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post #1 of 56 Old 08-17-2014, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Road Trip Tire Co-op

I've read numerous posts from riders planning long trips concerned about having to replace tires or whether or not tires will last. There are many of us that have tire changers. I, and I'd bet many others, would be willing to coordinate having a set of tires ready for travelers passing through the area. I'm in northern VA, about 40 miles east of the start of Skyline Drive, and am willing to coordinate to assist. You could have new tires shipped to my location and we could set-up a date/time to mount/balance....
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Same here in San Diego.
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I think that is a great service! I for one would be willing to take advantage of a service like that!

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Hate to say the word, LIABILITY, changing your own tires is one thing. Changing someone else's tires could open yourself up to a big can of worms
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Great idea Gunnert!

I have a tire changer (thanks for the assist Texanwest Jim!) and tire balancer. I live about 10 minutes off I35 and about 20-30 minutes off I70 in the Kansas City area. My house is easy to get to from either interstate. I've helped my brother and Texanwest Jim in the past and would be glad to help anyone planning a trip and looking to coordinate a tire change at my house.

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I'm just north of Prescott, AZ and can change and balance tires also. I'm listed in the Anonymous book as having tools and willing to help out.


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Central IL (halfway between Chicago and St. Louis ) - nomar and happy to help.

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Hate to say the word, LIABILITY, changing your own tires is one thing. Changing someone else's tires could open yourself up to a big can of worms
Been doing it for 6 years & over 150 sets of tires with no problems. I've changes a few for travelers too.

Austin Tx has a changer & most of the time I have new & used tires That can be used.

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post #9 of 56 Old 08-18-2014, 10:08 PM
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Southcoast Mass here, tire changer and balancer available. Full service garage here actually. PM me,,, more than happy to help.

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I always have an extra pair of tires in the garage so they are there when I need them. If someone is passing through the Kansas City area and needs tires your welcome to them. All that I would ask is that you replace them with the same and have them shipped to my house. Their cheaper than buying from the dealer but local KTM or BMW dealers will mount them for you no problem.
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