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tire changing went alot smoother than previous 3 changes.things that made it easier was help from forum,no-mar demount bar,3 no-mar spoons,the yellow thing,tire lube,wood blocks and we also got our tire changer rebuilt to accept no-mar tire clamps.bytheway tire didnt need any added weight.thanks again for help with dot.
 

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Tire changing is a job I hate, I always end up breaking or marking something. Nowadays I limit myself to taking the wheel out and bringing it to one of my GWRRA buddies who has a tire changer.
Kudos to you for doing it all yourself.
 

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I took a roofing nail to the rear tire at the jobsite. It still holds air but is a bit scary. i need to change the tire soon now. Brand new rear tire too.
 

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Plug the tire and run it until it is worn out.
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Double R if you need to change the tire and you don't have the tools that don't scratch your wheels,we bought some feed pans for our horses that were made of rubber,the top has a lip around it ,we cut strips from that and made better rim protecters than the hard plastic ones we bought.
 

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I would remove the tire and put a patch in the inside of the tire...But that me...everyone should there own thing...
 

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the donlop site recomends plug and patch.My flat on a e3 donlop was beyond repair having a 1 and a half inch cut clear through and a roofing tack.My luck with short cuts isn't very good,kinda glad i didn't have a choice.
 

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Double R wrote:
I took a roofing nail to the rear tire at the jobsite. It still holds air but is a bit scary. i need to change the tire soon now. Brand new rear tire too.

I had a similar experience and went with a 'radial patch' and rode that tire out to the wear bars.

Here'sthe post showingthe type of plug/patchwas used - http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/view_post.php?post_id=409323



and my experience with it - ttp://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/view_post.php?post_id=736895

Bottom line - if I had a nearly new tire with lots of miles left on it and the puncture (not a rip/tear) was in the centre of the tread and the inside carcase of the tire was still in good shape, I wouldn't hesitate to do the same thing again. YMMV



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I picked op a screw in the center of the rear tire. Like Double R I didn't know if I should throw away a almost new tire or make repairs. I decided to plug the tire. Glad I did because I am still riding on it today and 6K miles later. It is whatever you think is best for you. I wouldn't try repairing a tire that was damaged in the side of the tire.
 
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