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Another PR4 down because of a nail

I wonder if the extensive rain grooves make these tires more susceptible to punctures.

Love the traction with these tires. Haven't been able to wear one out though. Gotta love the carelessness of people to have old nails on the roadway. I put all my old nails and screws into a plastic Gatorade bottle for disposal.

Plugged it for now, but will probably replace it with the front, patch the inside and put it back on when it is time to trade the bike in if the tire on it at the time is too worn for trade in. Only 4000 miles on the tire. Put it on in March.


Smack dab in the center rain groove.


Definitely and old rusty nail.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-01-2016, 01:02 PM
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I had one go just into the bottom of the tire then out the side....tire had around 1600 miles on it and a total loss as it went out the side of the tire.

To say I was ticked is an understatement.

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I had FOD damage to my original Dunlop rear and to another Michelin PR3 rear. I've taken to keeping my patch kit and foot pump in the side case at all times.

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Try this:
Tire Sealant | Tire Protection System - Ride-On

I've used it in tires before and I can attest to them self balancing (never had a puncture). I had a K60 scout on front of my Tenere that was giving me trouble not balancing. I put in some of this and it was smooth as silk. The front tire lasted almost 19K miles....which is unheard of considering how much chip seal we have in Arkansas. I've never had a front on any bike go longer than 10K before. I'm sure most of the longevity is due to the tire and not the balance but I think it helped.

I know several that have had punctures that swear by the stuff. Many mount their tires and never put weights on the rims to balance. They claim this keeps the tire constantly balanced as it wears. Giving my experience with this stuff I really couldn't argue against that claim.

I will get some more when I switch to PR4s in a couple of weeks.
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Well that $uck$.
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,I had 3 plugs in my stock rear tire. It was toast at 2700 miles.
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