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04-03-2009 #1sabala Guest
Ran over a razor blade - repair or new tire?
So a few days after my 1st blowout, (and 2nd flat) I was riding the same route and again a loud and sudden PFFT!!! instant flat.
This time I walked back up the street to see what the heck I went over. I saw the Slime residue blast mark in the street and a few feet behind that was a lovely box cutter razor blade I assume I'd run over...twice! I brought it home to properly dispose of it. It was quite dirty and rusted so it blended into the asphalt making it even harder to see at 7:30pm.
Anyway, I now have TWO basically still new tires now, both with about 1 1/2" - 2" long cut all the way through in the center of the tread. I am wondering if they are toast now and it's better to get a new tire altogether or is it something that can be easily repaired by say, taping the inside of the tire or cementing a piece of inner tube or something to patch it?
sorry to say
but regarding your safety
best to throw away
makes it's better wishing to live another day
a tire is something in which we may bet our life
wishing to be sure to make it home safe
to either husband or wife...
as we ride those motor bikes
04-03-2009 #3fetor56 Guest
Probably better to throw them away but i would do more research to see if their salvageable.Pick the brains of a few ppl in bike shops.....ask around.
Most things can be repaired so i can't see why not tyres,especially near new tyres(provided the structural integrity isn't still compromised by the repair)
04-05-2009 #4sabala Guest
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if i was you.. and considering the cost of these tubes.. buy a new one.. your goin at high speeds and i personally wouldnt trust a repair.
Trash those tires and mount a metal detector on the front of your bike...
Hey did you call homeland security and report the box cutters !!!!
It could be a Al-queda plot !!!!
Just kidding ,,, Yea new tires.. with kevlar. new tubes... and get those nifty tire liners also... You will be bullitproff ( almost) then all you will have to worry about is air pressure...
I like those
for the price -- seem like a winner
once more if you don't mind -- please throw old damaged tire's away
it's not worth trying to repair
note -- one can apply a patch from the inside of a ((slightly torn tire))
key word to remember -- ((((slightly))))
up to 1/4 in tear probably ok -------- 1/4 to 1/2 in and above no no
ride that MB thing
These are the tires
I replace my stock tires with after getting a rear flat 10 minutes after installing my engine...
They are Rock Solid and at a fair price ..
I feel like tires are no longer going to be a issue after 500 miles on these without even having to put more air in them....
04-05-2009 #9fetor56 Guest
04-06-2009 #10sabala Guest
Thanks for the thoughts everyone!
Well, I picked up the Michelin for the rear tire,(almost got that Serfas Drifter) it's great! Have it at 77 PSI (goes to 87) and it glides way better than the T&C. It also has the reflective stripe around the sidewalls which I like.
Looks like any repair in the tire would just be a temporary fix, like, only to make it back home and then that's it. So, I'll drop the damaged 2 off at the tire recyclin' place so they can be born again!
Watch out for those roadside razor blades people!
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