seriously, make sure the rim is clean and smooth, the tire is hot and the wheel is cold, if you go to a bike shop to have it mounted, tell them it is for a trike, lots won't do it for a bike but will for a trike
Thank your for all the input. I have about 1,500 miles left on my rear City Grip. I'll burn through it before I mount the achilles. The car tire cost $35.00. I picked up a static balancer today for $32.00. It's looking like $67.00 will get me 15 to 20k on the rear. A new City Grip 2 sells for $97.00. I am on my 3rd rear tire. They have all been toast by 7,000.
I've run some 35,000Km on Achilles on my Yamaha Majesty. Replaced it just because it was old. I liked it a lot because it was a winter tire and had a symmetrical thread pattern. Can't be able to find it any more, especially not delivered to Canada.
What is the size of yours and where did you buy it?
Sorry the delay in reply. I didn't realize this post was active. I made an offer of $35 on Ebay for ACHILLES 122 155 70 13 75T MAF157013. It was accepted. It is not a symmetrical tread design. That doesn't bother me too much. I've been mounting my own tires for the last 8 years. I've done a number of car tires for myself as well. I have some tricks for sitting the bead. Once I mount it, I'll post an upate with pictures. I've worked on a number of Majesty 400s over the years, a great scooter. When I was looking to go bigger, I would have took either. It just happens that a good deal came along on the Burgman first. I did a belt an rollers on a Majesty a while back that had 15,000 miles on it. The pulley faces all still looked new. can't say the same about the Burgman 400s I've worked on with the same miles. I haven't heard much about clutch shudder problems on the majesty either. Achilles MAF157013 for sale online | eBay
Thanks for the details, much appreciated. Please let us know how it turns out.
As for mounting, I cleaned the rims with kerosene and then polished the tire mating surface with a buffing wheel. My mechanic commented that the tire went on as easily as the motorcycle one.
Majesty served me very well - I toured on it quite a bit and found it equally comfortable on the highway and on unpaved roads. However, it was a little too maintenance intensive and not powerful enough for two-up riding. Burgman is a class above in almost every respect, although I still find Majesty more planted at highway speeds for some reason.
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