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Offline Geriatrix

Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC - final chapter.
« Reply #240 on: April 17, 2015, 02:17:15 pm »
A gator is usually used in the sidewall to repair a puncture. Was the initial damage to the tyre in the sidewall??


No !!!!!!


A gator is used to fix on the inside of the tyre on the tread area. Never on a side wall. A gator is like a hard patch. It cannot take much flex and will come off if fitted to a side wall



YES!! NO!!!
Both correct and wrong.
Gaiters  are hard, and should not be used to repair a tyre. They are not patches, which are soft enough to be stuck to a tyre and becomes part of the rubber.
They are placed between a tube and a hole in the tyre to prevent the tube from pushing out through the hole ( which is why they are hard ). They are too hard to be glued to the tyre as a repair, but are short term emergency devices. Even when used in hard truck tyres the tyre should be replaced at the very first opportunity.

If a tyre has a sidewall hole it must be replaced as a matter of urgency, if it has a small hole in the tread it can be repaired with a plug or even better a mushroom plug inserted from the inside ( the wax on the tyre must be removed first ). The standard recommendation is that the tyre must be replaced as soon as possible. As far as I know in the European Union it is illegal to ride on a tyre that has been repaired in any way.
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC - final chapter.
« Reply #241 on: April 17, 2015, 07:59:23 pm »
Please compare this thread...

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=170787.0 

and re think one's own opinions...
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC - final chapter.
« Reply #242 on: April 20, 2015, 08:44:42 am »
Please compare this thread...

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=170787.0 

and re think one's own opinions...


Too tired to start this whole discussion on another thread.

Guys must do what they wish. The above posts where informative and mostly based on facts. Tyres and the palm size contact with the road keep you alive any repair can compromise a tyre and should therefore be watched carefully post repair. If there is any doubt replace ASAP. If you dont your family will agree that your life is worth far more than a tyre. Travel safe.
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Re: "Bursting" the rear Michelin on a 600km young 1200GS LC - final chapter.
« Reply #243 on: April 20, 2015, 09:55:39 am »
Please compare this thread...

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=170787.0 

and re think one's own opinions...


Too tired to start this whole discussion on another thread.

Guys must do what they wish. The above posts where informative and mostly based on facts. Tyres and the palm size contact with the road keep you alive any repair can compromise a tyre and should therefore be watched carefully post repair. If there is any doubt replace ASAP. If you dont your family will agree that your life is worth far more than a tyre. Travel safe.

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Ok, so I can assume that the insurance settled this claim as the bike is now for sale at a salvage yard.

Might be a good buy for someone
 

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You are never too old too learn or see new things. A bike bursting a rear tyre, not crashing, now finds itself in a salvage yard, a wreck with only 600kms on it.

Should a burst rear tyre be able to reduce a R200 000 motorcycle to scrap?
 

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You are never too old too learn or see new things. A bike bursting a rear tyre, not crashing, now finds itself in a salvage yard, a wreck with only 600kms on it.

Should a burst rear tyre be able to reduce a R200 000 motorcycle to scrap?

Jinne Dan, hoeveel lyne het jy op enige gegewe tyd in die water?
 

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You are never too old too learn or see new things. A bike bursting a rear tyre, not crashing, now finds itself in a salvage yard, a wreck with only 600kms on it.

Should a burst rear tyre be able to reduce a R200 000 motorcycle to scrap?

Jinne Dan, hoeveel lyne het jy op enige gegewe tyd in die water?


Hierdie is nie n lyn in die water nie, net n vraag of n D/S bike dan so sag gebou behoort te word? Ek het al n hele paar fietse gesien wat teen baie hoe spoed bande
gebars het, en dit is die eerste keer wat ek die tipe van skade sien.
BMW self behoort hierdie fiets vir die eienaar vervang het, en nie die versekering nie. Dis mos nie die versekering wat hom so kak gebou het nie? :3some:
 

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Ok, so I can assume that the insurance settled this claim as the bike is now for sale at a salvage yard.

Might be a good buy for someone

 ???
« Last Edit: May 11, 2015, 07:39:00 am by HB 9 »
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You are never too old too learn or see new things. A bike bursting a rear tyre, not crashing, now finds itself in a salvage yard, a wreck with only 600kms on it.

Should a burst rear tyre be able to reduce a R200 000 motorcycle to scrap?

Jinne Dan, hoeveel lyne het jy op enige gegewe tyd in die water?


Hierdie is nie n lyn in die water nie, net n vraag of n D/S bike dan so sag gebou behoort te word? Ek het al n hele paar fietse gesien wat teen baie hoe spoed bande
gebars het, en dit is die eerste keer wat ek die tipe van skade sien.
BMW self behoort hierdie fiets vir die eienaar vervang het, en nie die versekering nie. Dis mos nie die versekering wat hom so kak gebou het nie? :3some:


Ek het nie ges ek stry met jou nie  :3some:
Net gevra oor jou lyne.  :deal:
 

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You are never too old too learn or see new things. A bike bursting a rear tyre, not crashing, now finds itself in a salvage yard, a wreck with only 600kms on it.

Should a burst rear tyre be able to reduce a R200 000 motorcycle to scrap?

Jinne Dan, hoeveel lyne het jy op enige gegewe tyd in die water?


Hierdie is nie n lyn in die water nie, net n vraag of n D/S bike dan so sag gebou behoort te word? Ek het al n hele paar fietse gesien wat teen baie hoe spoed bande
gebars het, en dit is die eerste keer wat ek die tipe van skade sien.
BMW self behoort hierdie fiets vir die eienaar vervang het, en nie die versekering nie. Dis mos nie die versekering wat hom so kak gebou het nie? :3some:


Ek het nie ges ek stry met jou nie  :3some:
Net gevra oor jou lyne.  :deal:

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You are never too old too learn or see new things. A bike bursting a rear tyre, not crashing, now finds itself in a salvage yard, a wreck with only 600kms on it.

Should a burst rear tyre be able to reduce a R200 000 motorcycle to scrap?

Dan, the whole population of the world, even those who have never seen a bike, accepted that the GS is the worst piece of shit ever build  Maybe it is time you come to terms with the fact?   :imaposer:
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You are never too old too learn or see new things. A bike bursting a rear tyre, not crashing, now finds itself in a salvage yard, a wreck with only 600kms on it.

Should a burst rear tyre be able to reduce a R200 000 motorcycle to scrap?

Dan, the whole population of the world, even those who have never seen a bike, accepted that the GS is the worst piece of shit ever build  Maybe it is time you come to terms with the fact?   :imaposer:

No I actually think some of the old British bikes might have been worse. :ricky:
 

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I think its disgusting that this bike has been written off. Easily fixed I am sure. Someone will make money in this insurance transaction.

I also think that the heavy handed insurance quotes dished out by the mechanics is also making our motorcycle insurance premiums so high.
IMHO!

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I think its disgusting that this bike has been written off. Easily fixed I am sure. Someone will make money in this insurance transaction.

I also think that the heavy handed insurance quotes dished out by the mechanics is also making our motorcycle insurance premiums so high.
IMHO!

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I think its disgusting that this bike has been written off. Easily fixed I am sure. Someone will make money in this insurance transaction.

I also think that the heavy handed insurance quotes dished out by the mechanics is also making our motorcycle insurance premiums so high.
IMHO!

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Absolutely!!

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I think its disgusting that this bike has been written off. Easily fixed I am sure. Someone will make money in this insurance transaction.

I also think that the heavy handed insurance quotes dished out by the mechanics is also making our motorcycle insurance premiums so high.
IMHO!

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Wasn't BMW busted in Australia for something like this in the past
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Wasn't BMW busted in Australia for something like this in the past

No idea,  but this is most certainly not just a BMW thing.
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Please quote the thread where it states that the bike was written off...  :deal:

 for my peace of mind...  :peepwall:
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Wasn't BMW busted in Australia for something like this in the past

No idea,  but this is most certainly not just a BMW thing.

No, the insurance is also involved.......