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PostSubject: Peaches gets new shoes   Peaches gets new shoes I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 09, 2013 7:40 pm

My daughter has a Metropolitan and it was time (4000 miles) for some basic service and a set of tires.

Todays work area -

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Pulled the rear tire -

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Went ahead and removed the exhaust and one rear fender bolt - here is the rear fender bolt - makes pulling the rear wheel easier.

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And here is where the exhaust mounts to the motor itself - you do not have to remove the nuts, just loosen them a lot. Again, this was done prior to rear wheel removal.

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4000 miles, rear brakes look good -
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Looks can be - well, let's see:

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Specification for minimum thickness is 1mm - they' fine!

When I mounted the tires, I remove the valve core. Here is the tool I use, and it is also a torque wrench to assure they are not reinstalled too tight -
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Here is my bead breaker - works awesome!

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Yes, it says "Made in America" on it!

Used a jack to lift the scooter so the front tire could be removed

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Front tire installed -

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Old front and rear tire -

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The old rear weighed 3 lbs 13 ounces - Old front was 4 lbs 4 ounces

New tires weighed 4 lbs 13 ounces

Replace the air filter - inside of the housing was clean and not a lot of oil.
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New and Old filter

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If you hold the old one up to a light, you can see through it easily, it probably still had a lot of life in it.

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Replaced the spark plug -

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Now I want to wait for a nice day to test ride it - then take it back to its owner as quickly as possible!
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