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venomous_zx


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2012 14r - low and long-
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posted March 19, 2012 12:52 AM        
it never fails with a new bike

it never fails when i get a new bike from the dealership that i get a nail in the rear tire... i have 350 miles on my 2012 14r and i spotted a nail in my rear.... my 2 previous bike were new from the dealership and they too got a nail in the rear tire with only a few hundred miles....... is it me and my luck?? maybe its my magnetism..... is someone setting me up? or maybe the wife is trying to get rid of me and cash in... lol............. anyone care to share their rear tire mishaps?
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shawnski


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posted March 19, 2012 01:00 AM        
it happened to me once with my new 05 zx12r.. few hundred miles on it..
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venomous_zx


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posted March 19, 2012 01:06 AM        
it happened on my 06 636 and my 07 6r... on top of that the stealership wants 80 bones to patch it up... lol. i just put plugs myself...
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big nickel 14


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posted March 19, 2012 03:58 AM        
not just you venom, lost brand new rear { 3 weeks} & a front following month. a wood screw, then a roofing nail & i dont trust plugs
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fullthrottlekaw


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posted March 19, 2012 05:18 AM        
Had a small hole in mine two days after I got it back from the dealer luckily I was able to plug it
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zx12mark


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posted March 19, 2012 05:26 AM        
our tyres are like glue...it happens to me also..patch from the inside.i do plug when i`m out on the road.i carry a kit and compressor.it all fits under my zx12r seat......
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FearsomeKawasaki


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posted March 19, 2012 06:21 AM        
Had my 12r on the dyno and stood behind it as it was spun up. Moved to see the screen and a nail in the rear tyre let go and went straight through the metal door behind the dyno. One of those....fxxk......moments!
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Beondwacko


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posted March 19, 2012 07:12 AM        
Better a nail in the rear tire than a tip-over after only a few weeks of ownership.
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venomous_zx


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posted March 19, 2012 07:34 AM        Edited By: venomous_zx on 19 Mar 2012 21:35
i just plugged the tire now with a plug...... its holding... ive used plugs with success and no fail... it held all the way till my white threads where showing in the tire... (ya i really used to get everything i could out of my tires) but i dont go hauling ass very often...its rare.... plugs will hold if done right...but ya i prefer patches from the inside... i just dont have the tools right now to remove the tire from rim to put patch... and the dealership charging 80 bux to do it...

side not: thats true beondwacko
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Bigbore4


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posted March 19, 2012 06:42 PM        
I'll plug a rear and run it out. Been using plugs for 30 years and never had one fail.
Front's a different story though. I'll plug a front but change it out at first chance.

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CrotchRocket


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posted March 20, 2012 05:37 AM        
quote:
I'll plug a rear and run it out. Been using plugs for 30 years and never had one fail.
Front's a different story though. I'll plug a front but change it out at first chance.


I had a rear michelin with 3 plugs...no problems!!!

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eklipse636


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posted March 20, 2012 07:41 AM        
*knock on wood* I'm over 10 years I've never had a nail in my tire!
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lucassm


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posted March 30, 2012 11:25 AM        
Had it happen on brand new tire on my Suzuki, I plugged it but didnt ride on it long. wate of money lol but one of thoes things that happens.
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venomous_zx


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posted March 30, 2012 11:56 AM        
love me some tire plugs cause they really work... ive ben reading about mushroom shaped plugs. they are a cool idea but drawback is they dont use glue.. they have a tendency to fall into your tire. oops
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blackbullet76


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posted March 30, 2012 04:29 PM        
Just had a new rear tire mounted on my 2001 ZX-6R (my first bike) and didn't get maybe 50 miles out of it and got a nail in it. I noticed it riding funny, so I pulled over and saw the nail and it was losing air pretty fast. Made it to a market that had an air pump outside. That got me home in time. I ended up plugging the tire and did some mega burnouts...then got another tire. Had better luck with that one :-)
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venomous_zx


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posted March 30, 2012 09:24 PM        
thats a fast way to seal the plug in.... do burnouts.. lol
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