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Old 08-08-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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Rear Flat Tire

Well I got my first flat tire yesterday. I am in need of some advice big time. Does anyone know a good place that can fix the tire. I dont havea way to get it to the shop right now, but amstill working on that. I also need to know of a place that has great deals on tires as well. Thanks MH
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:23 PM   #2
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Most bike shops that have liability insurance won't/can't
patch or plug tires. I know ours has a specific clause forbidding it in the policy.
That said, if the damage is minor like a small nail you can plug it yourself with a kit from any parts store.
If you need a new tire we have great prices on the ME880 cruiser tires and we keep a good selection of sizes in stock.
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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always get my metzelers from tejas motorsports in highlands. cheap.
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
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also, tubeless tires are 'pluggable', but wouldnt bother patching a tube.
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:49 AM   #5
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Most bike shops that have liability insurance won't/can't
patch or plug tires. I know ours has a specific clause forbidding it in the policy.
That said, if the damage is minor like a small nail you can plug it yourself with a kit from any parts store.
If you need a new tire we have great prices on the ME880 cruiser tires and we keep a good selection of sizes in stock.
Patrick , what should be the life expectency of a rear tire on a new bike ?
I now have 12,000 plus miles on my V Star & the rear tire will probably need to be replaced sometime in the fall.
I keep my tires aired according to factory standards & ride weekly [ mostly freeway \ highway miles ]
Would appreciate your input.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
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Cornbread, where are you located? There are some good folks on the board who may not mind trailering you to Motorcycles Unlimited for free/beer/lunch.
Consider replacing first, ME880's are the way to go. Mixed reviews on plugged tires but if you must, it should last you till you can get a new one.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:25 PM   #7
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got my me880 front from Motorcycles Unlimited on tuesday. in and out in 1 hr... great service and same price as tejas in highlands.
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plug it and ride to get it replaced.....done
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