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I have my tires mounted and balance at a local dealer off the scooter, should I take off the tone ring before having the tires mounted? Just in case the dealer accidentally bends it?

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Without question remove it. I changed my own tire and removed the ring just in case. The whole job of removal and re- install is about 3 min.
 

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It's a matter of personal preference and how much you trust the dealer. I've had 13 rear tires mounted on my Exec now by my local dealer. I've never taken the tone ring off and they have never bent it.
 

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Buffalo said:
It's a matter of personal preference and how much you trust the dealer. I've had 13 rear tires mounted on my Exec now by my local dealer. I've never taken the tone ring off and they have never bent it.
Like said, trust matters. If the dealer works on most modern bikes with ABS, leave it on. But if you take it to "Willie's Harley speed shop and Tattoo Parlor" take it off.

Craig, you'd be about 2/3's thru your 3rd Darkside tire by now. :twisted: Bridgestone should send you a free set as a loyal customer.
 

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Like said if your concerned just a quick job to take it off and you won't have to worry about it. All mine are regular model 650's so I do not have the tone ring.

I've been changing my own tires where I work and then take it over to the m/c shop to have them balanced, I just have to remember to bring a 4x4 to space the brake rotor away from the tire machine when breaking the beads.
 

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Dave_J said:
Craig, you'd be about 2/3's thru your 3rd Darkside tire by now. :twisted: Bridgestone should send you a free set as a loyal customer.
Only two of those 13 have been Bridgestones so they would not be the ones sending a free set. My rear tire of choice is the Michelin Pilot Sport. 9 of those 13 have been Michelins. And no I have no desire to run a darkside tire no matter how long it last. My one experience with those told me it is not the tire for my style of riding. YMMV
 
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