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post #1 of 31 Old 05-11-2019, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Darn the luck!

Went out on the bike last night and was pulling into the drive when I noticed that the dash was showing that the rear tire was @ 30# of pressure. I normally keep it around 42#. I pulled into the garage and went to bed. Got up this morning and first thing checked the pressure to find it wouldn't register on the gauge. I had an eye exam this morning 1st thing, so I went to that and picked up a compressor @ Walmart and came home. Filled the tire and heard the dreaded hisssss. Rolled the bike forward a bit and the hiss went to a louder HISSSSS. Darn the luck...picked up a screw, and not in a good way!

Very grateful I didn't go down on the 101 Loop @ 80 mph! To make matters a bit more frustrating, I tried to get her up on the center stand but no love. I just don't have enough oomph. So, I guess I'm stuck putting a plug in her to get her to the shop.

I called Go Arizona Motorsports and they told me that they wouldn't be able to pick her up till Tues and they conveniently didn't have an Brigstone 190/55/17 in stock either. They did however, have a set of Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT's for the grand sum mounted and balanced for $500 that they can install tomorrow about 2pm. They did give me the option of ordering the Stone for $225, but I wouldn't get the bike back till the weekend. So, I think I'll just pull the trigger for a set on new shoes and get the Michelin's tomorrow as long as the plug holds for the trip there.

Sad part is I only had 4K on the Stones. Oh well, luck of the draw!
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I'd plug it and ride it until the tire is worn. I've ridden many a tire, for many thousands of miles at speed without issue.

I'd not even think twice about it.

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Ditto Marc and Duane. Put a plug in and monitor the pressure. I've ridden till the tread was gone on multiple occasions after putting a plug in. (as long as it was not in the sidewall).
Good luck.

P.S. Are you working with the guys on the west side or Scottsdale? I can vouch of the Scottsdale guys, they're solid folks. (have not been to the Peoria shop, so cannot comment)
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We plug tires on our track bikes and never have any issues. Just use a plug kit that includes the glue as it helps lubricate for insertion and also causes the plug to seal better.
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I wonít go to Peoria anymore. Itís half as far. Nuff said
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Ditto Marc and Duane. Put a plug in and monitor the pressure. I've ridden till the tread was gone on multiple occasions after putting a plug in. (as long as it was not in the sidewall).
Good luck.

P.S. Are you working with the guys on the west side or Scottsdale? I can vouch of the Scottsdale guys, they're solid folks. (have not been to the Peoria shop, so cannot comment)

Just went to the Peoria shop yesterday. Seemed like an ordinary place...Met a fellow from Europe there that was on a GTL and he recommended a place in Phoenix called MotoGhost located @ 21628 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85024. They are close Sunday and Monday but they work exclusively on BMW. Anyone have any experience with them?

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They have a very good rep with the local BMW chapter,AZBeemers. Ive never been but have heard good things.

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Gummy worm with a little rubber cement to slide it in easier. Then forget about it until the tire wears to the point of replacement.
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Safety Seal is my choice. I have a RoadSmart III that has had a plug in it for about 6000mi. The tire now has close to 8000mi on it. It's getting close to replacement.
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