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    Dunlop Mutant
    on: 30 October, 2023, 12:23:23 pm
    30 October, 2023, 12:23:23 pm
    Last friday night was a nightmare. We changed the tyres on the Tiger, it took hours, a lot of swearing and about all our resolve to get the job done.

    But finally, they're on:



    Have made about 40 km since, not much to say about them. They look fabulous, are supposed to ride excellent, really looking forward to testing. Meanwhile, we found out all brake pads need to be swapped as well. Gotta love this money pit.

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    Re: Dunlop Mutant
    Reply #1 on: 02 November, 2023, 05:53:27 pm
    02 November, 2023, 05:53:27 pm
    Oh don't you just love changing the brake pads on that caliper underneath the rear wheel!  :015:

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    Re: Dunlop Mutant
    Reply #2 on: 02 November, 2023, 10:12:58 pm
    02 November, 2023, 10:12:58 pm
    *Originally Posted by Brinkmeister [+]
    Last friday night was a nightmare. We changed the tyres on the Tiger, it took hours, a lot of swearing and about all our resolve to get the job done.

    Well done  :028:

    But that's why 60 per hour for someone else to do it, which is great value   :152:

    Sure I do a lot of straight forward jobs myself for the sheer enjoyment factor. However self harm / torturous jobs are well beyond my patience levels theses days  :031:
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    Re: Dunlop Mutant
    Reply #3 on: 03 November, 2023, 07:10:50 am
    03 November, 2023, 07:10:50 am
    *Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
    Oh don't you just love changing the brake pads on that caliper underneath the rear wheel!  :015:

    I can't remember if it was much of an issue last time we did it on the Speed Triple. But I'm blessed with a mate who's an excellent mechanic, if I keep supplying him with beer, he does most of the heavy lifting. That being said, I intend to look into changing the brake pads myself.

    *Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
    Well done  :028:

    But that's why 60 per hour for someone else to do it, which is great value   :152:

    Sure I do a lot of straight forward jobs myself for the sheer enjoyment factor. However self harm / torturous jobs are well beyond my patience levels theses days  :031:

    Yeah, we were not in a happy place last friday night. Next time, we're using the machines at the dealership my mate works, or I'm paying someone to do it.

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    Re: Dunlop Mutant
    Reply #4 on: 03 November, 2023, 02:31:05 pm
    03 November, 2023, 02:31:05 pm
    My MOT tester fits my tyres, 15/wheel ride in/out, whether he orders them or I do. Not worth feckin with.

    I remove back wheel for access to pads & regular clean-up of the caliper, thanks to its daft location it needs tlc every 3k miles.
    Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.

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    Re: Dunlop Mutant
    Reply #5 on: 03 November, 2023, 03:02:36 pm
    03 November, 2023, 03:02:36 pm
    Had to drop something off at work to day, so did a short commute on the Mutants. Feels pretty good, and I suddenly realized that back in the '90s, new front tyres always meant a real difference I needed to gt used to. Nowadays, they work instantly with the same confidence as the old tyres.

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    Re: Dunlop Mutant
    Reply #6 on: 03 November, 2023, 03:54:42 pm
    03 November, 2023, 03:54:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
    Oh don't you just love changing the brake pads on that caliper underneath the rear wheel!  :015:

    I stopped using the rear brake.  :001: It is just no fun to change it  :745: