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Patching a tire?
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Took my wife out to lunch today and she spotted a screw in the rear tire of the Max. An 1 5/8" drywall screw fully inserted but was still holding 36 pounds of pressure a few hours after arrival at home. Almost like someone screwed it in there it was so straight in. What are your opinions on patching and most importantly are there any safety concerns? This is my first tire issue after many years of riding. I am running the Bridgestone Exedra G526 and only had about 1250 miles on it so I hate to buy a new tire but am seriously considering it, especially for safety sake. I ride daily to work and have been known to put an appearance in at the strip as well so high speed is not unusual. Any thoughts?

Posted on: 2012/4/26 0:12


Re: Patching a tire?
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I had this dilemma on my first vmax and just replaced it. This is your life your betting upon and do you want to take a risk of using a patched tired? I personally would rather just pay the money to replace the tire and have a solid piece of mind of your safety! If it was a 4 wheel, patch it, 2 wheel, replace it IMHO......

If you like to light up your rear tire, have fun and smoke it up then just replace it.

Posted on: 2012/4/26 8:38
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