HELP! Chattanoga...Need tire

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by ghostrider1964, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Last night on I40 west of Knoxville I hit something and put a hole in my tire at 80 mph plus. Kept my bike and was able to call some kinfolk to haul my bike to Chattanooga. The hole is big enough I could stick my pinky finger in it. I put 2 plugs in it to get it to hold air long enough to load it. I was headed to New Hampshire to see my daughter and only have 9 days off. Does not appear to be any dealers open. I have R1200GSA and need a 150/70/17. Running Metzler Tourance but beggars cannot be choosers. Anybody have a tire or know of a stores within 100 miles that I can get a tire on Sunday or Monday? Any help would be apreciated.
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  2. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    I PM's Suppermotodd, he is in Chattanooga area and may have access to a tire. He knows a bunch of folks down that way too.
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  3. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Thanks! I only get to see my daughter a couple of times a year and I need to get back on the road ASAP. My kinfolks just went to church but said they can run me around after that. I am gonna pull the wheel to have that done. I did not pack tire tools though so would need access to a place o change...I hate using screw drivers to take wheel off. I am watching the thread so will be waiting...
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  4. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    wheelers in robbinsville nc near the dragon i'm pretty sure he's open on sun
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  5. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Do you have phone number for Wheelers?
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  6. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    todd will almost certainly be able to help you.
    motocompound.com

    from their website Phone 1-866-923-1758 or 423.762.3878
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  7. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    So far no luck. No answer at wheelers and their Website says closed Sunday. No answer at motocompound but left message.
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  8. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    Send Fullmonte a PM. I thinks he's in Chattanooga. He may be able to help.
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  9. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    PM sent, Thanks Fireman1000
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  10. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    Check your PM
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  11. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Dogscout is bringing me a tire but he does not have any spoons. Any local inmates give me access to tire changing equipment around Chattanooga!
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  12. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Flux can u PM ur phone number.
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  13. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Yup.
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  14. OlyVR

    OlyVR Been here awhile

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    I know I'm way far out of the way, but if all fails I have a HF tire changer and NoMar bar, plus a Marc Parnes balancer that you're welcome to use.
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  15. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Thanks to Dogscout for bringing me the tire:clap Was able to get it mounted so I will be saddled up to head on to New Hampshire. Thanks to all who responded and offered help. This is one of the greatest aspects of this site!!! Would have been waiting til Tuesday to find a dealer. Will return the favor to any who have trouble in central Texas:freaky
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  16. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    Glad to help. That tire has been sitting there looking for purpose. Just to let others know; Ghostrider1964 is a great guy and true adv rider. See you again.
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  17. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Good to know you are back on the road. Thanks for letting us all know, have a great trip, and enjoy the time with your daughter. :thumb
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  18. AmericanWalkabout

    AmericanWalkabout Lost in the Wilderness

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    For any future dilemma's like these to all local riders -

    I have access to a tire changer and full workshop 24x7 in Ellijay, I also know that Rider's Hill just north of Dahlonega is open Wed > Sun 9 to 6 and carries Tourance and many other tires. www.ridershill.com

    Glad all worked out in the end. Just saw this thread now.
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  19. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    We should start a Southeast thread... "Shops Open on Sunday and Monday". In fact, I will go do that now. :deal
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  20. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Would be great to do that in all areas. Bad thing is I am a member of BMW MOA but left my black book at the house:baldy It would have been hard to beat the response u guys gave. I was feeling pretty isolated last night standing beside my bike on I40 in the dark. Luckily, my wifes aunt and uncle live in Bryant AL and came got me. And thanks to Randy who stopped on his DR 200 to hang out with me and help me load the GSA into that S10 pickup. Love you guys:beer Now to get ready for tomorrow. Gonna stop in Harrisburg PA. My ass is not up for another 940 mile day on a stock GSA seat:lol3
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