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hey guys...i insured my bike for one day last weekend and picked up a nail in my tire while riding...luckily i was right outside rms and they patched it up...

would you trust riding the season on a tire which is patched or should i look at new tires?
 

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most people will say it depends on where the puncture occured. If its anywhere near the sidewall try for new tires. otherwise I've heard its ok, though maybe this is a good excuse for new tires :)

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My rear tire has a patch, picked up a nail last November dead center. You can ride on the tire just fine, but it basically goes from a Z rated tire to something considerable lower. So no high super high speed runs and track days. But for normal riding it should be fine. :)
 
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yeah, mine's right in the middle of the tire so hopefully it's ok...makes me kinda wonder about high speeds though:(
 
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well, i was asking around 'cause i had an industrial staple or something in my tire that left two holes! anyway, like everyone else here said, Manny from BK told me it is no prob for everyday riding, it's just going over 160 that might be a prob.
If you're worried, practice your burnouts on this tire and get a new one. Make sure you post the vid too!
Or maybe learn to patch holes on your own tires with it.

in some twisted way, i wanna get a nail so i can do burnouts and leave my signature mark somewhere!!!:p
But not until i get a video cam.
 

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I got a nail, a huge one stuck in my rear tire, just off the center line, on the 3rd day, got a flat, got it fixed by a rubber patch, not leather, had no problems at all bike was sitting at 15k on original tires when it burnt down in my garage :( and believe me when I say I definitely went more than 160 most of the time.....15,000 on a plugged tire, reaching my fastest speed so far of 280 kms/hr and also maintaining my highest average of 190-220 in most sections of the cascades and lillouet loop.....


just remember to check the tire pressure everday or two and to rotate it with your palm feeling the back wall for anything abnormal.....
 

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and believe me when I say I definitely went more than 160 most of the time.....15,000 on a plugged tire, reaching my fastest speed so far of 280 kms/hr and also maintaining my highest average of 190-220 in most sections of the cascades and lillouet loop.....
Hmm... consider yourself darn lucky. With safety in mind, I will not consider 280clicks on a patched tire at all.
 
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Hmm... consider yourself darn lucky. With safety in mind, I will not consider 280clicks on a patched tire at all.
cant say i'd try it either...in fact, fastest i've gone was 248 on a perfect tire;)
 

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cant say i'd try it either...in fact, fastest i've gone was 248 on a perfect tire;)
of course, I will not worry too much if it's a perfect tire :) but for patched one... let just say I don't want to spent my 2+ month vacation time in a hospital bed :eek:

As Bluestone mentioned, if worried for the patching, get a new one and use the patched one to practice burn out. As for me, I know I extremely rarely go above 150, so I will continue using the patch one, OTOH if I do speed regularly I will get a new one for the peace of mind.
 

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Shyte, I do not ride that fast period. Once the speedo hits around 180 I get a little nervous. I assume I will get more and more comfortable up there, but for now I roll off almost as quickly as I roll on. ;)
 

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Shyte, I do not ride that fast period. Once the speedo hits around 180 I get a little nervous. I assume I will get more and more comfortable up there, but for now I roll off almost as quickly as I roll on. ;)
Yep, you'll get up there one day.

On a trip last summer a buddy and I were playing tag on a back road between the Cache Creek and Kamloops. At one point I was rolling into some open sweepers leaned over about 20 to 25 degrees and doin' 180 and still accelerating. The bike felt stable as a freightrain. ( and I don't want to hear any Kawasaki HEAVY Industry references here.... :flip ) And much of this stretch was done in tighter curves at about 140 to 160. It was just one of those roads with all the right stuff. Good visibility, no traffic, no dropoffs, good pavement and no blind corners. Just the kind of place to play for a while..... :D
 

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Yep, you'll get up there one day.

On a trip last summer a buddy and I were playing tag on a back road between the Cache Creek and Kamloops. At one point I was rolling into some open sweepers leaned over about 20 to 25 degrees and doin' 180 and still accelerating. The bike felt stable as a freightrain. ( and I don't want to hear any Kawasaki HEAVY Industry references here.... :flip ) And much of this stretch was done in tighter curves at about 140 to 160. It was just one of those roads with all the right stuff. Good visibility, no traffic, no dropoffs, good pavement and no blind corners. Just the kind of place to play for a while..... :D


Same on the cascade run....before the first break that we had 1/2 throu the cascades I don't think I was properly "broken in" then everything just became smooth and natural, next thing I know I am chasing Lloyd at 190-220 thru the turns, Kawi was stable no twitching or anything......well in the end I was chasing a ghost...:rolleyes


well just got home from luv-affair man there are some funky women & men out there....well rode home....managed to do 240 and hang on for a while once I crossed the portman, didn't wat to go too fast, rain and all...that yosh pipe is loud man....
 
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