Bheckel169 Posted April 7, 2007 Share Posted April 7, 2007 Inspecting my rear tire today after a ride and noticed a small nail firmly embedded in the middle of the tire in the groove. This is a Michelin Pilot Road and has 4300 miles on it. From a safety standpoint, I'm alway one to err on the side of caution and get a new tire and patch the old one and have it for a spare. I've got a couple long rides in the next two months and a simple patch job would probably get it done, but, not having any experience with these tires or for that matter a flat on any of my motorcycles in over 13 years (fingers crossed), I'm not sure what makes practical sense here. The tire is still inflated and I can ride it down to the shop. I know new tires are pricey for my 1200 RT, but the expense for a new tire is something I would not factor in in my decision. It's all about safety and long term wear after a nail has gone in. This is a straight, simple puncture. Your thoughts, Bruce Link to comment
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