well, I have fixed a tire that caught a nail. The nail was not in the thread. The manual says that you could ride with a repaired tire but not to exceed 55-60 mph. This is meant in case it happens too far from home or close to a shop where you could get a new tire installed. I fixed mine with a plug type from Walmart and it is holding just fine after 1000 miles. I will be purchasing new tires around april
The bike shop would rather sell you a tire. This is one of those ongoing debates like car oil vs bike oil and such.
Sometimes it is safe to repair a tire. If it is a nail type puncture in the tread area that is not visible once the object is removed you can safely repair the tire by patching it on the inside, no plugs. If you want this type repair you might end up having to do it yourself. I patch my tires and ride them as hard as unpatched tires. Tires I don't feel safe patching I throw away. In the end it is your ass, but don't let someone scare you with old wives tales.
I caught a small piece of broken glass right in the tread groove of my rear tire once... man that sucked. patched it with a broken toothpick and crazy glue [)] - kinda sad, but it was enough to get to the dealership and get some new rubber. They told me the same thing about not repairing punctures. I took their word for it... tires aren't somethin i wanna gamble with.
I know there are kits you can buy to patch tires with, but I have never used one. How hard is it to do, and would I have to take the tire off? Also, what is the rear tire size for my 99 6r? I'm an hour away from the bike at school... Anyone know a cheap place online, or what tire does everyone recommend?
check out Rob lee's tire section in the FAQ section. he got the info from testing some magazine did. it test diffrent tires on a R6, i think. try www.mawonline.com, i saw some good prices or jsut head to a shop and ask for prices. i have a dunlop 208, paid $190 for tire, mount, and balance.
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