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Old 08-12-2017, 10:25 AM   #1
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We all have had nails and screws in our tires, I can understand short nails , but a 16 penny nail buried all the way straight in? Had to ride home about 8 miles on a rear flat and found the nail and was surprised when pulling it out, It just kept coming....
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:58 PM   #2
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Those typically don't cause damage to the tire core. Patch your tube/new tube or if no tube inside patch and ride! I've had 3 or 4 3/8" bolts in rear tires...
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:16 PM   #3
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Those typically don't cause damage to the tire core. Patch your tube/new tube or if no tube inside patch and ride! I've had 3 or 4 3/8" bolts in rear tires...
Tube was a total Loss a 3" tear. 3/8" bolts ?
That's a new one for me.
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On my truck I took half a pair of pliers through my tire once. A Llanteria was able to put enough plugs in the hole to get me home since it was a late Friday afternoon. And of course this happened right after my 1 year warranty expired (first and last time I don't buy tire insurance for $450 tires!)
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On my truck I took half a pair of pliers through my tire once. A Llanteria was able to put enough plugs in the hole to get me home since it was a late Friday afternoon. And of course this happened right after my 1 year warranty expired (first and last time I don't buy tire insurance for $450 tires!)
Our GapVax took a 6" piece of angle iron a couple weeks ago. Went thru the outside tire, thru the inner side wall and cut the side wall of the tire next to it. Both tires were $450ea then to get a truck out with tools to change it cost me another $300. Really sad part was all 12 rear tires were replaced in March. All had less than 500 miles on them.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #6
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Driving up to Flagstaff, years ago... heard something funny, pulled over...

It was a fork.

Sucker was in deep, but luckily didn't go all the way through.

A fork...
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Driving up to Flagstaff, years ago... heard something funny, pulled over...

It was a fork.

Sucker was in deep, but luckily didn't go all the way through

A fork...
You got forked... I've had all kinds of metal impale my truck , trailers and car tires .First time a 16 penny nail in my bike tire. Plenty in my truck tires going to the dump usually a bent one through the sidewalls.
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Somehow ran over a valve stem and it impaled itself in the middle of my truck tire. Unfortunately, it didn't have a core. Deflated that tire real quick!
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Thats a new one!
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Open end/box end wrench speared a rear tire on my Corvette once. Immediate deflation! Limped 3 miles on my run flats to a gas station, with the box end of the wrench whap-whap-whapping against my fenderwell the whole way. Had to replace rear tires, and fender liner. At least I got a new wrench outta the deal!
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i once ran over such but rusty. on my mt bike. went through both the tire and tube twice, (tread and sidewall) and sealed up at both puncture points.

i am very good at destroying tires. not the first such tire destroyed in such a way (truck, cage, moto bike, pedal bike).

if it stays at least semi sealed till you get to where you can safety fix the flat, you are miles ahead of the game.
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Open end/box end wrench speared a rear tire on my Corvette once. Immediate deflation! Limped 3 miles on my run flats to a gas station, with the box end of the wrench whap-whap-whapping against my fenderwell the whole way. Had to replace rear tires, and fender liner. At least I got a new wrench outta the deal!
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