Screw You!

January 7th, 2013
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Well sometimes its nails.

No mattah if it's brand new or got choke mileage on 'em, watevah my ride is I always get a screw or a nail jammed up in one of da tires. It's classic WWD! in full effect as I don't evah remembah - and I've been riding or driving for ovah a quarter century - wea every set of tires I've had ALWAYS got a puncture sooner or latah....

Wassup Wit Dat!

It's gotten so common dat I actually carry a flat/puncture repair kit in both da truck and motorcycle for as long as I can remembah cause I was tired of pulling out da spare and finding out dat dat was flat as well. If you've evah changed a tire, you know wat I mean. Plus I nevah like da feeling of being helpless wen it's something I can do.

Before da FSP (Freeway Service Patrol) came around, I was kinda like da quickie AAA repair guy sometimes. Wen I see a vehicle pulled ovah on da road and see dat it's just a flat, if I can, I pull ovah and help out cause I know wat it feels like to have a flat, obviously.

If your tires are fairly new, replacing just one is ok but wen you've put some mileage on them, replacing just that one is not a recommended thing to do cause you'd have uneven wear and then you'd be replacing an odd numbah of tires wen da old ones start balding so you'd have to replace ALL of 'em even though nothing wrong wit da oddah three. But replacing da "injured" tire is not da only option.

Before I continue, I should put in a disclaimer dat every single tire manufacturer will stress dat wat I've been doing is NOT recommended although any tire installer would do it..........

Wassup Wit Dat! yeah?

It does make sense though as wen you "plug" a tire, da wire strands dat are woven around da tire are actually "broken" and could/will cause failure eventually but if your tires are fairly new and far from balding, plugging them is something you might consider. Trust me, from personal experience, I've plugged wat feels like a thousand tires but wit da caveat dat I replaced them as soon as I felt da tires had enough. Also, if da puncture is in da sidewall, it's an automatic replacement and you should avoid plugging direct sidewall damage. I've even plugged a single bike tire three different times which I promptly replaced once da replacement set came in.

Well actually, I've NEVAH had a set of bike tires go WITHOUT a puncture - so sad but it's da actual truth. Da only blessed thing is dat it's nevah happened to da front tires (knock on wood) which is automatic replacement if/should it evah happen.

And yes, I wouldn't have been writing dis if it nevah happened recently........

BEFORE......

DA CULPRIT.......

AFTAH......

It ain't pretty but she go. :wink:

Needless to say, $375 latah and Christmas fund gone, a replacement set is on it's way.

Boy, I really got screwed yeah?

SHOUT OUT: No fo'get to watch tonight's BCS Championship game featuring Hawai'i's own, Manti Teo and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame! Go Irish!








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17 Responses to “Screw You!”

  1. M:

    First!!!!


  2. M:

    Howzit BL!!!
    You are right! You got screwed! :lol:


  3. M:

    Dat was one looooonnnnggggg screw.


  4. BowlingBuddy:

    Looks like the tire should have been changed a few months prior. Tire looks bald and dangerous.


  5. M:

    If you get one puncha in da sidewall, it no can fix, gotta get one new tiyah.


  6. rayboyjr:

    :cool: Good Morning Everyone!!! :cool:

    ... hey Braddah Lance ... me too!!! ... it seems I'm a magnet to nail or screws ... I've plugged tires on both of the cars I've had ... thankfullly it's been always on the tread ... and no problems on the repair ... *knock on wood* ... and I'd do it again ...

    ... one time the "hole" was too big for a single plug so my mechanic used two plugs ... it couldn't stop the leak and didn't look safe ... had to replace my tires ... *sigh*

    ... Good Luck Manti Teo and Notre Dame!!! ...


  7. SittingInLimbo:

    OHHHHmygoodness! I thought I was the only one that always get screwed!!!!!! I sooo know what you're talking about :(


  8. wafan:

    Sound familiar. You been watching me?


  9. NKHEA:

    Howzit BL,

    U all screwed up anyways :lol:

    Nah jus kidin.......tanks for da kim chee.... made soup last night wit some.....waz sum ono


  10. lowtone123:

    Holy cow BL! That's a long a** screw.


  11. dihudfan:

    must be your magnetic personality... wow that's one big one!!! hope for bettah luck this year!!!


  12. Ynaku:

    I just spent $500 on a set of truck tires too. Screw went into sidewall. Tire place said no can fix (even though I would have done it.) I bought 2 cause never like uneven threads. Bummers man. Me retire (retarded) li'dat and I neva have kim chee to ease my pain :)


  13. M:

    Howzit BL! :)


  14. cojef:

    Dats wan big screw. Bin driving ovah 70 years, but nevah seen sidewall puncture. U one unlucki guy. Hope u no get any moh. Bowling buddy says bike tire wore out, but bike tire looks smooth most time, unless dirt bike.


  15. Braddah Lance:

    M:
    First!!!!

    And Da Quote of Da Day.........

    You hear about how many fourth quarter comebacks that a guy has and I think it means a guy screwed up in the first three quarters.
    Peyton Manning

    You are right! You got screwed!

    Tell me something I don't know. :lol:

    Dat was one looooonnnnggggg screw.

    Believe it or not, I actually had a six inch nail a couple of years ago! :shock:
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    BowlingBuddy:
    Looks like the tire should have been changed a few months prior. Tire looks bald and dangerous.

    Far from it. Excellent tread depth still and dat's why I'm pissed about having to get a new set prematurely. :mad:
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    M:
    If you get one puncha in da sidewall, it no can fix, gotta get one new tiyah.

    Hence getting a new set. :sad: Temporary fix till da new set comes in... trying to keep it undah 100mph. :lol: Jus' kidding.
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    rayboyjr:
    ... I've plugged tires on both of the cars I've had ... thankfullly it's been always on the tread ... and no problems on the repair ... *knock on wood* ... and I'd do it again ...

    Me too.

    ... Good Luck Manti Teo and Notre Dame!!! ...

    ND has been my team since da movie Rudy came out but boy, we got man-handled. Gotta give props to 'Bama as they were more than ready for da show.
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    SittingInLimbo:
    OHHHHmygoodness! I thought I was the only one that always get screwed!!!!!! I sooo know what you're talking about

    Ha ha ha! We got magnetic personalities. :grin:
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    wafan:
    Sound familiar. You been watching me?

    No... but watch out for da bucket of nails I just dropped. :razz:
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    NKHEA:
    U all screwed up anyways

    Tell me something I don't know.

    .......tanks for da kim chee.... made soup last night wit some.....waz sum ono

    Glad you enjoyed it.
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    lowtone123:
    Holy cow BL! That's a long a** screw.

    It surah was!
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    dihudfan:
    must be your magnetic personality...

    Took da words right out of my mouth. :grin:

    hope for bettah luck this year!!!

    I hope for dat every year. :lol:
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    Ynaku:
    I just spent $500 on a set of truck tires too.

    But you got four for $500, I got 2 for $375. :cry:

    Me retire (retarded) li'dat and I neva have kim chee to ease my pain

    And hea I thought you was just sad dat da SupahFerry nevah make it to da docks.
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    cojef:
    U one unlucki guy. Hope u no get any moh.

    I wouldn't be writing WWD! if dat evah happened.

    Bowling buddy says bike tire wore out, but bike tire looks smooth most time, unless dirt bike.

    Rogah, tires are perfectly fine...... except for da puka. :roll:


  16. PFP:

    BL, because I drive one BMW and because I tend to drive fast, I change the buggah afta get one nail no matta what. Das cause I no like get one blow out at high speed. Once the tire get one defect, I change um, for the sake of safety.


  17. M:

    Howzit BL!