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Old 04-25-2014, 10:28 AM   #31
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:30 AM   #32
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:55 PM   #33
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Picked up a broken off 2" piece of a chainsaw file a few months back. I'd ask what sort of moron throws such a thing away but it probably fell out of a truck bed.

Fortunately was carrying a spare tube because it went in at an angle and ripped the old one.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:06 PM   #34
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I've got an F800S with the tire pressure sensor. Thought it was a silly gadget.

Then one day I was riding fast in heavy Dallas traffic in left lane and noticed the pressure going down fast on the rear. Was able to merge over to right shoulder before handling got wonky.

Big old hypodermic needle like a vet would use stuck in tire.

I'm a believer in those sensors now. I routinely leave it on that setting. Great peace of mind.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:35 PM   #35
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I've had one tire since the early 80's get screwed or nailed (for that matter) It, of course, was brand new. I didn't bother trying to plug it. It's not worth the worry. Just pony up another $180+/- bucks and move on.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:53 AM   #36
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I've had one tire since the early 80's get screwed or nailed (for that matter) It, of course, was brand new. I didn't bother trying to plug it. It's not worth the worry. Just pony up another $180+/- bucks and move on.

If it happens once every 30 years like in your case I agree.

If it happens every time you get a new tire, like in my case then I disagree.

There is a lot of new construction around here, a lot of roofs, and re-roofs after hailstorms, and roofers and contractors that quite frankly don't give a shit what falls off the back of their flatbed truck.
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:49 AM   #37
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I've been screwed by a bolt before, no offense to Yamaha.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:19 AM   #38
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If it happens once every 30 years like in your case I agree.

If it happens every time you get a new tire, like in my case then I disagree.

There is a lot of new construction around here, a lot of roofs, and re-roofs after hailstorms, and roofers and contractors that quite frankly don't give a shit what falls off the back of their flatbed truck.
I go through tires pretty fast anyway so it's not a big deal... If I just tooled around on my bike, I might inclined to do that but I ride 30 miles of twisties (which I ride pretty fast) every day on my commute. There is no way that I'd be comfortable on a plugged tire. I'd rather spend the money on a new tire.
Next time I get "screwed" I'd be happy to send the offending tire to you to finish wearing out. Assuming you can use a 190/50-ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power...
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:04 PM   #39
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I go through tires pretty fast anyway so it's not a big deal... If I just tooled around on my bike, I might inclined to do that but I ride 30 miles of twisties (which I ride pretty fast) every day on my commute. There is no way that I'd be comfortable on a plugged tire. I'd rather spend the money on a new tire.
Next time I get "screwed" I'd be happy to send the offending tire to you to finish wearing out. Assuming you can use a 190/50-ZR-17 Michelin Pilot Power...
Thanks, but no thanks my Wee uses a 150 on the rear.

Must be nice riding twisties to work, instead of freeways. Hell, I would actually look forward to going to work.

Err on second thought I may not make it to work.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:45 PM   #40
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Know a high mileage Harley guy who got a puncture and plugged it with a screw...got him home to fix it properly.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #41
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Thanks, but no thanks my Wee uses a 150 on the rear.

Must be nice riding twisties to work, instead of freeways. Hell, I would actually look forward to going to work.

Err on second thought I may not make it to work.
Obviously you need something with some more horse power. It is nice to have the twisties on the commute. Gives me something to look forward to on the way home. In the morning I usually take it pretty easy because of dear, pigs and migrant farmworkers on the road. None of them are very observant of traffic coming the other way.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:02 AM   #42
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It seems to happen to me or one of the kids once a year. We just plug with sticky rope and ride on till the tire wears out.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:59 AM   #43
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Worse time was when the tire only had 400 miles on it :(
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:16 PM   #44
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I had a nice size bolt about a month ago.
Had it patched at a nearby car repair shop.
Seems fine so far !
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:44 PM   #45
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There is no way that I'd be comfortable on a plugged tire. I'd rather spend the money on a new tire.
I agree, the OP did the right thing replacing the tire at the earliest opportunity. Emergency plugs are just that, and putting the cost of a professional repair toward a new tire is money better spent.

Regarding how often do you pick up screws. At one stage I was getting one about every week on my commuter bike. Luckily most of them didn't penetrate the tube. Why so many, I reckon its because of travelling along the shoulder of roads in peak-hour traffic and this is where all the junk end up.
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