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Last year I bought a new pair of cheapo Shinko tires because I wanted to save some money. But yesterday I noticed two small gouges near the edge (not on the sidewall). The depth is half the depth of the tire tread. But at the bottom of each are hairline cracks. I'm wondering if it's safe to fill it up with rubber cement and call it good. Or should I not take any chances and buy some quality tires this time? I've included a picture so you can see what I'm talking about.
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looks like a rear tire that has made contact with bolt end that extends below fender..
1/2 tread depth wouldn't bother me to keep using..
nor would i use any cement
additional tread sipes are at times cut into tires for added traction..
Some auto and tire shops offer aftermarket tire siping, usually charging $10-15 per tire.
 

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I'm the kind of guy that leans toward safety over sorry, so when in doubt I would put new tires on the bike. It's a little different with a car that has 4 tires but your life is riding on just two. Will you be ok running that tire? Probably. Would you be better off buying a better set of tires? Yes.
 

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looks like a rear tire that has made contact with bolt end that extends below fender..
1/2 tread depth wouldn't bother me to keep using..
nor would i use any cement
additional tread sipes are at times cut into tires for added traction..
Some auto and tire shops offer aftermarket tire siping, usually charging $10-15 per tire.
Sorry about late reply. I think you're correct. I felt underneath and a couple of fender bolts stick out more than maybe they should.
 

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