i've been wanting to learn how to replace tires myself, with expert guidance from my father-in-law. but timing just didn't work out this time. i'll plan better and definitely next time.
i took the bike to d and q motorsports in angier. they do excellent work at fantastic prices!!
they also have several bikes sitting in the showroom. not sure if they're customer bikes or for sale. i should have found out if any of them were for sale. here's a cool royal enfield.
work was completed and off i went - taking caution for the first fifty miles, of course. if you're need bike work and are in the area, check out d and q.