Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:57 AM
Got some PR3's not long ago on the VFR1200.
After 1500 miles, picked up a nail in the rear tire.
The shop I took it to for the new tires happened to be open and on the way home the morning I noticed the nail.
They told me I've gotta replace the tire and didn't have one in stock.
They left the nail IN the tire and didn't plug the hole. (nail at a steep angle in the tread.)
There's a stinking NAIL IN MY TIRE and it's leaking air.
Today, the tire will be delivered.
Had to leave the bike at the shop.
A friend who works there swapped me for his triumph with fancy-pants flat-sided carburetors on it. That bike shouldn't be that fast.
Gotta love a mechanic that loans you HIS bike while yours is getting wrenched on.
Gotta hate a pretty much brand-new tire falling victim to a careless carpenter.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:13 AM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:46 AM
Ernie, I'd never borrow one of your scoots. I'd probably be immediately addicted to the gear whine and have to upgrade. ;)
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:29 AM
I would get the tire back from the dealer and give it to a fellow member who will plug it and run it.
I know some people just don't trust a plugged tire.
02 VFR w/99,000 miles plus! Penske, revalved forks, V1, PP/PR2's
Thinking about a valve check at 100k, NOT!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:42 AM