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Old 03-15-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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I got a flat yesterday and was just wondering how practical or safe it is to patch or otherwise repair the tire. I called the dealership and they said they wouldn't do it because of liability issues and referred me to some other place, but that got me wondering. I really don't want to replace the tire already because it is practically new (less than 1000 miles), but if I do have to take the loss I'll go ahead and replace the front tire also so any suggestions on good street tires and where to get them would be appreciated. I had been leaning towards the pilot road^2s prior to this, but I could only find them online, and I really need them tommorow at the latest.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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eh people say don't do it but I did and still was able to ride six thousand miles until it was time to replace it. I ride A LOT and never had problem. I plugged it then took it straight to a shop who would patch it. that shop is no longer in business lol so I don't know where to tell you to go
+1 i did the same thing, same shop lol

had i bought a brand new pilot power 2ct.. about 500 miles later had a nail... took it in, got it patched from the inside and rode around 6-7000 miles on the tire before replacing it.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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Yeah thats what I was hoping to do. The place the dealership referred me to is called 'on the border motorcylce & scooter sales' or something, they quoted me less than $40 before tax forgot to ask how long they take though.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:39 AM   #4
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Did you buy it new, if so, tires usually come with warranty from the place they were put on the rim. Check it out, even something like picking up a nail is covered and they may replace the tire for free, or very little $ if that.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #5
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Yeah I bought it from the dealership I had called and they didn't mention anything about a warranty. Guess I could call back and ask them about it specifically, but they won't be open until Tuesday.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:33 AM   #6
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hey befor you go pay 40 bux to them pm me ill get that price down for you a bit
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:47 PM   #7
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Took it to the shop and they showed me what had penetrated the tire, I was freakin amazed. Ended up with a hot lapped (I'm guessing) pilot power (190! Fat tire scene here i come) on the back for $45 and the same 6,000 mile old bt-020 on the front. best of both worlds? New tires are in order within the next month, really want the pilot road 2s but a set is like 4 bills.
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