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Any suggestions of where to get it replaced in the LA area?
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That looks like a straight-forward puncture - you can mend that with some sticky string to keep you on the road until you sort out a dealer. At least that tyre is has had some good use, so it doesn't owe you much if anything.
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Sad thing is I only have 807 miles on the bike. Ugh. Great start to the week.
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tire
Location ?

Scooterwest can get you a tire in the day or vespa Sherman oaks

If you have time :

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/motorcycle/Vespa%20Tires

I put a 140 on the rear of mine

purchased from europe thou
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VSO, VTO, newport beach area at Massimo vespa shop.. and I think Greasy125 has a shop at old NOHO scooters
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Have you tried a tire repair kit those often works for punctures?
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Nailed
Just picked one up today also, remove and patch is what I will do

GB
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good luck
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Get it patched and ride on/
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Re: Blew back GTS 300 tire on the freeway
robinberumen wrote:
Any suggestions of where to get it replaced in the LA area?
I know it is just my opinion, but I am not a proponent of the "plug" or "patch" for a motorcycle/scooter tire. I prefer a "new" tire and not the chance a blow out, or any rapid deflation, at any speed. I think a new tire is a rather cheap insurance policy.

Since LA is such a large area, can you narrow down your location? That may assist any MV'ers for a repair shop recommendation.
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Simple----take wheel off scooter-----take to tire shop---have them repair from inside with large patch or "boot". Rebalance if they can---I use Ride On instead. Should be safe, unless great damage to tire from inside.

Bike shops do not like to repair tires and they are not tire professionals.
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patch it or plug it , definitely repairable.
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+1 to what jimc posted.

Glad it's only a puncture. People mention blowout and I immediately have visions of pieces of rubber tire all over the road with the wheel on the road with no rubber.

Now that would be terrifying.
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Patch
Had mine done , really easy with akrapovic exhaust

I changed all my torx to Ti hex head bolts

3 bolts exhaust off as a assy

Shock nut

Zip tye brake lever

removed swingarm assy

wheel off and waited at local m/c shop

20.00 later for patch and rebalance

Done
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It's even easier with sticky string - you don't have to take the wheel off. All done in a couple of minutes for no more than 50 cents...
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Again +1 to what jimc said. I carry a sticky string repair kit and 12 volt compressor in my top case.

Don't worry jimc. I'm behind you all the way on this one. Clown emoticon

Like you really need someone backing you up.
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Yes, a mini-compressor is essential out on the road.

Frankly, taking a wheel off and taking it to a tire shop just doesn't cut it when it's cold, raining, and you're miles from anywhere.


Sticky string rules!
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I use the stopngo tire plugger, and it works most of the time.It's a mushroom shape plug, and is made for motorcycle tires. They make a kit with co2 cartridges that is easy to carry, and has enough plugs and air to get you somewhere with a compressor. And, Jim, I know it costs more than 50 cents worth of sticky string and a small compressor. The reason shops are adverse to patching or plugging motorcycle tires is that if the plug or patch fails and you wreck, the odds are that they will get sued.
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looks like a simple punture
You need to put together a tire repair kit like this one so you don`t get stranded. CO2 inflator.
Can fix a puncture like that on the side of the road in about 20 minutes. No need to remove the tire.
No compressor needed and works good.

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What pressure will can air do?
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Re: Blew back GTS 300 tire on the freeway
pdc10814 wrote:
robinberumen wrote:
Any suggestions of where to get it replaced in the LA area?
I know it is just my opinion, but I am not a proponent of the "plug" or "patch" for a motorcycle/scooter tire. I prefer a "new" tire and not the chance a blow out, or any rapid deflation, at any speed. I think a new tire is a rather cheap insurance policy.

Since LA is such a large area, can you narrow down your location? That may assist any MV'ers for a repair shop recommendation.
That would be an expensive habit where I live. I get several punctures every year. If I had to throw away new tires because of punctures, my gas savings would be eaten up by rubber cost. I have never had a patched puncture fail, on cars or bikes, including in Africa.
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Mudnman wrote:
What pressure will can air do?
One 40 gram cylinder + 28-30 psi avg.. Two 40 gram cylinders, much more.

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