Rear tyre damage

Discussion in 'Technical' started by jimbobs, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. jimbobs

    jimbobs Ol'Timer

    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
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  3. Captain Wally

    Captain Wally Ol'Timer

    Sidewall. - I'd ignore the local advice and buy a new tyre.

    The experts agree with me.
  4. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

    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.
  5. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    Scrap & replace - sidewall repair would be very risky.
  6. jimbobs

    jimbobs Ol'Timer

    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
  7. CraigBKK

    CraigBKK Ol'Timer

    Any more info on the shop? i.e. name, area etc. Thanks
  8. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    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.
  9. jimbobs

    jimbobs Ol'Timer

    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
  10. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    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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