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Old 07-31-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
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That tire owes you NOTHING.
Remove it immediately.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:43 PM   #18
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I'd give it a shot and ride it to the tire shop. No way I would try riding the weekend on it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:46 PM   #19
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I'd give it a shot and ride it to the tire shop. No way I would try riding the weekend on it.
Ah hell! Get every last inch out of it! Miles=$.

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:53 PM   #20
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If you go fast enough , the tire will stay up after it loses pressure.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:57 PM   #21
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I'd give it a shot and ride it to the tire shop. No way I would try riding the weekend on it.
Wasn't hoping to ride this weekend on it, only to make to the weekend, and get it changed then. But I decided against.

After 66 miles to the tire shop, the spot in the photo didn't look much different, but there were more areas like it, though smaller ones. The old tire might have made the 210 miles required to deal with it later, but I'm happy to be riding on a new tire now.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:00 PM   #22
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I'm guessing you've never seen an unmounted motorcycle tire that's been worn down to the cords? It is shockingly thin compared to a car tire carcass.
I don't think I had ever inspected one closely before. I did today. The radials felt thin and flexy like motorcycle leathers. The bias ply tires felt pretty stout. My tire was thin but not like the ones showing cord.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:32 AM   #23
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66 miles to the shop? pucker-ride, why didnt you just take the wheel in?
my tires never make it that far gone, even on the cages.
there is no advantage to running a tire so long unless its the zombie apocalypse
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:31 AM   #24
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How much longer? No longer than it takes you get it to the shop to have a new one put on, and that better be just a few miles across town!
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:29 AM   #25
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Summer, 1977 I'm on my way home from California. I started in Kentucky with a slightly used K-81 that "Fonzie" had donated to the cause.
Anyway at a gas stop somewhere east of Reno I spotted a 1" long area of cord showing.The day before we had been running the sweepers coming over the Sierra Nevadas out of Sequoia at 80mph for miles and miles.
As the day dragged on across Nevada , I kept checking the tire and watching the cord spot grow.!", 2",3" 4" worried ? Yeah, but there's not much along the I-state in Nevada.Pre-cell phone days , we found a payphone with a Yellow pages and called all the bike shops along the route.
When we finally made it to one the guy inside said he was doing inventory, so grab the tire and out the door. $10 for a used round and black. And i tore into the wheel in the parking lot. luckily there was a gas station next door to borrow some air from.
My bike was a 900 Z1 with a Yosh pipe , so no center stand. I had to find some rocks and a board to get it off the ground.
Anyway ,I got it on without pinching the tube and we rode off to sleep at the Bonnieville Salt Flats.
The cord spot had grown to 9 or 10 inches by the time I got the new{used} tire on.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #26
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Wasn't hoping to ride this weekend on it, only to make to the weekend, and get it changed then. But I decided against.

After 66 miles to the tire shop, the spot in the photo didn't look much different, but there were more areas like it, though smaller ones. The old tire might have made the 210 miles required to deal with it later, but I'm happy to be riding on a new tire now.


Smart Move!

Two things I don't trust and that will leave you stranded are worn tires and a weak battery.

Carry on...............
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