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Old 11-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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100 Miles and Damn Nail in back tire

Well, like the title says, I made it a whole 103 miles on my 2012 R6 GP edition and got back to work today after lunch and what do you know, a nasty nail in the thing. So it looks like I need a new rear tire. I'm not an aggressive rider and will probably own chicken strips my entire life, but still would like to have a good tire put back on there.

I look forward to all your suggestions.

I live in Henderson, NV so it doesn't get that cold and will need something that does well in the hot summers as well.

Thanks in advance.

Can this be plugged? It does have a bubble in the tire as well right next to nail.

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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Re: 100 Miles and Damn Nail in back tire

Q2 or S20 would probably suit you just fine, bro. Hit up some forum vendors.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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Re: 100 Miles and Damn Nail in back tire

It's probably a blessing if you're on OEM tires.

Power pures are my favorite for the $$

Q2's are cheaper and people like them too.

If you have $$ and can afford em, the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP is the tire to have.

The S20's are also affordable right now and perform very well too. i was able to get a decent deal on em for Milko recently
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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Re: 100 Miles and Damn Nail in back tire

That seems to be what I'm reading. I will probably be ordering one very soon just want to get as much input as possible. Thanks for the wicked quick reply..haha!
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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Re: 100 Miles and Damn Nail in back tire

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It's probably a blessing if you're on OEM tires.

Power pures are my favorite for the $$

Q2's are cheaper and people like them too.

If you have $$ and can afford em, the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP is the tire to have.

The S20's are also affordable right now and perform very well too. i was able to get a decent deal on em for Milko recently

I don't mind spending the money but do you think I would really use the Pirelli's to their potential. I mean this is my 3rd R6 and I'm a descent rider, but I'll never put a knee down any time soon so I don't need an ultra grip tire...if that makes sense.

Just such crappy luck with a whole 103 miles on it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Re: 100 Miles and Damn Nail in back tire

One other thing: Is it recommended to change out both at once or can I honestly get away with just the rear as the front has such low miles and wear on it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #7
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Q2's best bang for your buck
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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What's the GP edition???
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #9
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What's the GP edition???
Different paint (red / white) and a number plate...that's it! It was on sale and I got a good deal on it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:44 PM   #10
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Re: 100 Miles and Damn Nail in back tire

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It's probably a blessing if you're on OEM tires.

Power pures are my favorite for the $$

Q2's are cheaper and people like them too.

If you have $$ and can afford em, the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP is the tire to have.

The S20's are also affordable right now and perform very well too. i was able to get a decent deal on em for Milko recently
Any of these tires and you will be happy, huge upgrade from stock.
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