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Old 05-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
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got new bike today, off to a bad start.

I picked up my brand new Triumph speed Triple today

When i got home from Houston with it, my rear tire was low :BangHead:

I aired it back up and found the leak, i must have ran over a screw or something, but theres nothing in the tire. its a pretty small puncture.

Is this repairable or am i just screwed? I know it wont be covered by warranty.

I live in Freeport, i would hate to have to trailer it all the way back to Houston. Shouldnt any good cycle shop be able to mount a tire on a Triumph or is it going to be neccessary to go back to the Triumph dealer?

This SUCKS! 60 freakin miles and i am out of commission, sure was looking forward to riding tomorrow.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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That sucks! Congrats on the new bike though. I love those speed triples. I like your avatar too. I've been a snoopy fan for as long as I can remember.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:11 PM   #4
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thanks and thanks. i am a huge snoopy fan.

i gotta believe that this tire is repairable, i am sure hoping so.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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hey call the guys at sport riders in angleton, the # should be in the book and he can take a look at it for you, let me know if you need any help
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:25 PM   #7
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i would plug it myself. done it maybe 10 times and always have been the rear tire, go figure.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:32 PM   #8
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i called sportriders once before concerning the sv650 i used to have. he said he usually has a backlog of work to do.

shouldnt goe kawa be able to do a tire on a triumph? i sure dont want to have to rent a trailer. i'm sure i can plug it and make it to angleton.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:34 PM   #9
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i personally wouldnt ride on a patched tire.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #10
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I have plugged several rear tires and never had a problem. Not just on my own bikes but others as well. As long as it is a fairly small hole (like a nail or screw) and it is near the center of the tread you shouldn't have a problem.
When I worked at a Yamaha shop almost all the flats we saw were on the rear. The only thing we could figure is that the front would roll over a nail that was laying flat but would kick it up where it would then penetrate the rear.
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I would patch it before plugging it, the single sided swingarm makes for a quick wheel change
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:46 PM   #12
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plug for the drive to the shop, then remove and patch! DING DING DING! we got a winner! ive done that many times before!
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:31 AM   #13
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I myself am not a big fan of plugs or patches on motorcycle tires. I'd just bite the bullet and get a new tire.
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Old 05-05-2007, 12:05 PM   #15
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plugs are fine i run plugs all the time. come discount tires will path them for you if you have a stans and can get the tire off the bike.
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I HAVE PLUGED AND IT OK BUT IF YOU WANT GOES SHOULD BE ABLE TO PATCH IT, SOME PLACES DO VEXING, SOMETHING LIKE THAT , THEY PUT A HEAVY PATCH ON THE INSIDE AND MELT THEM TOGETHER? I THINK THAT IS RIGHT!

BUT YES GOES SHOULD BEABLE TO DO IT
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Old 05-05-2007, 02:32 PM   #17
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Goes told me they dont repair tires.

I did buy a repair kit from them and plugged it myself, its definately not leaking, i took it for a short test ride and everything seems to be fine.

I will keep a close eye on it and ride very carefully(i do anyways), when i go back in for the 500 mile service, i will then contemplate getting a new tire, atleast i wont have to rent a trailer and haul it up there.
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