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I was just inspecting my rear tire and found a screw in the center of the tread area. I removed the screw and the tire appears to be holding constant air pressure. The tire is a Bridgestone G704 and is about half worn as indicated by the wear bars . My question is do I let it go or replace the tire:shrug::shock::shrug:?

UPDATE: turns out the tire was leaking about 1/2 pound per hour, also found a small staple in the tire near the side of the tread.Fortunately Southern Powersports was open and had the G704 on sale for $169.99. Got there at 4:30 and was out by 5:05 with new tire. Thanks for the replies
 

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Check pressure is at 41 psi and use some soapy water to check for bubbles. If there is no leak I'd keep running the tire.
 

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Like the man said, soapy water to be sure of no leak. If the screw did not penetrate the inner bladder layer, you are good to ride.

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I rode this tire for 9,000 miles after I backed out the screw. Just through the carcass and not the balloon.



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A few years ago on one of my previous GW's (1990) I was riding the interstate at night pulling my camper trlr. & started hearing a clicking by back tire. Made it to campsite safely & didn't notice anything wrong as it was dark outside. Next morning in the daylight I inspected rear tire closely to see a large nail punctured through side of tire & was lightly hitting frame each time tire rotated. Checked tire pressure & no loss of air. Had to ride 40 miles to nearest Dealer in Tulsa, OK to get new tire. A scary situation but it turned out ok.
 
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