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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.


https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/do-m ... ife#page-2

quick edit because I found it, lol
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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..

cheers (posted from a guy that was running an 8 year old tyre on a valkyrie- replaced with a darkside car tyre) - and did have two 20 year old tyres on a CX500 Turbo - recently replaced - as it is now going back on the road)

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by glrider7 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:41 pm

hey guys,

I got a new tire put on and got the wheel back today. I am following viewtopic.php?t=11395 which I have done successfully once before, but for some reason I am having problems getting the wheel back on. I am step 47 and it seems to me that the wheel is not going in far enough. I am not confident on the exact language so forgive me if I ask the wrong question here.

Is the one spline supposed to completely cover the over one or do they just meet and touch each other?

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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by glrider7 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:48 pm

Here is what it looks like right now.



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Re: time to replace the tire

Post by glrider7 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:28 pm

okay I think I got the wheel on. I pulled it back and touch and then pushed it and it slid quite a bit. I can actually slide in back and forth now so maybe the teetch were not quite lining up.

Now I have another problem which I also had the last time. When I look at my lower shock bolt it seems to be thick with threads starting at the head, and then narrows out with more threads. I didn't have it out far enough to see any part without threads as I was worried about it letting the shock go. The problem I have now is I can't get it to turn in. It turns but doesn't seem to move inward at all. It hasn't even gone thru the caliper yet to hold it in place properly.



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