In many countries a 1" gash makes the tyre illegal to use on public roads, but nevertheless even with your 1/2" gash it should be no surprise that your dealership doesn't want to touch it...
More importantly, a gash of that size would likely compromise the structural integrity of the tyre - would you really want to risk catastrophic tyre failure the next time you're doing 60+ mph just to save a few $$$?
I have insurance through BMW Motorrad Insurance with an extra clause which covers tyre damage with a small excess/deductible - might be worth a check to see if yours covers this as well... for the record I'd be f**ked right off also, ruining a brand new tyre!
Spain/Portugal or Germany/Poland
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