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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Rear tire. Sucked in a screw. Joy. Gorgeous day to ride and I can't. Hd for a tire 280.00 for a 407
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I do my own tires and get most of mine from denniskirk, mine is $200! I have never paid over $100 for a tire! My last bike still has the tire on it that i put on it when i built it, it has 19,000 on it and is about half worn. Its a kenda kruz, and i paid $80.

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Don't know if I would ever try those other tire makers. I was planning on changing my myself, but last time I bent a rotor. Going to and indy mechanic tomorrow.

Also if I could've a less expensive tire that fit the pin I would've. And not sure of running a radial either

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Man, y'all need to cut the code. A Dunlop 407 isn't radial. If you got it from a HD shop that is the 180-65B 16.
I stay away from the "off brands" too. Some are probably very good, but some of the recommendations seem a bit far out. Who's to say.

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Man, y'all need to cut the code. A Dunlop 407 isn't radial. If you got it from a HD shop that is the 180-65B 16.
I stay away from the "off brands" too. Some are probably very good, but some of the recommendations seem a bit far out. Who's to say.

Good luck on the tire fix.

Actually, he is riding a Kingpin. the HD 407 is a 180-55b-18. I had one on my Pin.It is the best rear tire I have run on it. It lasted about 13000 miles. Handled better too.

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Rear tire. Sucked in a screw. Joy. Gorgeous day to ride and I can't. Hd for a tire 280.00 for a 407
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Can't you plug it? Is it in the sidewall or on the outside edge of the tread?
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Thought of plugging it, its just off of center of the tread. Everything I have read about plugging leads me to think its a temp thing to get to the dealer for new rubber. That the plug drops the speed rating of the tire and not a good thing to do and continue to ride on it.

I know alot of people have ran a plugged tire, but I'm not going to play with safety on a bike.

I never said the D407 was radial, some people run radials on the pins. They came with bias tires, my dealer quoted me on Avon Venoms. While the Stones exdra or w/e they are called are at a pretty nice price, I rather not take the chance on spending money of tires and end up with a wobbly pos ride.

so for now 6500 miles on the clock new D407 going on the rear and the stock front is still in place.

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Default An inner tube?

I know a rider who had a flat and mechanic put in an inner tube after examining screw hole and tire condition. Is this safe?
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the tire could have just been patched no tube needed.

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I'd plug it.
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