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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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My new enemy, Mr. Nail

Made a new enemy yesterday, Mr. Nail. Hate him.



All the way through the tread and out the sidewall. Tried to plug both, the sidewall leaked. A fellow rider came by, she recognized me from a local forum, got her truck and gave me a ride home. Now I have to get it to the shop... sigh.

On the plus side, rolled over 55k!

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Tough break EQPlayer. Sometimes you can plug them if they're in the tread so you can get home or get to a shop to have a new tire put on. Through the side wall is total loss.

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didn't you just put on the 880's?
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Been there. Been there. Been there. No, I'm not stuttering. Three tires in less than 1000 miles. I really do feel for you!

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Well I thought y'all rode out in the sticks, didn't you were getto runners...lol...
Sorry bout that, the devil made me do it......
I would hate to have it happen to my front, that thing has been awsome for 6.8K miles, not a shake nor shimmy at any speed, my first to do that good...
PS-Could you patch it inside and run a tube...???
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FYI - don't ever try to plug a sidewall. Not safe.

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FYI - don't ever try to plug a sidewall. Not safe.
If the patch had held, would have only ridden home slowly, then fixed it immediately. But, it didn't hold. Need to call a friend, have him bring his trailer over... /sigh.

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That totally sucks! Those tires aren't cheap, either. With a nail through the sidewall, I'm not sure if even Ride-On would have helped.

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Ride-on would only seal the center 4 inches of the tire tread. It does not go up the sides hardly at all. Sorry to hear about the tire. Ride - on saved me one time so far on a ride.

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