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Old 10-26-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
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Screw in tire

Thank I'm doing my Tclocs..
I found a screw in my back tire.. it is in the center and pressed in all the way even with the tire. Will I be able to get it patched up or willl I need a new tire? Also does anyone know how expensive it would be?
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:16 AM   #2
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should be able to plug it in the center there but its up to you weather you want to replace it or not, you'll get mixed responses about it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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I plugged mine myself when the tire had 2500miles on it. I now have 11k miles on the bike (Suzuki Vstrom 650 with dynabeads in the front and rear tire) and never had any issue with the plug. Relatively easy procedure and there are tons of material/guides online on how to do it. I used a worm type plug from Walmart. A kit with rubber cement and tools and plugs would be around $10 or less.

If you push the tire too much (track days, burnouts, etc) a plug might not be a good idea...
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Okay thank you very much! Does anyone know how much this will cost? I'm going to be visiting motorcycles unlimited for them to check it out.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:22 AM   #5
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I plugged mine myself when the tire had 2500miles on it. I now have 11k miles on the bike (Suzuki Vstrom 650 with dynabeads in the front and rear tire) and never had any issue with the plug. Relatively easy procedure and there are tons of material/guides online on how to do it. I used a worm type plug from Walmart. A kit with rubber cement and tools and plugs would be around $10 or less.

If you push the tire too much (track days, burnouts, etc) a plug might not be a good idea...
Thank you for the help. I probably would be able to do it, but I wouldn't want to be worrying if I did it correctly. That probably would be alot cheaper then how much it would cost from a shop.
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Im not sure if Motorcycles Unlimited will do plugs, liability issues and quality standards.
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Im not sure if Motorcycles Unlimited will do plugs, liability issues and quality standards.
Mainly garage insurance, if they plug the tire and the tire blows out as you leave the shop and you get hurt or the bike gets hurt. Their garage liability insurance won't cover it.
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Thank you for the help. I probably would be able to do it, but I wouldn't want to be worrying if I did it correctly. That probably would be alot cheaper then how much it would cost from a shop.
I would not expect any shop to charge more than $20-$30. It's a 10 minute job and the patch costs less than a dollar!

I did it myself because it happened within a month after getting the bike used from a private seller so I had no connection with any shop or any idea how to transport it there.
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You can plug a tire successfuly, but then you will always wonder if and or when it might come out and you scratch something while sliding down the asfalt. More pease of mind to just replace the tire and give the old one to someon for a burnout.
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