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Old 06-21-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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one of my new Coker Classic 6:50 16s blew out the side wall in Susanville today, on the grade to Alturas, along a 1000 foot drop off with no shoulder. Not funny. The tire has less than 3000 miles on it. 3/4 of the sidewall separated from the rest of the tire. I suspected that tire was bad, as it took 10 ounces of weight to balance it. The others took zero to 3 ounces. I'll call Coker tomorrow to see what they wanna do about it. Regardless, I doubt they can get me a tire very soon.

Meanwhile, I now am driving with my spare 19 inch Goodyear on one front wheel, and have no second spare tire now. Not to mention how silly it looks :-)

So if any of you walla walls guys have a 650/16 ( don't care if its bias ply) I can buy and have mounted so I can get back to California, I would appreciate it. They're not easy to find anymore, I know. Thats why I am reaching out. I am going to be checking with tire shops on the rest of the trip up as well. But odds are I'll need to find a good older used one/

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Old 06-21-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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Performance Plus in socal has your tire size. I know it doesn't help you now where you are at now. Their tel # is 562-988-0211 Maybe they can direct you to a temp replacement.
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Like the old man once told me..."You can only see one side at a time."
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:08 PM   #4
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Not sure what route you are taking, but try to find a Les Schwab store in Oregon or Washington. They may have one for you in one of their stores. Just about every town or city has one.
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Patrick,

I will check around today for you.

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Old 06-22-2015, 01:44 PM   #6
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Pat,

Jack Remillard is bringing 4 tires of the size you want to the meet.

Have a safe trip.

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Old 06-22-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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thats great
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Pat,

Jack Remillard is bringing 4 tires of the size you want to the meet.

Have a safe trip.

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That was indeed very kind of you Pluck ! If you don't get a beer for this act of kindness I will be surprised ( lol ) ! Wayne
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I would check the manufacturers date on the Coker tires. They may be older than you think.
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thank you Steve and Jack. See you this afternoon. Beers on me
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Sounds like you're very lucky that all you lost was a tire...
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[QUOTE=pat in Santa Cruz;1107233]one of my new Coker Classic 6:50 16s blew out the side wall in Susanville today, on the grade to Alturas, along a 1000 foot drop off with no shoulder.

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