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I had a flat yesterday, on my rear
Pirelli and had it repaired, and I didn't have
access to my compressor, so I wanted to put it back on full of air....
a fella on the board said he used wax paper too help slip it in...
I didn't have that either,so I used a plastic grocery bag...worked perfect,
a little wiggling, and it slipped right on.

No oils, grease, or mess of any kind. The tire had 38 lbs in it, I
let some out to 32...after the install.

I was fortunate to have all the tools I needed, socket wrench,
with short pipe for handle extension, hex wrench for highway
peg removal, and a plastic bag.

I also new the exact procedure from experience and from
watching the videos several times. over the years. I never
had to cuss or feel the least bit frustrated, the fellas at
Discount Tire plugged and patched from the inside...right
at closing time...for free.

The tire had a small nail, near the center, and this tire only
has about 5,000 miles on it, so I'm not worried about the
repair in the least.

I'm very happy it's a run flat tire, but I didn't ride on it at all,
after I discovered it was flat, in the morning, when I did my
"fairly" regular walk around.
 

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G20k, that's good to here. Many different ways to get a tire back on.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:



And just think, I was made fun of because my tire could be fixed with a plastic Walmart bag!:lol::lol::lol:
 

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They work good for dental floss too..in a pinch..ha ha ha
 

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and rain boots too!

Good idea for mounting that tire.
 

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The bag can also be used for that not so good looking.......... Oh, that is not motorcycle related! :eek:4::lol::lol:
 

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But doesn't it look odd with the grocery bag sticking out the side of the tire?:shock:
 

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Great improvisation. After my last tire change, I just folded up the wax paper I used and put it in my tool bag I carry on the bike. :thumbup:

I had a flat yesterday, on my rear
Pirelli and had it repaired, and I didn't have
access to my compressor, so I wanted to put it back on full of air....
a fella on the board said he used wax paper too help slip it in...
I didn't have that either,so I used a plastic grocery bag...worked perfect,
a little wiggling, and it slipped right on.

No oils, grease, or mess of any kind. The tire had 38 lbs in it, I
let some out to 32...after the install.

I was fortunate to have all the tools I needed, socket wrench,
with short pipe for handle extension, hex wrench for highway
peg removal, and a plastic bag.

I also new the exact procedure from experience and from
watching the videos several times. over the years. I never
had to cuss or feel the least bit frustrated, the fellas at
Discount Tire plugged and patched from the inside...right
at closing time...for free.

The tire had a small nail, near the center, and this tire only
has about 5,000 miles on it, so I'm not worried about the
repair in the least.

I'm very happy it's a run flat tire, but I didn't ride on it at all,
after I discovered it was flat, in the morning, when I did my
"fairly" regular walk around.
 

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But doesn't it look odd with the grocery bag sticking out the side of the tire?:shock:
Ha Ha...I'm not sure if you are joking or don't get the concept,
but I'm laughing anyway.

:thumbup::lol:
 
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