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Events / N WV PARTY THE 21ST OF OCT.
« Last post by RAIN MAKER on October 14, 2017, 07:54:43 AM »
N WV PARTY THE 21ST OF OCT.
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Events / BOTW MC - Kanawha Valley Chapter - Poker Run - 10/07/2017
« Last post by Bassman on September 26, 2017, 10:34:55 PM »
See Flier.
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Tech Talk / Re: Aluminum Wheels
« Last post by charles on September 13, 2017, 11:54:46 AM »
I cleaned an waxed the front wheel the same . I reused the front tire ,the white corrosion on the tire beads HAS TO BE REMOVED even on the sides where it sets aginst the outside edge of the wheel . It wont wash off ,washing only makes it disapear (scrape it with a knife blade afterwards you'll see) the pot scratcher would not bring it off, wire brush wouldnt bring it all off . I used my knife blade scrapeing side to side (with the beads) not across the beads(yes it was a pain) knife at a 90 degree angle and the knife point at times to clean the corrosion off the tire beads .JUST MAKE SURE YOU DONT DAMAGE THE RUBBER so the tire will seal when you air it up ,I scraped the corrosion and stain both off the tire beads then washed the whole tire with a rag an water only to get all the dust an grit off an dried with a rag .I did wet a rag with armor all (rubbed it into the rag) and just wetted the tire beads(tire beads ONLY, wheels were waxed) with it and immidately wiped it all off with a clean rag,then wetted the tire beads an wheel with PLAIN WATER useing a wet shop towel ,water in the tire out of balance. You guys know about the painted dot at the valve (no dot mark before removeing if reuseing tire) rotation direction and the bottom tire bead will go on with a little effort without tire tools ,I did the inside of the tire edge at the TOP bead the same with the armor all as above ,wet with water also ,went on easier than the back tire . I have to keep black tapeing my tire tools it cuts threw the tape often ,I remove and mount the tires on the kick stand side of the wheels ,if you happen to mess up its not near as noticeable . I use a car tire, man power, bead braker from harbor freight ,have to use a little blocking (rotors an hubs) make sure its under the tire/wheel an NOT THE ROTOR ,best to use a solid piece of wood the right spaceing at the braker, a piece of rubber with a rag over it aginst the bottom of the wheel at the braker,watch the handle it packs a punch...........Agin you guys decide for your selves ,if I  find some thing SPECIFICALLY for aluminum wheels  in the future ,I may use it ,but ,for now.......
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Tech Talk / Re: Aluminum Wheels
« Last post by charles on September 06, 2017, 10:14:25 AM »
 The rest of story ,I used a kitchen pot scratcher (not a chore boy,it was stainless,smother an wound coils of wire wadded together type of pad worked well and fast) to clean the wheel beads (0000 steel wool wasnt abrasive enough) then I used mothers aluminum wheel polish to finish cleaning the wheel beads . DONT make the mistake of not replaceing ( CLEANING ) the air valve the short rubber ones are ( TR412 ) there 7/8" to 1 inch long ,had to go to a tire shop, parts stores didnt have them close by,and longer valves(keep flexing from the wind) can unbalence the wheel especially metal valves . I tried the armor all ,slick as a gut, but, some thing about that worried me,so ,I took it back off (may work fine I dont know) and cleaned the tire and wheel several times(new shop towels each time) with 91% rubbing alchol (rite aid) then I used meguires gold + paste wax on the wheel beads,rubed it in good and wiped it off and used plain water on a shop towel out of a water bottle to wet the wheel an tire (water inside the tire>out of balence) if you keep BOTH tire beads up in the center of the wheel grove it will go right on . I used 2 plastic milk krates,1 aginst the wall the other aginst it,with an old blanket folded 3-4 times for padding and the rotor setting down IN the outer milk krate (any pushing toward the wall) ,I used a piece of wood long enough to have to raise the (outer tire edge at your legs)  tire a couple inches to get it under the tire only,you can push down on the wheel edge then an help get the bottom tire bead up in the center of the wheel as your putting the tire on . I guess we will find out later on ,anyway thats what I did,you guys decide for your self , but ,useing soap an water on aluminum wheels is a mistake that can cost you in more ways than 1.....
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Tech Talk / Aluminum Wheels
« Last post by charles on September 01, 2017, 10:56:30 AM »
Most people changeing there own tires use soapy water to remove an mount new tires = MISTAKE >IT ruins your wheel ,(air leaks)corrosion and pits into the wheel (there is a black colored tire bead sealent you put around both wheel beads before airing up the tire if its not pited to deep) ! Some use oil,grease ect...Can cause the tire to SLIP on the wheel ,stoping,ect.... Even car,truck,ect... aluminum wheels same problem . This ad recomends useing (STP son-of-a-gun) or (Armor-all protectant) to remove an mount new tires . > (http://   www.   motor cycle    classics    .    com/Blogs/Richard/An-Easy-Way-To-Ruin-Your-Tires) Copy an paste then back space the link back together. Just got my bike built,rolling the rear tire valve down to check the air before removeing the jack,noticed a small cut in the center of the tire in the bottom of the tread grove an deep ,cant run that,had to get a tire,glad I found that >WHEEL BEADS CORROSION the tire was flat ,now Ill have to tear the front tire down also.....or buy a wheel later.......
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BOTW MC General Discussion (Public) / Re: SERVICES FOR NUB , JAMES MEAD .
« Last post by RAIN MAKER on August 27, 2017, 08:42:09 AM »
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO OUR BROTHER  "NUB"
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BOTW MC General Discussion (Public) / SERVICES FOR NUB , JAMES MEAD .
« Last post by RAIN MAKER on August 21, 2017, 06:09:03 AM »
SERVICES FOR "NUB" JAMES MEAD
 Thurs2-4 / 7-9 FOR VISITATION
 11am Friday FOR FINAL SERVICES AT
 ALTMEYER FUNERAL HOME
 118 Grant Ave, Moundsville
 FOOD AND GATHERING WILL BE AT THE VFW AFTER SERVICES IN MOUNDSVILLE WV 26041
 There will be a cremation of body.
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BOTW MC General Discussion (Public) / Re: Robert Lee "Lovey" Gates Passed Away
« Last post by Bud on August 17, 2017, 07:53:30 PM »
Afterwards we are going to the VFW in Elkins for a little reception.
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BOTW MC General Discussion (Public) / Robert Lee "Lovey" Gates Passed Away
« Last post by Bassman on August 17, 2017, 06:44:57 PM »
Robert Lee "Lovey" Gates, 60, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at home.
He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.

Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home Saturday, August 19, 2017
from 11AM-1PM. Lovey's request for cremation will then be honored.

Randolph Funeral Home
100 Meadow Lane
Valley Bend, West Virginia 26293

http://www.therandolphfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Robert-Lee-Lovey-Gates?obId=2488650#/obituaryInfo
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BOTW MC General Discussion (Public) / Re: 4x4 passed
« Last post by RAIN MAKER on August 13, 2017, 07:05:44 AM »
R.I.P. BROTHER .
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