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daesdaemar
1st April 2006, 21:44
Just got back from 130 miler and found this in my back tire.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/nail1.jpg

Do I:

1) Replace tire
2) Pull it and plug
3) Let dealer handle it
4) Listen to your advice, and what is it???

82ndJumper
1st April 2006, 21:47
I would change the Tire. Not a big fan of plugs on a motorcycle. Besides yours is on the side wall. I dont think anyone will put a plug in it.

daesdaemar
1st April 2006, 21:50
I would change the Tire. Not a big fan of plugs on a motorcycle. Besides yours is on the side wall. I dont think anyone will put a plug in it.

I was afraid you'd say that, but I kinda have to agree... There goes more $$$ ... :(

pquirk
1st April 2006, 21:56
The tire's definitely trash. If you want to save a few $$$ you can take the wheel off the bike and bring it in. That'll save ~30min labor.

82ndJumper
1st April 2006, 22:02
since you have to buy a tire I would get the Metzler. I think its the M880 but dont hold me to that. I hear that it is a good tire. better than the Dunlop that HD has.

Sportster Girl
1st April 2006, 22:21
After spending a grand total of 3 months in a tire shop, I can tell you that you shouldn't plug the sidewall....

Metzeler 880 time baby.....:banana

MOREHP
1st April 2006, 22:57
Thats sucks, But look at the bright side if you hit it a couple more inches over to the center at high speed things coulda got hairy.

merc
1st April 2006, 23:05
yep
new tire
(sorry)

cantolina
1st April 2006, 23:16
Tread looks weak enough to justify a replacement....

I just found a place that will sell, mount and balance a rear Elite III for 140.00

I'm in....

RedRider
1st April 2006, 23:43
Yep, time for some new rubber...

I like my Metzeler 880's as well.

cantolina
1st April 2006, 23:55
Yep, time for some new rubber...

I like my Metzeler 880's as well.

What do those go for, generally?...

I hear a lot of good things about'em....but I hear the same about the Elite III's....

RedRider
2nd April 2006, 00:16
What do those go for, generally?...

I hear a lot of good things about'em....but I hear the same about the Elite III's....

I'd have to pull the invoice to be sure, but I believe I paid something like $105 for the rear and $92 for the front from Eastern Performance on the net. Free shipping too. Got them mounted and spin balanced locally for $15 each.

RedRider
2nd April 2006, 00:19
This place (http://www.americanmototire.com/) has them cheap too....