Thursday, May 28, 2009
Cleaning up the world, one nail at a time.
Out enjoying the beautiful weather a few days ago, and noticed that after turning off of Ind-67 onto Ind-39 that the bike started handling a little wonky. Got off to find a big nail in the rear tire (no picture, camera was at home). Luckily I was close to KT and Chris' house and limped the bike over there. After trying fruitlessly to use an AutoZone plug, Chris took me home.
I returned two days later to get the wheel off of the bike ready to bite the bullet and buy a new rear tire (>$200). The current tire was no where near worn and less than one year old :-(. Apparently, the guys at Cycle Outfitters can plug and patch motorcycle tires from the inside, which is about $50, needless to say it was a good day at the motorcycle store.
Now, I'll just have to see how it rides!