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Old 01-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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What do you think of my gash?

Was planning on going for a ride today. Checking the tire pressure in my Avon Azaro rear and knew something was amiss when it read 12.5 psi. Upon inspection I found this inch and a half gash with strands of the steel belt poking out.



Does this look like a manufacturing defect or did I just get unlucky and run over a tank spike? :shrug
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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No cords showing but sure got cracks just like that on near new Avons before.Twice and one tire had 2 of them cracks. And I wasn't the only one back then.They were so similar in appearance that we did not believe it was riding over road hazards. Not radial so no steel showing.

Last one got me home but I was way back east when I found that. Did not like checking it a few times a day to make sure it did not get worse. Never bought Avons again.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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The steel being cut and exposed leads me to believe that it was a road hazard.

I don't have much choice in replacing it as it's the only radial rear that I've found that comes in a 140/80-17. I know of quite a few K1100LT riders who have have good luck with this rear.
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The steel being cut and exposed leads me to believe that it was a road hazard.

I don't have much choice in replacing it as it's the only radial rear that I've found that comes in a 140/80-17. I know of quite a few K1100LT riders who have have good luck with this rear.
If you can host a 150 the Shinko 712 has been a very good tire on my V-Strom. And the price is right. I use it primarily for commuting and such.
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Yeah with the name of this thread it ain't gonna go south very fast
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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The tire guys at Chaparral said it was definitely caused by something metal and nasty that I ran over.

Was thinking on the way home that I should've just stuffed a sticky string in there.

It's kind of puzzling that whatever it was it gashed my rear right in the middle of the tread but my front tire has no damage at all.

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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It's kind of puzzling that whatever it was it gashed my rear right in the middle of the tread but my front tire has no damage at all.
That's actually very common -- so are nails/screws/sharp objects stuck in the rear tire but not the front.

Why? Said object will be laying flat or on its side in the road. Front tire runs over it and kicks it airborn, essentially standint it on end just in time for the rear tire to impale itself on it.

I'd be fairly certain you ran over a small flat piece of metal that was lying innocuously on its side -- front tire kicked it up sideways and the rear tire got gashed up on the sharp edges.
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Yep, that makes sense.
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That's actually very common -- so are nails/screws/sharp objects stuck in the rear tire but not the front.

Why? Said object will be laying flat or on its side in the road. Front tire runs over it and kicks it airborn, essentially standint it on end just in time for the rear tire to impale itself on it.

I'd be fairly certain you ran over a small flat piece of metal that was lying innocuously on its side -- front tire kicked it up sideways and the rear tire got gashed up on the sharp edges.
Forgot this wasn't Jo mamma....

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Done on purpose. It's the best way to get attention around here.

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