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Dear v8capt,
Just a quick note to tell you I received the GL1800 rear wheel and tire
from UPS today.
The UPS driver looked at me sort of funny when he delivered that wheel.
He mumbled something about voodoo and possessed and drove off kind of fast.
Must be the holiday rush getting to him.
Thanks,
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,
Just a quick follow-up on that 1800 wheel/tire I got from you.
A funny thing happened when I took the wheel out of the box.
It rolled down the driveway and I had a heck of a time catching it.
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,
Here's a laugh for you Bob,
When I opened the shop door today, the wheel I got from you rolled
out and I had to chase it down the driveway again.
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,
I didn't get much sleep last night as I kept hearing this bumping
sound coming from the shop. I finally went to the shop and when I turned
on the light, there was the wheel I got from you bumping repeatedly against
the shop door.
I guess I should have been a little suspicious what with the way that
UPS driver was acting when he delivered the wheel.
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,
Having a little trouble typing as my fingers got pretty cold when I had
to jump on the Wing and chase down that wheel of yours again this morning.
Once again it took off down the driveway
(and made a strange turn towards the South)
and it was fortunate that I have the Burnt Orange Metallic (fastest) color
and was able to run it down.
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,
I believe I may have determined the problem with the wayward wheel.
As you are in Florida (which is a disgustingly warm state) I believe the
tire is not responding well to having been displaced to the northern
climate while the natural tendency of things this time of the year
is to migrate south for the winter.
I had no idea that Dunlops had such a strong Homing instinct.
I will snuggle the tire up real close to the current rear wheel on the Wing
and see if I can train it to accept it's new home.
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,
The situation is becoming critical, as I am starting to see significant
wear in the tread of the tire and the smell of burning rubber in the shop
is starting to give me headaches. It is also very difficult to scrub
the burnt rubber marks off the floor every morning.
I wander where all the horsepower is coming form that is required
for this wheel to spin so much. It's almost like it gets it's power
right out of the air.
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,
I ran across a relatively long thread on the forum discussing the
attributes, effects and proper procedures when dealing with various
types of air in the tires.
It was started by Canyon Dancer and at first I didn't give it much
thought until it was given credence by a posting from Hal,
our illustrious Forum provider, and distributor of all wonderful
and desirable GL1800 things. (All members say Amen!)
After reading the large number of highly technical,
well thought out, factual, proven and just plain sensible posts
from our forum members, I developed a plan to deal with the obstinate
wheel. I hope to have solved the problem when I contact you again.
DC
 

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Dear v8capt,

Even though it's winter here,
and the trees are bare.
The wind is blowing,
and there's snow in the air.

I'm now one of the happy folk.
The shop free of tire smoke.
I get a full nights sleep once more.
There's no more burn marks in the floor.

The wheel rests quietly
on a peg on the wall.
It doesn't struggle nightly
to answer that migration call.

The problem wasn't your fault
And I have to be fair
It all went away
When I just changed the air.

DC
 

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Put down the egg nog and back away from the computer.....
 

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Either take your meds or quit drinking that Miami River water! :beer8:

Does everyone in your area have these problems? LOL... Any nuclear power plants close by you can blame it on?

Hey... were you the DC from Eaton? or G'town, or wherever?
 

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This guy is a poet and doesn't know it I bet his feet are Longfellows. :? I know that was corny. :lol:
 

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Nice Post, Gonna be mid 70's here today!
 

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I just left a group of SW Ohio riders at Wendys on 128 in Miamitown. I did not see him there, and none of the riders there seemed to be into the "nog". Only wish I could have ridden with them instead of heading on to work (4 letter word). We all avoid the water from the Great Miami River, it does flow south from Fernald, as does the Miami Whitewater River. I guess just riding over them on the bridges could be detrimental to your mental health.
Any way, I think he solved his tire problem by putting in the correct proportions of N/S, E/W winter/summer, high altitude/low altitude air. :wink:
 

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you need to change the air to yankey air then it will feel right at home it still has bad southren air in it !!!!
 

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Toyo said:
I gotta meet this guy!

I couldn't figure him out either..Until I looked at DC's profile and saw he worked as an engineer. :wink:


Now thats GOOD entertainment. :D :D


later..Randy
 
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