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just bought a 01 gsxr 600, one of the tires have been punctured. i read somewhere that the tire should be replaced right away, is this true?
i would. what’s ur life worth to you? also if the bike has set awhile (not sure) it would be in ur best interest to change both of her shoes. please don’t ask what kind of tires lol. there are 100's of threads on the issue. congratz on the bike:thumbup:
 

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well i wouldnt mind livin through the summer so... im thinking about pickin up a set of michelin pilot powers. just gotta bite the bullet and spend the extra $450 i guess.


*** yeah the bike has been sittin for about 3-4 years. just picked it up, i changed the rear pads and im probably gonna put new front pads in today, also bought a new chain and did a tune up on it. guess ill buy new tires and complete the... re-newal? i guess you could call it.
 

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There are a couple different schools of thought on that. If it's a nail or screw puncture (not a gash) within the tread area, sure, I'll repair it. I've plugged several motorcycle tires and countless car tires, and I've never had one fail. And I've never either personally known anyone, or even read about anyone having an accident that was caused by a tire patch or plug failure.

It's a judgment thing I guess. I wouldn't plug a track tire (wouldn't pass tech inspection anyway) but I don't have a problem riding on the street with a plugged tire. Obviously, you can't go wrong by replacing the tire.
 

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well i wouldnt mind livin through the summer so... im thinking about pickin up a set of michelin pilot powers. just gotta bite the bullet and spend the extra $450 i guess.


*** yeah the bike has been sittin for about 3-4 years. just picked it up, i changed the rear pads and im probably gonna put new front pads in today, also bought a new chain and did a tune up on it. guess ill buy new tires and complete the... re-newal? i guess you could call it.
good idea, also change all the fluids if it sat that long. brake's and everything
 

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yeah i flushed all the fluids. only thing i really need now to get on the road is a headlight and upper fairing. dont know where to find a decent price for those though.
 
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