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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Scooby View Post
Thanks to everyone for the responses. Was also curious about whether steering or wheel bearings might be a consideration.

Always check both when replacing the front tire. I leave well enough alone if they check good.

From the Iron Butt guys, always complete ALL work a few weeks in advance of the "real" trip. Take several short shakedown rides, preferably loaded like you planned for the big trip. Hopefully, any items missed or not exactly right can be caught and corrected with time to spare.

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