I had similar in a Dunlop Roadsmart III with five hundred miles on it , fsb. I hope you can find someone to do a permanent repair on it. I was on The Island and no one would touch it due to its rating. Even the Dunlop tech’s in the pit village said that was stupid.
Tis a long story there mate, mainly because I was convinced the same as your good self, (faulty tyre)--- It all ended with me showing just how pig headed a old Shropshire Lad could be,
I had bought, and had the tyre fitted at one of the larger tyre firms in Telford, So on finding the above fault I rang and explained the situation, I then removed wheel and tyre from the bike, returning it to them in my van, the manager man came out and took a long look at it, then ended up saying that in his opinion I had damaged it in some way, of which I strongly argued my corner saying the position and nature of the split looked more like a defect, rather then a cut etc,
His best offer was to remove the faulty tyre and send it back to Michelin, saying that in the mean time I would have to pay for another tyre,-- of which they would refund my money if Michelin found the first tyre to be faulty, (As you know when it comes to my bike I'm an old fashioned cash man, so in this case it meant I'd got no back up etc that you normally get with card payments etc)-- Even so, me being the stubborn git as I am I refused this offer, saying my contract was with them, and it was up to them to sort this problem with me, and then they would have to sort it with Michelin, He wasn't having any of that, saying he would have to get in touch with Michelin first before he could do anything, about 10mins later he came back to me saying the man he needed to speak to wasn't available (surprise surprise), so I would have to except his earlier offer, yet again I refused, and also telling him I was now stating to get really annoyed with it all, This was about 2:30pm, So as I was in my van which was parked in their yard I retreated and sat in it, occasionally going back to the office to see if any further developments had been made in contacting this "one and only man" at Michelin, to which the manager kept replying "there is only one man he could contact to deal with this situation and at this stage he couldn't be contacted", At about 5:00pm the manager came over to my van and said he was sorry but they would be closing soon, and asked if I would now be willing to reconsider his offer, I just looked at him saying that if his offer hadn't changed at all then neither had my answer, I then closed the window in his face, At about 6;00pm he returned saying they where closing for the day and I would have to move off the premises so he could lock the gates, Now this is when my heckles got fully raised, so I refused to move until I got satisfaction, he (the manager) than said if I didn't go of my own accord he would get the police to remove me, to which I replied "go ahead" then getting my phone and showing him the photo's I had of the tyre, and photo's of their premises, and the photo of my receipt, and to top it all telling him I had recorded of most of the afternoons conversations that I'd had with him, I then went on to tell him I would have great pleasure and would be happy to put all of this on as many bike forums as I could find, unless I got what I wanted, (The bit about me recording the conversations was in fact a bit of a porky, as at that time I wouldn't have had a clue on how to do that, but hey-ho he wasn't to know that was he),
By soon after 6:30pm I was on my way with a NEW tyre fitted FOC ,
Old country boy, versus young yuppy wiz kid, = (1 ) up for the old country boy ,
Yuppy? Wiz kid? In Shropshire? Must’ve been just passing through.
Fair play to you for your persistence, Pete. I wonder what ‘the only man at Michelin’ had to say about the tyre? When you consider how tough they are, if that was due to damage rather than a defect, you’d bloody well know about any ‘incident’ that gave rise to it?
Replaced the front calipers which had been suffering from Tokico tinfoil piston rot syndrome going into their 5th British winter of road salt. Bought a pair secondhand on eBay off a 2014 Fireblade which are identical and had them rebuilt with new seals etc. by Powerhouse Automotive in Chesterfield using stainless pistons. Refitted using OE Honda pads and titanium banjos and pad pins. Happy with that.
Answered rescue plea from youngest, MT09 flat battery, he's tried to bump it & failed, drove over and jumped it off the car, now it's in one of 2 sheds, on one of 3 Optimates..........uncovered Harley.....looked at it.....covered it back up
I got a letter through the post advising me that I need to sorn my bike off the road as its not insured and failure to do so would lead to a fine - what a crock of s**t this is. So had to cancel my tax also. Needless to say I'll lose on my tax refund as well.