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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hate to say it, but now that its been mentioned, does look more like burning by something HOT like a soildering iron. Any resent enimies, or an ex maybe? May want to do a complete inspection before you ride for awhile. Hate to think of this possibility!
Everyone has enimies, I think, but no "ex's" to contend with. The bike is garage kept, so I don't think anyone got in there with a hot iron although it is looking more & more like that. I wrote & sent a pic to Pirelli...they said it looks like a problem in shipping when I got the tire. Problem is they were ok when I got them.

After futher inspection, there are 3 other spots on the front tire just like the pic.........and probably 6 spots like that on both sides of the rear tire. Do you guys think I should replace the tires?
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You said you took the tire off, and the 500 has exhaust on both sides. Any possibility you bumped the tire against hot exhaust or scraped it on something pulling it off?
Romans....I just took the front tire off, not the rear...yet. No chance of scraping on the front tire, or exhaust burning. I would hate to replace both tires with just 3000 miles on them, but I also don't want them blowing up on me doing 65mph.
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i will give you a piece of advice that could save your life NEVER EVER EVER put any kind of shiny stuff (foam, slime, armor all ) on an mc tire !!!!

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Has the bike been sitting near where there is any possibility of weld spatter or cutting torch slag?
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Has the bike been sitting near where there is any possibility of weld spatter or cutting torch slag?
You know what.....I did do some welding a couple of weeks ago, but thought the bike was far enough away, but on both sides of the tires? For safety's sake, I think I'll replace both tires. DANG!
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You know what.....I did do some welding a couple of weeks ago, but thought the bike was far enough away, but on both sides of the tires? For safety's sake, I think I'll replace both tires. DANG!
ding ding ding ding!

Is it possible the welding slag and such had bounced up off of concrete or off of things and hit the tire? I mean that sounds like the perfect scenario to fit here. Hot bits of metal and what not slapping up against the tire. Not long enough to light it up or anything like that, but long enough to melt a chunk of it!

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ding ding ding ding!

Is it possible the welding slag and such had bounced up off of concrete or off of things and hit the tire? I mean that sounds like the perfect scenario to fit here. Hot bits of metal and what not slapping up against the tire. Not long enough to light it up or anything like that, but long enough to melt a chunk of it!
If I had to place a bet, it would be with Romans5.8 !
I just remembered how my truck tire looked after welding in the garage...

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My first thought was burning. Made more sense than anything else. Sounds like you figured it out. Lesson learned, plus it is good to know it isn't someone out to get you.

Just because I am paranoid doesn't mean no one is out to get me.

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My first thought was burning. Made more sense than anything else. Sounds like you figured it out. Lesson learned, plus it is good to know it isn't someone out to get you.

Just because I am paranoid doesn't mean no one is out to get me.
I'm usally not paranoid......that's why i carry a springfield.....heeheeeheee. Gona put a new set on next week, just to be safe.......
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I was out riding about three weeks ago and was well out into the less populated area. It occurred to me when I stopped to rest my buns that I was pretty alone out there, and unarmed. There was traffic, but not much, just enough to make you feel vulnerable. I decided a little extra insurance along the next trip would be a good idea. At least my Model 21.

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