screw in tire

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by ggold, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. ggold

    ggold New Member

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    noticed a screw in front tire of springer classic it is not leaking now, I'm headed to leesburgh tomorrow, should I plug it, leave it and forget about it or change tire, it is a new tire. I understand the risk.
     
  2. rayhdavidson

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    Plug it with a repair plug kit. Unless you have gone already. Ha!
     
  3. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    Change the tire, live to ride another day.
    I carry a plug kit on trips and have used it, but kept speeds below 35mph till I got to a shop for a replacement.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Springer classic...

    You have spokes on that...no?

    Can't plug tires on spokes, they have a tube.

    Some patch/replace but for safety sake I would replace it.

    Plugging should be a temp fix to get you home in any event and there should be a replacement tire on the way.

    Unlike cars that have 4 wheels, bikes are less forgiving when a damaged tire takes an early retirement while you are riding.

    What cost would you put on your life as opposed to the cost of a new tire?
     
  5. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    There we go I never thought about the Spokes :hii
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That's why were BOTH here :D

    Slept good last night, the gray matter is working today.
     
  7. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    I worked in the shop most of the night making dyno pulls & writing a new map for a friends Fatboy, He bought a Jims 120 and sent it to Branch for Pro street build. Made 165hp & 156ftq at 6400rpm on 93 pump gas.
     
  8. glider

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    That's some nice healthy numbers for sure.
    More HP than TQ?
     
  9. Not Very PC

    Not Very PC R.I.P

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    Huge cams and ports. If this wasn't a "B" motor numbers would be better. But a 6500rpm limit stops that.
    It didn't start coming on the cam till 4000rpms.
    I would have chosen 60G cams instead of the 64Gs he used.
     
  10. glider

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    Agreed, 4K is a bit high to start working. How much is anyone going to constantly ride over 4K to utilize the power.

    B motors spinning 6500....eeeeeeeowwwww