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Old 12-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #6526
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Tiny little bastard.



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Old 12-21-2011, 06:08 PM   #6527
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Fantastic! Now you can get rid of those tractor tires and spoon on some dual compound donuts. "But dear, I had to. No way is it safe to ride on that damaged tire".

Or not...

Keep it under 130mph and you'll probably be okay.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:10 PM   #6528
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I love those tires. Won't run anything on my 950 other than.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:30 PM   #6529
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I bought a replacement rear from rocky mountain ATV, for $133 which was $20 lower than the shop I was on the phone with would go (even though they'll "beat any price")their tire was still $20 more. And the rocky mnt tire shipped an hour after I ordered!

Then a buddy said, why don't ya just patch the tire?

Anyone done that? Makes me nervouse, but would be a hell of a lot cheaper....
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:07 AM   #6530
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I bought a replacement rear from rocky mountain ATV, for $133 which was $20 lower than the shop I was on the phone with would go (even though they'll "beat any price")their tire was still $20 more. And the rocky mnt tire shipped an hour after I ordered!

Then a buddy said, why don't ya just patch the tire?

Anyone done that? Makes me nervouse, but would be a hell of a lot cheaper....
I have applied them many times to the inside of a tubeless car tire and a couple of times to dirtbike rears, never had any problems but don't know that I would do that to my SM tire...
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:15 AM   #6531
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I love those tires. Won't run anything on my 950 other than.
I've patched bike tires before and lived to tell the tale.

Id use one of those mushroom shaped plugs that install from the inside. They're better and safer (and can't come out) than a tar strip style plug.

Patch it. You'll be fine.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:16 AM   #6532
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Plugs on the meat/center of the tire are fine. I've run many thousands of miles on a few plugged tires. I've always used the strip type applied from the outside.

Just for grins, if you decide to plug the tire, when the time comes to eventually replace the tire, try to pull the plug out from either side.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:27 AM   #6533
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Ditto, I've plugged many, never had a problem. Tire companies, shops, and insurance companies love to have you believe you'll DIE if you use a plug.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:36 AM   #6534
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I bought a replacement rear from rocky mountain ATV, for $133 which was $20 lower than the shop I was on the phone with would go (even though they'll "beat any price")their tire was still $20 more. And the rocky mnt tire shipped an hour after I ordered!

Then a buddy said, why don't ya just patch the tire?

Anyone done that? Makes me nervouse, but would be a hell of a lot cheaper....
Yup, I picked up a nail at the end of September in my rear Scorpion Sync that was less than halfway done. I plugged it, it was in a similar spot your nail was, almost dead center on one of the meaty sections. I got a plug kit form auto zone for about $6,tar strip type, punched in fro
m outside, it took like 2 minutes to fix it right at the gas station (it was only losing air slowly with the nail in maybe 2 lbs loss over a week), I've put at least 4,000 more miles on it since plugging it.

Some guys will scream "oh my god that isn't safe, you MUST REPLACE IT!!" etc etc, but these days $6 or $140, I'm good with the $6. I did it once before on my 1200 Bandit. I picked up a nail in a month old tire, plugged it and ran it out till it needed replacement.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:48 PM   #6535
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I too like $6bucks.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:35 PM   #6536
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I worked at a kawi shop, and i would take good tires with nails in them(that customers would buy new ones), use a plug patch from the inside and either use them on my own bike,or sell for 50 bucks. they can be dangerous if the steel belt is compromised.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:17 PM   #6537
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Plug Away

In that location, center tread, I would plug er up and ride it till it was gone. Sidewall would be different, especially if it bulged under proper inflation pressure. But to ride it to safety or the shop.... patch it baby!
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #6538
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Noticed this on my bikes warm up today. Little oil spits out of the pipes after cold start. Thoughts?

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Old 12-24-2011, 08:35 PM   #6539
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Noticed this on my bikes warm up today. Little oil spits out of the pipes after cold start. Thoughts?


Where's your oil level at?

You sure its actually oil and not just dirty water droplets?
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:52 PM   #6540
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I think you should go for a good long ride......
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