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Whats up all..just picked up a 04 gsxr 750 3 weeks ago. I love this bike. It's my first bike and I don't know much about bikes. In 3 weeks I have put 800 miles and already stacked once. But i take it as a good learning experience. The bike is all fixed. pretty minor.

Anyway I got a nail in my rear tire. can that be repaired or should I get a new tire? Thanks for any help.
 

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Welcome to the site.

Get a new tire, you can get kits to plug them, but they are usually only rate at 55mph and when you only have 2 tires, and one has a chance of blowing, your not looking at good stats there. Just buy a new one, might be expensive but worth it if the other one blows and causes even more damage.
 

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Amen Brother, gods angels only do the posted speed limit, so whatever over that you on you own, minimize the risk.
 

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hell iu did an indicated 173 on a plugged tire!!

but buy a new one if you have da $$$
 

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I wouldn't chance it, i've seen what can happend when a tired blows at those speeds.
 

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ronayers.com is a good one, i like the michelin pilot sport tires.
 

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I am a Michelin Baby that is all i ride with now Pilots of course
 

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skibum91 said:
I wouldn't chance it, i've seen what can happend when a tired blows at those speeds.
akira yangawa @ mugello anyone? 202mph rear tire explosion=WHEEEEeeeeeee :eek:
 

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and mladin at like 180 had one go.
 

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still taking a risk with that. It would be best to just buy a new tire.
 

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Yup, I agree on that too....Don't want to gamble with your new bike on a tire repair.....

Congrats on your new bike except for the nail though....
 

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man its better to go ahead and fork out the $$ for a new tire than to have it pluged and it blows on you at 100+ then you got fork out the $$$ for those medical bills and worst of all bike repairs plus a new tire. BTW I like th pilot sports
 

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very good advice ^^^^^^^^ :)
 

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scottatbhm said:
If you can't afford a new tire, the second best solution is a vulcanizing patch applied from the inside.
I will second that. But the patch is only as good as the person who puts it on. I have ran a tire down through the threads and started showing the patch. At that point i got a new tire
 

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Yup $$ for a new tire is way cheaper than taking a chance and spending $$$ and time on fixing a bike, injury...skin grafts...etc, etc....
 

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stop whoring now 92, wouldn't want big bad gsxrsrad yelling at you and getting pissed, hahaha :eek: :D
 

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i would have to agree with everyone else don't patch the tires save yourself the trouble and get a brand new tires. because i heard alot of thing about patch tires
damn ski let him whore all he want
 
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