Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4


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Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by English Bulldog » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:28 pm



This spring, I had a hole in my rear tire. It only had about 500 miles on it. It was a puncture dead center of the tread. I followed good advise and threw the tire out, had a new tire installed with a rear brake rotor. I let the shop do the work, I don't have the experience or patience. My life is also more important than trying to save money by patching the tire. I need to have a quality tire to ride on for my own sense of being able to enjoy the ride without wondering how my tire is. I took your advice on this site.
Coming home tonight, a street sweeper doing road construction must have kicked out a 1/4" diameter screw that found my back tire, about 1" off center this time. Seriously? This tire has about 250 miles on it, maximum.
I rode home the extra mile with the screw in, after filling it up at the gas station. I made it home just in time, and up on the center stand. I am so done with this. I can't afford to keep throwing money at this bike.. totally frustrated with these tires, and the problems they give me.



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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by FM-USA » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:53 pm

I'm not here to SWAY you to patch those tires, just a FYI if you've not known about these beauties.
http://www.patchrubber.com/tire_repair/14508.html
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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by Corkster52 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:07 am

FM-USA » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:53 pm

I'm not here to SWAY you to patch those tires, just a FYI if you've not known about these beauties.
http://www.patchrubber.com/tire_repair/14508.html
Very interesting! I like the part about chemical vulcanizing cement. Have you used it successfully?

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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by themainviking » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:16 am

Tires can be patched using a vulcanizing patch, from the inside. The carcass is sanded, then a chemical glue applied, and then a flat patch is put on to cover the hole. If done right, this becomes chemically bonded to the rubber on the inside of the tire carcass and creates a permanent patch which does not affect the balance of the tire. It saves almost brand new tires, of which you now have two. If it was me, that is what I would be doing.

Note of correction: Must be a glitch, because FMs post was not showing when I wrote this one, and it was posted eleven hours prior. The products he is showing are the ones I was speaking of.
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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by FM-USA » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:50 am

Corkster52 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:07 am
FM-USA » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:53 pm

I'm not here to SWAY you to patch those tires, just a FYI if you've not known about these beauties.
http://www.patchrubber.com/tire_repair/14508.html
Very interesting! I like the part about chemical vulcanizing cement. Have you used it successfully?
Viking, I too get delayed posts, no problem. We're all in this together, looking for fixes. (almost Red Green)
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I've used these "Patch & Plugs" 3 times on bias & radials, all sucessful.
One tire wasn't taking a patch but found I had bad glue. Opened a new bottle & all was well in the universe again.
Tho they need patience cause if you're not careful, the patch part could stick in the wrong place.
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I like these over separate plugs & patches, it's all in one, ALMOST no chance of it spitting out. I had looped worms spit out.
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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by RBGERSON » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:55 am

a good "mushroom" patch will outlive the tire..if applied correctly. I have used stop & go tire kits(google it) with chemical seals and mushroom patches lasted until the tread was gone..did it w/o removing the tire from the bike. But taking the tire off and preping the inside surface is the right way to do it.

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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by English Bulldog » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:01 am

No, I let the first tire go.
I may start keeping them now that I see this is a problem. My first two rear tires, I wore down utill they needed replaced. They were Dulop Elete 3, the last two have been Elete 4. Totally frustrated

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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by aj1500 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:26 am

we all know it can be frustrating to have a new tire get punctured but you can't fault the tire. any tire can be victim of a nail or screw in the road.

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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by FM-USA » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:34 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:06 am
http://www.ride-on.com/
Ride-On quote: "Colored a distinctive, cheerful shade of orange,"
Reading that site, first thing came to mind after their HD mention,... I know of no HD that's "Cheerful".
I suppose some could say "Blood Red" is cheerful. Meaning it's exchanging oxygen properly.
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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by FM-USA » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:13 am

I've been trying to avoid running over cracks in the pavement.
These little GEMS you can't see...
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Taste testing as those miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by Rednaxs60 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:22 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:06 am
http://www.ride-on.com/
Agree on the Ride-on tire sealant and balancing fluid. Use this in my tires and it works well even after the bike sits for an extended period of time. Like the sealing properties if you get a puncture.
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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by Fiberthree » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:56 am

English Bulldog wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:28 pm
This spring, I had a hole in my rear tire. It only had about 500 miles on it. It was a puncture dead center of the tread...
Coming home tonight, a street sweeper doing road construction must have kicked out a 1/4" diameter screw that found my back tire, about 1" off center this time. Seriously? This tire has about 250 miles on it, maximum...
totally frustrated with these tires, and the problems they give me.
Let us know when you find a tire that can be punctured as yours were and not lose air.
aj1500 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:26 am
we all know it can be frustrating to have a new tire get punctured but you can't fault the tire. any tire can be victim of a nail or screw in the road.
I'm with you on this one aj!
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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by English Bulldog » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:05 pm

I agree. Sometimes you just want to get mad at something when things in life happen.

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Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

Post by Fiberthree » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:26 pm

I had something close to your problem. My rear brake caliper's mounting bolt backed out on the freeway at 65 mph. Somehow the caliper jammed against the tire and quickly wore through the sidewall. I was able to get off the freeway safely, but with just 2200 miles on it, the rear tire was toast! And as you know, they aren't cheap.
All you can do is take a deep breath and thank whom ever you believe in for not having it worse.


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