

Paid about $70.00.

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Old 02-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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I just purchased an MX71 for same price. I havent had a chance to ride with the new tire to have an opinion yet. I hear alot of good reviews with the whole line of Geomax tires.
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Hopefully I will get a chance this weekend.... I refuse to mount a tire on a 19" rim to big a pain in the backside. It's just not worth the time for me to do it so I have to take it somewhere, I will pull the rim on Saturday and take it to one of 2 places.

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Old 02-10-2011, 11:59 AM
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I did the rear and it was a pain in the booty for sure!! I did the front and it is much easier but after had it all back together realized I must have pinched tube and now have to do it again with new tube.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:19 PM
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yea changing tires SUCK!!! i hate changing them, i popped two tubes on my rm this month and have a 3rd one on order. hopefully im a bit more careful this time and use alot more soap! then i have to change the rear tire... im in for a ride...
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:06 PM
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Definetly helps to have at least 3 tire irons. Not having a tire stand does not help the situation though.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:11 PM
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I used the MX51 all last season. Great wear and awesome traction. I ride in a mix of hard packed and mud...depending on the grooming for the day. The front MX51 was a different story, but that could be a riding/suspension issue.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:34 PM
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I've not use the MX51 yet but it's on my list of tires to try.

For those of you having problems changing tires you really need to see this video set.

As he says, if it's hard, you're doing something wrong

The Best How to Change a Motorcycle Tire Video
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:51 PM
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Oh I have no doubt that I am doing it wrong..... I probably always have ... thanks for the link will have to give it a look.

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:26 PM
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I have found that taking the laptop out side to help (I can watch it when I get stuck with something that's not working right). I am down to about 30 minutes for a tire change and I've only popped one tube in about 8 tire changes (I got in a hurry with the one I popped).
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:51 PM
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Wow that's good for a rear tire... I quit changing tires with the 19" rims it was just not worth the 14.50 to take it wrights.

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Old 02-10-2011, 05:18 PM
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LOL, $15 is too much for my cheap blood. I'd take it to a shop for $10 and even then it's iffy.

Besides, the guys I ride with always talk crap about how fast we can do it. None of us are great, but we're not too bad either.
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after watching that .... man I feel stupid.... need a bead buddy...
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:10 PM
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No need to feel stupid, but yes the bead buddy rocks. I think rockymountain sells them for $10.
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Dropped my rear off yesterday,I have not changed a tire in ten years didn't feel like messin with it,but after seeing the vid posted think I might try it again.
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I did buy the bead buddy and that thing makes a huge difference. Worth the $12 for sure.
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That's the spirit
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What is it about the smell of a new tire? ....... WHOOOO HOOOOO now armed with Woody's advice I may actually attempt replacing it myself.
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Now we're talking!!!
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i've seen these tires hold up amazing or completly get trashed, seems like when they first came out they had some molding problems or something to where every outer knob would get ripped off, they seem to be holding up better for all my buddies now though, im still stuck on the Bridgestones (:
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