Must be Vehicle Maintenance Month….

Let’s see, it started with me doing a simple oil change and minor service on the BMW.  It was followed by a slightly early 10k mile service on our Wide Glide.  Debbie’s little Honda S2000 threw the service light and was running a bit rough so it went in for minor service and ended up needing new engine mounts, a valve adjustment and an A/C service.  The Toyota Tundra also threw the maintenance light on our return trip from Pennsylvania two weekends back now so it is scheduled to go into Toyota tomorrow morning for a quick oil change.  After that, it’s over to Marietta Motorsports for a front tire install on the BMW’s front wheel.

410sZtIHvqL._SY300_In regard to the BMW’s front tire, it was always a question of when the front tire would need to be replaced.

A few months back I finally broke down and had a new rear tire installed on the BMW after the center strip had been pretty much worn smooth and the handling was about as bad as it could get.  At that time, the front was still OK… as they tend to last about 1.5 times as long as the rear tire.

While doing the deep cleaning on the BMW this past weekend I couldn’t help but notice that the front was hitting the wear mark bars and also had some pretty serious cupping.  I ordered up a new Michelin Road Pilot CT2 120/70R 17 on Sunday from Motorcycle Superstore and it was on my doorstep Wednesday afternoon.

So, tonight’s extracurricular activity was pulling the front brakes and front wheel off the BMW.  Yup, that front wheel isn’t exactly a quick-change unit and my Motolights added a bit of complexity to the process, more so tomorrow when I have to re-install and re-aim those suckers.


Oh the joy… I wonder what’s next?  Let’s hope that the service advisor at Toyota doesn’t have any surprises for me that equal Debbie’s broken engine mount!


About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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