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I've got a 2005 VTX 1800F that I recently picked up used. Only 4100 miles on it. Today, I noticed a small cut in the sidewall of the stock Dunlop rear tire. A couple inches long. The tires look good overall, with decent tread, and no apparent dryrot. But a sidewall cut makes me nervous.

Do I need to replace this tire immediately, or is there be some way to tell if the cut will cause problems?

Thanks for the advice. I've been out of riding for a number of years, and am just getting back in.
 

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any cut isnt good. IMHO...get another tire...its not worth the "what if stuff".
Its your life on the saddle you know?
 

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A ot of people woud put put some duct tape on it and use the money to buy chrome, me, I would get a new tire........but thats just me
Coopi
 

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Unanimous so far. Don't chance it. Not worth it.

I'll see your "unanimous so far" and raise you a "replace it with a car tire". Read em and weep baby. :D

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Keeping it unanimous. Replace the tire
 

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Add me to the "replace it" column. :mosh:
 

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These guys don't know what they are talking about! I say you should have put some ABC gum on that puppy and put another 4K miles on it!




:bleh:

Kidding, very good decision. Its not worth your life.
 

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Roast the old tire and take video of it so we can all see it!

Then put the new tire on. :mosh:
 

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Just going through old posts and saw this one. I'm in the process of getting my wheels powder coated and I have my tires in my garage. I wiped them down on Saturday in anticipation of getting my wheels back and thats when I spotted a gauge in my rear tire. These are new tires from last June. &^%&%&% was my first reaction. So I took it to my dealer and they were like "uhhh thats not safe" which is exactly what I was expecting. So needless to say I have a new rear tire coming in on Wed. I feel safe knowing that I did the right thing. Glad I read this post.
 

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That's a no-no. Wishing you better days.
 
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