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    Liability Release

    I just bought a tire changer and did my first tire today for my brother. I know sooner or later, someone I don't know real well is going to want me to put a tire on. He leaves my shop and does not make the first curve because he wants to drag the pegs and then everybody looks at me. Is it a good idea to have them to sign some type of a liability release form or is it worth the paper it is written on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kskraye View Post
    I just bought a tire changer and did my first tire today for my brother. I know sooner or later, someone I don't know real well is going to want me to put a tire on. He leaves my shop and does not make the first curve because he wants to drag the pegs and then everybody looks at me. Is it a good idea to have them to sign some type of a liability release form or is it worth the paper it is written on.
    Just say no, if it worries you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Just say no, if it worries you.

    Yup

    Changing tires is not that easy or fun. I reserve my skinned knuckles for good friends that I'm not concerned with in regards to a potential law suit. Come to think of it, the friend I change tires for is Dbrick, a retired attorney, I better be careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Yup

    Changing tires is not that easy or fun. I reserve my skinned knuckles for good friends that I'm not concerned with in regards to a potential law suit. Come to think of it, the friend I change tires for is Dbrick, a retired attorney, I better be careful
    No reason to be -- (as an attorney I can say) he probably doesn't see your pockets being deep enough to make it worth his while! Besides, even attorneys need a friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    No reason to be -- (as an attorney I can say) he probably doesn't see your pockets being deep enough to make it worth his while! Besides, even attorneys need a friend

    I like your thinking

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    I regularly change tires for friends and do some basic maintenance for some mechanically challenged folks as well. I never accept payment and tell them my work is warranted until they start the engine. I know there is always some risk, but it is a risk I accept. Almost always they are present when the work is preformed and help to some degree. If anything goes awry it will be due to their actions. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    as an attorney
    Why is it?........The biker guys get the tattooed women in minimal attire.......We get the lawyers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Why is it?........The biker guys get the tattooed women in minimal attire.......We get the lawyers?
    You say that like we didn't get the better end of the deal ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mneblett View Post
    You say that like we didn't get the better end of the deal ...
    Getting socks for Christmas is a bit more appealing......
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    Tire repairs

    In this part of the country (South Florida) no one in the tire business or motorcycle business will plug a motorcycle tire, no matter what. I believe tire plugging done properly where the plug is inserted from inside the tire to the outside to be safe, after all if it holds up on a 5000 lb + vehicle for thousands of miles why won't it work on a motorcycle? The reason is, lawyers. Lawyers have every one scared to death, plugs installed from the out side may fail and/or leak, I consider this type as a temporary get me home type of repair. On the other hand where the tire is removed from the wheel, properly cleaned and plugged from the inside will last the life of the tire. However rather than take a chance cycle shops would rather sell tires than plugs and avoid law suites.
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    Caution

    Had a chat with a local last week. He removed, patched and reinstalled a tire on a pickup of his using professional equipment. Just as he was getting the fourth bolt on, the tire exploded in his face. He was lucky not to lose the eye.

    His teenage son had wanted to reinstall the tire, but he waved the kid off of the job. Probably a good thing.

    That said, I don't think I will ever consider mounting my own tires.

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    [QUOTE=arthurdent;998656]Had a chat with a local last week. He removed, patched and reinstalled a tire on a pickup of his using professional equipment. Just as he was getting the fourth bolt on, the tire exploded in his face. He was lucky not to lose the eye.

    His teenage son had wanted to reinstall the tire, but he waved the kid off of the job. Probably a good thing.

    That said, I don't think I will ever consider mounting my own tires.[/QUOTE



    Too little information here to comment on, serviceable tires just don't explode......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    serviceable tires just don't explode......
    I have to agree with you on that. Especially, if the tires are inflated to recommended pressures.

    Now, if the bead was "seated" at some ridiculous pressure or the sidewall was damaged, that's a different matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Why is it?........The biker guys get the tattooed women in minimal attire.......We get the lawyers?
    I know a couple of Hot female lawyers.
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