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New rear tire

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 pm
by tnt9339
1200 miles on the clock. Just noticed a nail in my back tire. No idea how long it's been there. No TPMS light. Pulled the nail out and all the air came with it. Ordered a new tire.
Hope to have it Friday.

Tony

Re: New rear tire

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 pm
by tnt9339
Just got the tire off. It took longer to get the needed tools ready than it did to take it off.
Two bolts on the license plate panel/rear fender, two bolts on the cross bar, one bolt on the exhaust pipe shield and five lug nuts.
Took all of ten minutes. I wonder how much a Honda shop is going to charge for this?

Tony

Re: New rear tire

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:47 am
by AZgl1800
if it was a nail, why not plug it and use up the tread?

Re: New rear tire

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:20 am
by tnt9339
Back in 98, my wife and I were on a trip on the 1500 in Montana. During a lane change at 70mph on the interstate, the back of the bike began to swing back and forth eventually depositing us in the ditch (ouch). Had a plugged rear tire that failed. Never again. My life is worth the $250.00 for a new tire. Some folks are fine with a plugged tire, just not me.

Tony

Re: New rear tire

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:00 am
by WingAdmin
I agree. I'm OK with a plugged tire on a car that is not too close to the outer edge, where I still have three more tires left. But on a bike, a plugged tire is used only to get me somewhere that I can replace the tire.