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Old 07-29-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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HELP! Need a Rear GS Tire in Nova Scotia

Hey, I got a punctured rear tire from a three millimeter bolt (or something), I patched with a rope type patch kit and cement. Patch has held for 100KM, but I want to replace the tire. Does anybody have a tire or know where to get a tire for an R1200GS? We are currently in Annapolis Royal, NS and we would rather not travel back to Halifax.

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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put a big truck patch, remove your tubless valve and put a 18 inch tube, whit that no probleme for finish your trip

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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The 1200GS is a common machine. I'm quite sure you can go to any bike dealer and get what you need tire wise. Be glad you got 100 kms out of your patch. Get rid of that junk tire and have peace of mind.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:13 PM   #4
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thanks for the replies. I may go the tube route if I can't find a tire in a few 100kms
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:36 PM   #5
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Taking a chance on a tire is sort of goofy but that said bring it to a tire shop, have them install a plug from the inside, if done right my local tire guy says they are as good as original and will last for the life of the tire. I had one done in Alaska and it got me home no issues at all. Takes about as long as removing the wheel.

The things I am talking about are called patch/plugs and they go in from the inside of the tire, they are available at any tire shop.
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Old Yesterday, 02:26 AM   #6
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You should try posting on dualsport.ca and rideatlantic.ca . Nova Scotia based and some members in your area.

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Personally I'd plug it again...

But one of these guys should be able to help out....


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Welcome to NS. Hope your trip is going well otherwise.
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Taking a chance on a tire is sort of goofy but that said bring it to a tire shop, have them install a plug from the inside, if done right my local tire guy says they are as good as original and will last for the life of the tire. I had one done in Alaska and it got me home no issues at all. Takes about as long as removing the wheel.

The things I am talking about are called patch/plugs and they go in from the inside of the tire, they are available at any tire shop.
This. An umbrella seal will do the job properly.
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or have this company send you one if you have a day or two to wait
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Cheapest tires in the area are in Moncton. The BMW dealer called Atlantic Motoplex has 40% off tires as a standard sales policy. They are close to you. The guys down the road, called G Bourques have basically the same deal. To reach these companies go on the TCH toward Moncton. Take the Dieppe turnoff, or the airport turnoff. These companies are close togeather on Champlain Street, close to the "old" airport.

http://www.atlanticmotoplex.ca/index.htm 950 Champlain Street
http://www.gbourque.com/ 1200 Champlain Street
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It's been nearly 2 days.... He must have it fixed by now.

I'll be leaving Barrie area tomorrow morning for a NFld ferry on sunday, I can pick up a tire along the way and deliver it if you're on my route...
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Cheapest tires in the area are in Moncton. The BMW dealer called Atlantic Motoplex has 40% off tires as a standard sales policy. They are close to you. The guys down the road, called G Bourques have basically the same deal. To reach these companies go on the TCH toward Moncton. Take the Dieppe turnoff, or the airport turnoff. These companies are close togeather on Champlain Street, close to the "old" airport.

http://www.atlanticmotoplex.ca/index.htm 950 Champlain Street
http://www.gbourque.com/ 1200 Champlain Street
Halifax Motorsports (http://www.halifaxmotorsports.com/) in Halifax typically run 40% off as well, although being a fairly small shop their stock can be limited.
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I got a good plug/patch on the inside and we've made it back to Halifax.

Thanks for all the replies and help.
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