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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Darn it!

605 miles on my 09 Green Versys now. Just had the 600 mile service done. They worked on my Buzzy fairing under warranty. Didn't help at all. While riding today on street and dirt roads I somehow punctured my 605 mile tire right in center. Looks like a glass cut 1/4 inch long. DARN IT, DARN IT, DARN IT. Tire went flat 1 mile from home beside car tire store- yea! Aired up and just made it home.

I don't like patches, nor plugs...but this thing is NEW! Granted didn't do me any favors off road...so tonight I will be searching all the old posts and pictures looking for me a new rear with an agressive tread.

If you guys think I should replace instead of repair, I am gonna get me a plug kit to go in my new tail bag. Better to do that than have to walk home or leave bike on side of road.........

Opinions- suggestions??????
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get the plug kit for sure. it will come in handy.
as for to repair or not... that's a personal question really.
Many do, many don't...

it depends on how much money you've got to spend I guess


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Hi Highpsiguy,

Glad you okay. Some pictures could help us help you.

Having a plug kit but also put in Ride-On in the tyres.
http://www.ride-on.com/prod_mot.asp
Have tried Dynabeads http://www.innovativebalancing.com/motorcycle.htm but I think Ride-On is better as also a puncture sealent and self balancing.


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If it is the rear tire a would use a plug patch.
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If it is the rear tire a would use a plug patch.
me too....
but I know some would cringe at the thought of plugging any motorcycle tire.


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I can't say to plug or not, but I'd definitely entertain the idea if I'd just bought a bike and 600 miles later had to dole out a double-bill for a new rear tire.

FYI if you have a Cycle Gear close by, they will issue a limited road hazard warranty on tires you buy from them and have installed BY them. I happened to catch the ad for it in my last moto mag.

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Yeah like bultaco and jdrocks mention, have it repaired with a proper plug patch inside the tire removed from the rim. If you're going with a new aggressive tread rear, get a front that is at least as aggressive as well to prevent understeer wipeouts on loose sand and gravel.
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Well after about 3 hours of reading posts here I have ordered me a Shinko 150/70/17 705 Dual Sport Tire from Bike Bandit. I believe that it was around 68 dollars delivered. I ride lots of dirt roads and need a little help. It is a 75 on 25 off tire. I hear you invader...considered that about getting a front tire to match. Just not so crazy about having to raise the front fender. I'm gonna ride it and see how it feels.
I really like the look of having the Shinko up front with the raised fender...but don't wanna have to go thru the trouble and expense. So, new tire on the way- will have to put off ordering that new windshield I wanted. Darn it - ha!
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A Shinko 705 130/80-17 tubeless is only $49.39: http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-705...LAID=355389790

Pirelli's front MT60 supermoto 120/70-17 is available for $124.21 from:
http://www.streetbikerider.com/h-bod...rt-mt-60-r.htm

Maxxis M6118 Supermotard 120/70-17 for $104.85:
http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...7C4461BE14C9D5

Avon Distanzia supermoto 120/70-17 for $96.67:
http://www.shopcheapcycleparts.com/p...8&ez=distanzia

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I did the same at 800 miles, what a bummer but a couple hundred bucks is worth, and that will probaly cure your vibration
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