Oh man that was close!

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1/30/2019 8:00 PM

Been getting in some good rides (street and dirt) lately while the weather is awesome this time of yr in AZ.

Anyway, did a 160 mile loop in the local mountains with a group of friends last weekend and my G/F on the back.

So yesterday I rolled my bike around in the garage and saw this! shocked

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What's really weird is it doesn't LEAK!

Tire is 10 months old and has about 4000 miles on it. Not sure if I should try putting a plug in it?

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1/30/2019 8:04 PM

My fleet shop for work won’t plug anything that involves the sidewall and will replace any tire with sidewall issues. That’s on cars/SUV’s.

I wouldn’t plug a street bike tire ever, but that’s because I would be paranoid by the thought of a motorcycle tire being compromised.

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1/30/2019 8:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 8:31 PM

If it doesn't leak after pulling it out then it never went through the belts. Personally, I would ride on it (and have done that on more than one occasion). But, you're carrying a passenger so that's a different story. I don't think you should have an issue with it but it's your call obviously.

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1/30/2019 8:46 PM

I strongly recomend this

Simple and works really well.
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1/30/2019 8:54 PM

Just glad you're both okay, it could've been sketchy.

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1/30/2019 9:00 PM

Thanks guys I went and ordered this for $106 shipped to the door.
Can't beat Rocky Mountain!
And I like supporting RM as they support Moto. smile Photo

Bridgestone Battlax S21 Hypersport Rear Motorcycle Tire 180/55ZR-17 (73W) - Rear - 2001

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1/30/2019 9:03 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 9:04 PM

oldblood wrote:

Just glad you're both okay, it could've been sketchy.

Thanks man, yea we were at 110 + when it was "safe"....

Can't imagine what it would have been like if my tire went FLAT! ermm

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1/30/2019 9:05 PM

I've been running mostly S21s the last couple of years. I really like them. I also run the Dunlop Q3+. Whichever happens to have the best deal at the time. Usually one of them has a good rebate.

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