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time to replace the tire

Post by glrider7 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:12 pm



Is this nail I got in my back tire to close to the edge to repair. The tire is almost brand new so I hate to chuck it, but also don't want to have a blow out either.





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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:30 pm

are you referring to the bright spot about an inch from the left edge?

if so, pull the tire, and put a hot patch inside the tire.

should be fine.

what is that crack just up and to the right?
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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:03 am

Probably OK to extract the nail and insert an internal patch. But look closely at that crack - how old is the tyre ??

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by minimac » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:42 am

As the others have said, an internal patch would take care of the nail hole. I'd be concerned about the crack-me, I'd replace the tire.

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by glrider7 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:18 am

wow good eyes guys. I was so focused on the nail I didn't even notice the crack. I bought the tire in Dec 2016. I have put about 7500 miles on the tire. Is that about the life expectancy?

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 am

At 7500 miles it shouldn't be near to done, but with that nail, and especially that crack, I'd call it a day and replace the tire.

Just out of interest, what kind of tire is it?

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by DarthJ » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:14 pm

Just because you bought it in Dec of 2016, it may be much older than that. I remember seeing something about reading the tire to see when it was made, but I can't recall where.


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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by glrider7 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:36 pm

I believe it is a Dunlop and I will check the date when I get home.

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by glrider7 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:32 pm

The tire is a Dunlop Elite 4 and the date on the tire is 1816.

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:11 am

18th week of 2016 - so not that old - but as mentioned - probably time to get another one - if you want some form of comfort in knowing a new one will give you peace of mind..

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