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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2004, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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From what I read on the msportbike website this morning, it looks like from now on if you want your tyres changed during an MSS race you have to remove the rims yourself instead of driving the bike into their pit.

Its probably not such a bad idea to do it yourself. I certainly don't mind if I could carry up a couple of stands, but without a car this isnt possible for me.

The next choice is to pay either Barry or Ah Hoi's guys to do it. I find both crews very helpful and supportive but to be frank they looked a bit maxed out during Round 2. It only takes a couple of their bikes suffering technical difficulties and its back of the queue for lone rangers like me.

I'm not sure if all this is final but just a headsup for those of us that ride the bikes up.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 06:32 AM
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Despite what I read in the thread, I never had any problems with the Pirelli guys screwing up my bike/s. And I heard that they'll still remove/replace your wheels for you, but with no guarantees. You pays your money...you makes your choice.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 09:37 AM
 
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Just make sure they bolt your front calipers on properly or Turn 1 could be exciting.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 07:04 PM
 
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2nd set of rims

After the qualifying in round 2 I assured myself that I would never use [email protected] tyres again. I think it was the student aspect coming out in me - trying to milk the tyres for every last lap.

I have now got a second set of rims which not only can I get tyred up pre MSS but I can chop and change the tyres on the rims for general practise, qualifying or race. Again getting them to the track may be tricky.

After a 4 hour wait during the MSS my front wheel did look like a bit of a flywheel with the amount of weight on it. I also don't think it is balanced properly since I found myself spieling shyte about the shaky front end, thought I was beginning to sound like Boycie!!!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 08:14 PM
 
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I'm trying to get a front paddock stand so I can do the rim-removal myself, however, haven't been able to find one yet.

Anyone know where there's one available?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 08:40 PM
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Re: 2nd set of rims

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I have now got a second set of rims which not only can I get tyred up pre MSS but I can chop and change the tyres on the rims for general practise, qualifying or race. Again getting them to the track may be tricky.
Thought you'd bought yourself some transport??!!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 09:21 PM
 
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If you want eitther Barry or Ah Hoi to change the tyres for you, I'm sure it won't be a problem as long as you give plenty of notice so that they can plan and allocate resources. Turning up on the day and expecting them to do it there and then will create a problem, because they will not have planned for it.

Alternatively, you might still be able to get Pirelli guys to do it under your supervision. Either way I would suggest you supervise the whole process because no one will be responsible for your bike.
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