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post #1 of 11 Old 04-30-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Need rear tire asap

Hey guys I'm up in glen rose tx with a nail in my rear tire. I need rec's for a tire brand, mostly pavement some off road.
Thanks and I'll be checking back

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-30-2013, 06:27 PM
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What ever the local dealer has in the emergency. Been there done that in Pocatello ID. I had a tire drop shipped UPS from my local tire dealer to the Motel 6.
I hated the 18 inch tire on the back of BMW!
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thanks for the input guys. we were able to find a shop a few miles from where we were overnighting. i just went with a battlewing and they were able to overnight it. all seems good on the tech side, 'cept he forgot to pump the rear brake up, lol, and of course the psi is low.

the nail was in the tread and when we pulled it out a bit a gurgle came along with it and we just stuck it back in right away. i have ride-on installed so i'm thinking it did the trick and kept the leak sealed. i rode it to supper that night and around this morning while we waited for the call from the shop when new tire arrived. the stock trailwing has 7k on it and was pretty worn down the center (texas roads), so hubby opted for new rear tire which i was more comfortable with and the dealer was able to come through, otherwise i would have ridden it home as is.

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thanks for the input guys. we were able to find a shop a few miles from where we were overnighting. i just went with a battlewing and they were able to overnight it. all seems good on the tech side, 'cept he forgot to pump the rear brake up, lol, and of course the psi is low.

the nail was in the tread and when we pulled it out a bit a gurgle came along with it and we just stuck it back in right away. i have ride-on installed so i'm thinking it did the trick and kept the leak sealed. i rode it to supper that night and around this morning while we waited for the call from the shop when new tire arrived. the stock trailwing has 7k on it and was pretty worn down the center (texas roads), so hubby opted for new rear tire which i was more comfortable with and the dealer was able to come through, otherwise i would have ridden it home as is.

So what new tire did you decide upon????

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Similar story - I found a nail in the rear tire two weeks ago. With Ride-On installed, I thought I'd be Ok, but I pulled the nail and the tire leaked like crazy. Went with Pirelli Scorpion rear.
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-07-2013, 05:53 PM
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The Battlewing's you picked is not a bad choice. I just replaced a BW on the front of my Wee that had 10,000+ on it. Probably could've gotten more if I paid stricter attention to the PSI and had more curves in my commute--the tread on the edges was at 70-80% still. My rear BW has over 12K on it and should be good for the summer.
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That's sounds unusual that you got more miles from the rear tire than the front. I thought it was common to get about twice the miles out of the front tire than the rear. But, I guess there are a lot of variables.
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If the tyre still has good tread why don't you people just plug the punctures?

That's one of the big bonuses of having tubeless tyres in the first place.

I've done it many times, both on the side of the road and also when I worked as a tyre fitter in my younger years.

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If the tyre still has good tread why don't you people just plug the punctures?

That's one of the big bonuses of having tubeless tyres in the first place.

I've done it many times, both on the side of the road and also when I worked as a tyre fitter in my younger years.
For my case, I was due for a new rear tire in the next month or so anyway.
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