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Old 10-03-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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ANOTHER TIRE ISSUE!!

ok so after the last run around with my front tire i have been a lot more "aware" of whats going on with my bike. Well wouldnt you know it? I walk to the back of my bike looking it over and right in the middle of my tire is a nail head........... MY BRAND NEW TIRE.

ok so stupid ? time again can you plug a bike tire?? I mean its right in the middle and if it was a car tire i say its an easy fix but this is no car. Anyone? I have never tried this before and to be honest in 7 years i have never got a nail in a bike tire. They arent track tires and I just ride it to work everyday. Anyone??
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:36 AM   #2
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It can be plugged but you will get a bunch of people saying you shouldnt. The main thing is that you don't go 300mph after it's plugged. If you ride in a reasonable way (under 100mph) it'll be fine. I've done it to lotsa tires and never had a problem.
Just remember that it's plugged and you'll be Ok.
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Take it and get it patched not plugged. A plug is meant to only be a tempeorary fix and a patch is permanent. I've ridden several tires that were patched and haven't had any issues.
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I've had a patch on my tire for the last 5000 miles and still riding on it.
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It can be plugged but you will get a bunch of people saying you shouldnt. The main thing is that you don't go 300mph after it's plugged. If you ride in a reasonable way (under 100mph) it'll be fine. I've done it to lotsa tires and never had a problem.
Just remember that it's plugged and you'll be Ok.
Yea just keep it under 300.. Ive never had a nail in my front tire. I usually get the road hazard warranty for the rear tire. Cycle gear will replace replace it for free if it has a nail.
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I've had a patch on my tire for the last 5000 miles and still riding on it.
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i cant 5,000 miles on tire.


My last tire I pluged and forgot about it. The plug came out in the rain and I was left riding a flat rear.

The tire I have now has a patch. Never had a problem with it.

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That 5000 must be on his HD, not the Busa!
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ok kewl anyone know how much a patch runs for?

and man im lucky to get near 3000 on mine
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I guess I do ride the busa like a my H-D cause I got 7500 out of my last rear and still have the original front.
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i rode my last rear to almost 13000mi with 2 plugs and a patch on a 70 mile highway round trip commute with no problems
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I think it was like 20.00 @ 2 wheel toyz
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I guess I do ride the busa like a my H-D cause I got 7500 out of my last rear and still have the original front.
4500 for the first rear, 3500 on the second and @2500 on the third rear. I got 8000 out of the front. Today Sonny hooked me up with a shinko u-soft for the dragstrip
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never had a problem with a patched tire...had 1 plug come out on me when i was riding to g town one day (that sucked)
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I got a nail in my rear tire and I just left it in there. It seems to stay put and I've been wondering also. Who patches and for how much and where can I get a plug for it. Which should I do the tire only has about 400 Miles on it
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a tire plug kit at prob. any auto shop or bike shop, i got my kit at wallmart
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Get a Plug Patch. It is kind of a cross between a plug and patch. They make them for Z rated tires. Theressa has had 2 in the same tire without a problem. She even did track days with both of them in.

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And get someone that knows how to patch the tire properly; including cleaning, sanding and applying the patch while the tire tread is compressed slightly. All that adds insurance to the patch/plug effectiveness.


And as for the tire, its not the leak thats going to be a problem. A tire doesnt just go flat from a leak, it slowly happens. If one of the cords is damaged though, then you have a serious issue that can cause a vibration and lead to a separation/blow out.
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Get a Plug Patch. It is kind of a cross between a plug and patch. They make them for Z rated tires. Theressa has had 2 in the same tire without a problem. She even did track days with both of them in.

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who sells them?
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who sells them?
and do I have to take the tire off the rim to Install it
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