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post #1 of 15 Old 11-01-2007, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whaaa hoooo!!! then Aww man!!!....

Just loaded up my power commander with stock 919 map. Much better. Quieter, smoother, very happy with the results,,, was out having fun this eve, stopped for a bite to eat, and discovered i picked up a big screw in the back tire.

Time to figure out how to how to fix this. Manual kinda looks like it was writen by a lawyer.

So do you just get one of those tubless tire plug doo das or do i really need to get a new tire?

A local shop will replace tires same day if i bring in the wheel, not the whole bike, and the local honda dealer is always booked up a couple weeks So i guess i need to figure out how to support the bike to get wheel off, I saw someone makes a special center stand to supporting the bike while dealing with the wheels, also see some folks are using some sort of L shaped bars. what do you guys recomend? Should i try to plug the hole and save the weekend or...?

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post #2 of 15 Old 11-01-2007, 08:26 PM
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Plugging is not a good Idea for a motorcycle tire. Unless its a roadside repair to get you home.

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-01-2007, 08:31 PM
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If you have a floor jack you can pull the wheel off and leave the ass end in the air. You can get the plug kit and plug the tire but plan on getting it to the shop to get a replacement tire. It is a matter of safety vs economy. You make the decision. Most people I've discussed this with have put safety first.

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post #4 of 15 Old 11-01-2007, 08:36 PM
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A buddy and I took a weekend bike trip around 800 miles round trip. About half way he picked up a nail. He didn't notice until we saw the tire pressure was low. So we stop at a local gas station he fills the tire out flies the nail and tire goes flat in a few seconds. I speed off to the local walmart grab a tire repair kit. We fix it up and it's good as new. We take his bike to the local triumph dealer the next day. Service guy looks at it and says oh yeah you guys did a good job, that is all I would have done to repair the tire. So my buddy says, is it safe? The guys says well I've done it, but your tire could EXPLODE at any moment. So $250 for the new tire and and hour later we were back on the road.

I'd personally get a new tire. You only have two keeping you on the road. If it was a car maybe I'd spend the 6 bucks on the tire repair kit and see how long it lasts...

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Thanks gents, will go ahead with getting a new tire. PITA though, only 400 miles on it.....

Looks like i can support it reasonbly well with a 4X4 and some blocks i have around the house for now. Definatly want to get that centerstand or those other doo das. Would really suck to have it tip over.

Yup. I went to the UofA and work only a few blocks from there now. Haven't had the pleasure of seeing the water polo folks. How knows, maybe someday?

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Just think about what would happen if it deflated while riding, might be really exciting.

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post #7 of 15 Old 11-01-2007, 09:05 PM
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Yo space....are you running a red with carbon exh set? I seen a 919 on Cameno seco yesterday.... dont see to many here in Tucson/

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Yo Pegjump'! Not me, but that might have been my bud. He has a red with carbon mufflers, lives out east too..... Wears a white helmet and red and white honda jacket?

We do lunch runs to tombstone, bizbee, Mt lemmon. Gonna explore Tucson Mt park this weekend. Would be honored if you would come riding with us sometime.


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The bike is up, wheel is off (much easier than i thought) if they have my size tire, the weekend is saved!

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Do you honestly think that rear tire with only 400 miles is going to explode just because it has a tiny puncture? Bullchit. You're wasting your money. If it was a Power Pilot, or a SportAttack, or something similar, I'd say send that plugged tire, I'll run it. I've done it before. (Not if it's that junk oem HiSport)

A better investment would have been a centerstand.

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Sounds good....LMK~

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post #11 of 15 Old 11-02-2007, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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The shop doesn't have the same tire in stock. (bridgestone BT65R) how critical are tire choices? Am i OK with same size and harder rubber version?

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-02-2007, 11:29 AM
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Any other tire in the same size should work. There are many opinions on what is the best tire but that is up to the rider. Search around on the forum, there is a ton of riders reviews on tires. You will want to choose something to suit your style. Street tires come in a wide variety from street/track to touring.

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If the tire maker puts ZR on the sidewall, it can't be a joke, it's ZR rated no matter who or where it's made. A tire this well made isn't going to explode if it's not pumped up to 90psi and boiled till it blows. I've not been able to find the 180x55 in a lessor tire.
The BMW I bought had a repair kit from the factory with heart shaped plugs that can't com out. I'm not afraid of a well made plug kit. But, I don't use the sticky ropes at WalMart. I bet if you buy a new tire and leave your old one to be re-cycled, that tire will be on some mechanics bike after you ride off feeling safe.

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I bet if you buy a new tire and leave your old one to be re-cycled, that tire will be on some mechanics bike after you ride off feeling safe.
LOL. yup, i was thinking of taking the old one home just in case, but i have too much crap here already. Probably works fine but ya have to admit the integrety of the material can't be the same, maybe a bit more prone to leaking again than a new tire?

Now for a really dumb question... Those axle bolt spacers that poke thru the seals, the top hat shaped one, and the cylinder one... i forgot to write down which side each one goes on... DOH! Is it top hat on the chain side and the straight one on the brake side?

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On the road again.

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