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well i went to go for a ride today and noticed that i have an industrial staple in my rear tire. :(
the tire is a bridgestone accolade and is a tube type on a spoked rim.
I measured the pressure and poured water over it. No bubbles or hiss. Tomorrow I am going to see what the pressure is... i have read that people leave things like this in the tire if the tire is holding air pressure. I dont know how far this thing goes in but i know if I pull it out Im screwed if it leaks.
So whats the normal way to deal with this. should i wait till tuesday and drive it a few miles to the shop. I have read that they will not repair a tire. and I dont have any of the tools i need to pull the tire off and repair the tube. I could replace the tire as its the original '01 tire...
how do you all deal with things like this?
Thanks to everyone who helped out with my other questions! this forum is great, im learning a lot...
ps--- what is a good replacement for the Bridgestone Accolade tire?
06-06-2009, 09:28 PM
I believe people leave it on just to get to their destination. I'm seeing this in 2 ways:
- if you're planning to bring the bike over to the dealer/local shop then don't take it out, but don't ride it in between.
- If you'll be taking the wheel to the shop then pull it out now and check it yourself.
How deep do you think it is? The tread part is normally pretty thick, unless yours' about to go?
the staple looks like it is on the edge of the high part of the tread... i dont think it goes into the tire it self, but the only way to check is to pull it out... then i have to take the whell off.
what do i need to take the wheel off? is it hard to align it again and get the chain tension right? the bike has a center stand so that helps...
06-06-2009, 09:55 PM
First time might be a bit tough with the adjust and things, but if you plan to do it often (to bring wheel to dealer, replace chain, clean, etc) might as well learn to do it. As for that model bike, I have no idea how hard it is. Hope someone else can answer that
06-24-2009, 09:57 PM
Don't feel bad about your bike you aren't alone, I got a screw in my front tire yesterday during a fun ride through downtown Dallas :D
06-25-2009, 01:24 AM
@ pkg: You have a tube style tire. It's basically an overgrown bicycle tire. I'd recommend some rim protectors and tire irons. Pull the wheel. Mark the damage and pull the staple. Mark how the tire is on the rim to keep the balance. Deflate by pulling the core out of the stem. Spoon off one side, pull the tube and patch it (or put in a new tube - your real life call). Check the inside of the tire for any unusual damage (I'd be surprised). Reverse to reinstall. Very slightly inflate the tube to make sure it isn't twisted. If you don't fix it - it just might fix you.
@ Silent: That seriously sux!
@ silent OUCH! that sux.
@iamgumby. yeah i know about the tube and i patch my bicycle tires all the time. but I dont have any of the tools to do this and its in a storage space, not my own garage (dont have one)
how often does this happen? and what if a get one around 200 miles from home? i know id just go to a dealer around there, but is there a bike towing service i should know about?
06-25-2009, 11:52 AM
Check with your insurance, you should be covered for towing. My bf was in a minor fender bender on the highway and he has Allstate, they came and picked up the bike. I have Progressive and have towing included too.
Bummer for both of you guys, (knocking on wood because they are replacing roofing in my area big time...I am going to get my metal detector out and go over the entire area each day....) so what do the repairs cost anyway?
Just an idea...I looked up all the dealerships in the areas that I roam around and put all of their numbers in my cell phone, gives me a little relief.
06-25-2009, 11:57 AM
Id just take the wheel off and have a shop patch it, or if its tubed put a new tube in it. It wouldnt cost too much, most shops will do it for around 30 bucks or so.
To take the rear wheel off, here is a basic rundown of what to do.
Loosen the rear axle, then loosen the chain adjusters. Pull the chain off the rear sprocket, and move it out of the way. Then carefully hold the wheel, and remove the axle. Watch the spacers, because they will need to be re-inserted later in proper orientation. Slowly remove the wheel, being extra careful not to bend the brake disk or tweak the caliper. The wheel should just slide right out. DO NOT hit the brakes once you have the rear wheel off.
Take the wheel to the shop, and let them patch it up.
Reverse the process to put the wheel back on.
06-25-2009, 12:05 PM
As far as alignment when you get it back on.
When you go to put the wheel back on, be super careful as you slide the wheel into position. Make sure the brake disk slides up into the caliper...DONT bend it. Put the spacer into position and slide the axle back in. Put the chain on the sprocket.
Now start tightening up the chain adjusters. Watch the tick marks on the sides of the swingarm and try to get them as close to the same as possible. And watch your chain to make sure its at the proper tension.
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/howto/string_align_motorcycle_wheels/index.html click on that link for tips on getting the alignment straight. Get it as straight as possible. Then lock down the rear axle.
This is of course if you have rear disk brakes...if its a drum, its a little easier.
06-29-2009, 11:05 PM
oh that screw sucks man.. it looks so dangerous... did you replace the tire yet?
06-30-2009, 05:03 AM
no not yet i have to air it up every day XD my bike is my primary vehicle since i am leaving to the marines in October, it doesnt rain here in Dallas much so it isnt bad having a bike as a primary during summer :D but I have money coming in 2 days I am gonna get a new tire, I am so tired of not being able to lean in fear that the bolt is gonna make me lose traction and slip from the front tire which would really suck XD
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