Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Bummer, Kent. But at least you knew there was a problem before you got way out on the road somewhere.
I know how you feel. I picked up a nail with 50 miles on a new tire and didn't discover it until we were packed and ready to go on a two-week trip. I had to scramble to get the tire replaced as all the shops were closed.
When we got back from our trip, I had the old tire fixed with a proper inside patch done by a qualified tire shop then left it in the garage as a spare. I later rode that tire to the end of its tread without any problems.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...