Why is it that it’s always the mechanics ride that’s always screwed up?
I thought these things had “wear indicators” on them. Well I looked and I can’t find them. The indicator alarm never went off either. Damn defective tires!
New tire. Mfg. by Shinko. I was told they are part of the Yokohama tire co. I wasn’t sure about the tread design, but the guy that sold it to me said I would like it. Hell, I’m a “dumb mechanic” so why not. I like to try new things. Well, he was right. That tire stops, hugs, corners and tracks like a dream. Exact same specs as the Dunlop. The best part, mounted and spin balanced, out the door: $139.31. If I get 6 to10, 000 miles out of it, I’m happy.
Enough about the dumb mechanic and his tire. The real story is getting the tire. A friend told me about this guy several months ago. I’m in need of a tire on the cheap so I call. First thing is he says sure he’ll come in at 9 AM Sunday. I meet George at his shop (right behind his house) first thing he says is lets put the coffee on. Looking around his shop, he’s got a real good inventory at real good prices. George is 75 years old (doesn’t look a day over 60). He came out of retirement 6 years ago and opened his shop because “retirement sucks”. He is one of the nicest folks I’ve ever met. He has two lifts and a set of tools just for customers that want to do their own work. He rides a Dyna and a Glide. His wife has her own bike. So if anyone is ever in the Monterey Bay, CA area and needs a tire, this is the guy to call. His bike trailer stays hooked to the truck at all times. One note: If you go to George Henry for tire work, don’t be in a hurry. Be prepared to sit and BS a while. George has a lifetime of stories, and the guys a real Brother.
52 Years On Two Wheels
1 month ago