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Post by mogu83 on Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:02 am

Dear Heloise,
I think something may be wrong with me.  My 1971 BMW has a good set of Metzler Lazertec tires on it, very little wear and they work perfectly.   Recently I was informed that Avon is making repros of their Speedmaster and Safety Miler tires that were the standard for the go fast guys 50+ years ago.  My BSAs were always shod with these tires.   Suddenly, with just a few quick clicks on Amazon I found myself with a set of these tires heading my way even though the tires on the bike are thousands of miles from needing replacement. I think I may be afflicted with the dreaded ' If you can't ride it - spend money on it syndrome'.

 Could there be something wrong with me, can I be cured ????

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Post by Mac on Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:07 am

Maybe a 12 step program?

Or try writing 100 times"I will not spend anymore money on motorcycles "
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Post by mogu83 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:49 pm

Those tires were here in one day from Amazon. Unbelievable.
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Post by egschade on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:50 am

Dear Mogu83,

You are, indeed, ill. You have been infected with the E-shopping virus. Combine this disease with you astute observation of having too much time to THINK about riding without actually being able to do so and the result is often a blown budget of impulsive purchases of items you want but don't actually need.

There are many instances of this infection happening in the northeast this year. Depending on the region and brand of motorcycle it has many names. In your case I would label it as 'farkleitis'.

The only known cures are to move to a warmer climate where year-round riding is possible or go cold turkey and delete your Amazon and other online shopping accounts.

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Heloise
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Post by mogu83 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:40 pm

But they are pretty -- Said the man going on fourscore years who is excited over a set of tires. If it rains for the Norton thing I'll be really upset.
Bad news is they have some kind of coating on them that I'm having a hell of a time getting off. Makes me wonder if the tires were sitting in the dark recesses of some warehouse since WW II. (kidding about WW II))
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Post by egschade on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:18 pm

mogu83 wrote: But they are pretty -- Said the man going on fourscore years who is excited over a set of tires.

Oh, I get it - Says the threescore gent who just bought a pair of Pirelli MT-60's for a new bike with under 400 miles because "they'll look cool and work better on dirt roads".

mogu83 wrote:  Makes me wonder if the tires were sitting in the dark recesses of some warehouse since WW II.

What does the date stamp say?

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