Rear tyre damage

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  1. jimbobs

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    I have a nail in the sidewall of my versys rear tyre
    the locals are saying it's an easy fix
    the bike has only done 3200klms
    Do i ignore their advice and buy a new tyre
    i have been quoted 6900b from kawasaki
    I
     
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    Sidewall. - I'd ignore the local advice and buy a new tyre.

    The experts agree with me.
    http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.eu/dunlop_uk/mc/what_sets_dunlop_apart/tyre_care/
     
  3. SilverhawkUSA

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    I also agree with you. Tyres and brakes. Two of the main items I don't want failing regardless of replacement cost. The results of a sidewall failure would most likely be much more expensive than 6900 baht.
     
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    Scrap & replace - sidewall repair would be very risky.
     
  5. jimbobs

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    I am back in LOS tomorrow and i have found a tyre off a shop in BKK
    It is the original brand tyre that came with the Versys for 5350b + 200b delivery
    That is quite a saving on the 6900b that Kawasaki wanted
    This is his email address, [email protected] he is in BKK and he answers Email
     
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    Any more info on the shop? i.e. name, area etc. Thanks
     
  7. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

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    The OEM Versys tires are crap tho... :/
    Common gripe in past reviews are the "wooden" tires.
    You can do much better at that price point.
     
  8. jimbobs

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    It's just to get me back on the road Tony
    i will pumP for good 50/ 50 tyres now ime back
    i have been getting a lot of tyre punctures because if the area Ime in

    the bike only has About 3000 klms on it and since you sorted tha klx and I have been using the ZX6r I havnt been using it much
    i wil upgrade once I know what I want and it is just a spare for when my mates come who will not ride it hard
    its just a spare at the moment and will have the scrambler, Gs800 or the tiger later on next year so I will just see how it goes
    i respect your input you know that but untill I start riding it properly it will do mate
     
  9. Franz

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    No repairs !! Only new tyres !! (only repair to be done are on the profiled areas and should be only temporary as having a flat at higher speeds is not fun at all) 50/50 ? Have you ever tried Pirellis MT60 ?? You'll find them very good also on tarmac and without a question the best one can get right now for dual use. Not cheap though but body protection, brakes and tyres one should not be a Khee-neow as hopefully also you value your life as something priceless. What's the point in having a "hundreds of thousands THB bike" and fitting "Satang gear" onto it.................;)
     

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