Rear ContiMotion Tire May Lose Air


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Rear ContiMotion Tire May Lose Air

Postby cbx4evr » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:16 pm





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Re: Rear ContiMotion Tire May Lose Air

Postby thboyd29 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks for the heads up. Haven't got a recall notice yet, but I do have one of the recalled tires. Had about 4500 miles on it with no apparent problem, but began the return process anyway. From talking to the rep, it sounds like Conti might be discontinuing this particular type/size, which is too bad.
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Postby thboyd29 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:20 pm

Follow up - Tire returned, check received, new Metz bought/mounted. No muss, no fuss.
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Re: Rear ContiMotion Tire May Lose Air

Postby redial » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:38 pm

Tell me, when they mounted the replacement tyre, did they clean the rim of the wheel? Some tyre workers do not bother, and can cause leaks later on. Too often it is "Fast and furious" to get the tyre on, no checks (not the money type), and out the door so that they can get back to reading the latest HD mag.

If it was the back wheel, did they lube the drive gear?
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Re: Rear ContiMotion Tire May Lose Air

Postby thboyd29 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:52 am

redial wrote:Tell me, when they mounted the replacement tyre, did they clean the rim of the wheel? Some tyre workers do not bother, and can cause leaks later on. Too often it is "Fast and furious" to get the tyre on, no checks (not the money type), and out the door so that they can get back to reading the latest HD mag.

If it was the back wheel, did they lube the drive gear?


Well, my usual practice is to R&R the wheels myself and take them to an independent bike & machine shop which I trust. Over 20 years with that *person* (not shop, person), with zero problems. He'll fix/modify just about anything you bring to him, but he doesn't like to disassemble/reassemble bikes, so if you need a caliper or an engine rebuilt, you bring him the caliper or the engine.

As for lubing the drive gear? Well, an 1800's rear wheel R&R is not unlike a car's wheel - you remove a set of lug nuts, pull the wheel free, and let it drop down. The rear wheel itself contains no bearings, splines, or anything else that would require lubrication. The back side of the final drive from whence the wheel came is a machined-flat surface with five lug bolts protruding. Lubricating anything in the final drive on an 1800 (other than changing the final drive oil) would involve R&R and disassembly of the final drive itself, and as far as I know (I haven't double-checked the manual before writing this), Honda calls for no such maintenance. So I don't do it. At 150,000 miles and counting over the 12 years I've owned it, so far so good.

On the other hand, when I R&R the rear wheel of the 1100, that's a whole different story, but that's beyond the scope of this thread.


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