Petmil wrote:Not going to blow the tire fix in it a big mess when you change the tire... MAKE A SPARE DONUT FOR THE CAR...
Oddly enough, the Australian Leaf DOES come w/a spare: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9768
I only wish it (and the mounting hardware) were available in the US, either standard or as an option.
well, that pivoting cage is a good option, ditch the plastic and both the spare and a hitch...winner winner chicken dinner
what kind of bike you ride? I have a dual sport..so tubed, but I'm good at patching and get back on the road in 45 min. I did get a series of plugs for the leaf, on my jeep I have 33's I got a slit in the wall, took all 8 of the pugs, but got home, and drove like that for a year.
I have been riding street bikes with tubeless tires since 1982. Currently, I ride a BMW R1150RS on the street and also have an F650GS Dakar dual sport. The 650 has tubes so I must carry appropriate tools and patch kit with it.
I drove the Leaf 3 miles to get home after plugging the cut in the sidewall and edge of tread area. Some of the strings came out from flexing and the low tire warning came on as I pulled into the driveway, but I was happy to get home on a Sunday afternoon. I took the wheel to Costco, purchased a new tire, and was soon back on the road without needing roadside service. The Leafs are the only 4-wheeled vehicles I have owned without full-sized spares. I would buy the Australian spare, jack, and mounting hardware if Nissan USA would sell them here.
darn should had asked to see if you wanted to go for a ride. was in tucson and borrowed a buddies Beta 525, spent most of the time off the road. I have a bead setter that I use off road, easier than spoons, and doesn't catch the tube when your blind setting it.
know that feeling, when you have to limp a car home....
just found a spare at the junk yard, altima came in totaled, got the spare and jack for $45. had to do some aggressive haggling, cause this one junk yard thinks he junk is fresh retail