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Old 03-25-2010, 02:07 PM   #11
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All right, I think I painted the wrong picture for you. I am not always running at 120 mph; in fact, not usually. However, I do want the tire to hold up in the worst case senario; hence, why I said it in the first place.

Sorry for the confusion.
I have been leaning towards buying a new tire; I just wanted the facts first. Thank you everyone.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:19 PM   #12
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Hey Seruzawa,

I very much like and agree with your quote: It is only a poorly educated, materially pampered, emotionally driven, and largely ahistorical electorate that could have put a man like Obama into power — a man, as we have noted, enmeshed in a circle of highly problematic friends and allies, with a very sketchy résumé, a patchy and volatile voting record in the Senate, and ultimately with no visible qualifications for the presidency — on the strength of a few resonant clichés and a skein of empty slogans.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:16 PM   #13
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All right, I think I painted the wrong picture for you. I am not always running at 120 mph; in fact, not usually. However, I do want the tire to hold up in the worst case senario; hence, why I said it in the first place.

Sorry for the confusion.
I have been leaning towards buying a new tire; I just wanted the facts first. Thank you everyone.
Well, you can't deny that getting a new tire should be the safer route. But you might consider a different brand/model of tire altogether if the current one took a nail so easily.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:24 PM   #14
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I am considering a different model and perhaps a different brand. That is why I asked if anyone thought it might be poor manufacturing or just an occurance that is unavoidable.
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Is this just typical. I know that is a hard question to answer without very much info, but I was just wondering.

I appreciate all the input.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:41 PM   #16
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A nail in the tire? OH MY GOD! That can comprimise the whole chassis, swingarm and even the axles!

Remove and replace everything that is not sprung weight! I can't believe you're even thnking of riding that machine again, once a nail has entered the tire!

It's like the Sheffield getting hit by that Exorcet! Get rid of it!

I've already contacted the proper authorities.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:41 PM   #17
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Is this just typical. I know that is a hard question to answer without very much info, but I was just wondering.

I appreciate all the input.
I took a sheet metal screw nail in a brand new Pirelli Dragon once, but it's rare. We have a lot of idiots in flatbed trucks dumping construction materials on the Interstates in Utah. Not many tires can deflect a sheet metal screw.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:03 PM   #18
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BrentC,

The decision also may be swayed by where on the tire (tread or sidewall, in a sipe or on a lug) the nail pierced, how big a nail, was it a clean puncture, or did it tear a hole?

I've a good bit of Scot in my blood, so I can't see tossing a good tire if I can be reasonably sure it is safe to use.

However, I would not use anything other than a patch applied on the inside of the tire. IMO, plugs are just to get you home or to a shop.

AFA brand and model, if the nail (or whatever) has been aligned by whatever cosmic forces do such to hit you tire just right, it doesn't matter what kind it is.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #19
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I've personally worn put tires with plugs in them. If the plug leaks then the tire will slowly go flat again, it's not going to pop out like a cork. The main thing as ol'what's 'is name mentioned is the size and location of the hole, typically punctures on the tread face or a few degrees to either side can be plugged, side wall punctures need to be replaced.

I'd try plugging it myself if it's within those parameters, the worse thing can happen is it will explode and launch itself and you into a school bus full of kiddies on their way to Sunday Mass........
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I'd try plugging it myself if it's within those parameters, the worse thing can happen is it will explode and launch itself and you into a school bus full of kiddies on their way to Sunday Mass........
Well, we DO Keep what we Kill...........
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