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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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what would you do?

I got a nail in my rear tire, it went right under the surface, you can actualy feel it when you touch the tire. It didn't make a hole in a tire, I pulled the nail out and the air stayed. I know that paying $100.00 or so for a new tire isn't bad for the peace of mind and I'm probably going to buy a new one anyways.
I just would like to know what would you do ride it and hope for the best or just go and buy new one.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 11:32 AM
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I probably wouldnt sweat it. It sounds like the tire is structurally sound if the nail didnt go through the cords and is not leaking air?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 11:54 AM
 
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Maybe you could have a shop check it out? If it did mess with the structural integrity of the tire then you definatly dont want to be riding on it.
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when you replace it I'll take that one off your hands!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 12:35 PM
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My personal opinion on tires on a motorcycle is... if there's ANYTHING wrong with it, replace it. The risk isn't worth it. In a car, I'd drive on some pretty crappy tires, repair anything smaller than a hamster sized hole, and just not worry about it. But... if my care tire blows, I'm not going to be tossed through the air at 70mph traffic.
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How many miles are on the tire? How deep is the tread? If reasonably low mileage and the tread is pretty deep I would say use the tire, but somehow watch that spot when the miles start to rack up?


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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I have about 7.5k miles and the thread is still pretty deep.
I think I'm just gonna replace it anyways.
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