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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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not so bad day.....

I was at work today when a friend came in and said "did you know you have a nail sticking out of your rear tire?", I assumed the worst, and thought ..now I'll have to replace the tire I changed about 2000km ago. Low and behold, here's a 6 inch spike bent into an almost complete circle and speared through the corner of one knob on a shinko 705 dual sport, looking almost like an earring... it did not puncture the carcass, but it was about 2 inches of the point worked through the knob.I just worked it out with plyers and it's good to go.... but I have never seen anything like it!!!!!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 01:52 AM
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Quick... go buy a lottery ticket.

You are lucky my friend.
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Yeah, no kidding. You should have taken a picture of that, framed it, and hung it on the wall in the garage.
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Lucky! Would you have noticed it if your friend had not pointed it out to you?
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I probably would have noticed it when climbing on after work since it was right at 10 o'clock on the right hand side, but the small amount of scuffing on it indicates I hadn't driven very long with it in the tire. Had the tire been flat, I definitely would have noticed....lol
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