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Old 09-07-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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Tire Repair?

I bought a new back tire about 3 months ago (plenty of tred)- Came home from work yesterday and it went flat on the trip. Found the hole, it's the size of a molding nail (small). I've called several places around town and everyone has been telling me they won't repair it. I find it hard to believe that people just throw the tires away when they get holes in it -- Any advice?

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Old 09-07-2006, 04:39 PM   #2
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Ahhh... a topic of much debate. They won't repair it for liability reasons.

If you have the cash, replace it. If not - and this is MHO - remove it and patch it instead of plugging.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:08 PM   #3
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Patch plug combo would work the best. Its a patch with a plug in the senter, you pull it from the inside out
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:09 PM   #4
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i have used tires with a plug with out problem
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:15 PM   #5
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yes, the topic of much debate...

put a tube in your tire...
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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patch/plug combo should hold, depends on your riding style.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:29 PM   #7
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Yea just plug it your self or hot patch it on the inside i have done that every time i get a nail in a new tire on my bike
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:31 PM   #8
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put a plug in it. it will work i did it to mine on the rear tire. now if its the front just go get a new one.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:42 PM   #9
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patch/plug combo should hold, depends on your riding style.
And where the hole is.

OH if you plug it dont ream it out! Just force it in without lube... dont push it all the way through.... dont cut off to much of the extra you want it to mushroom so it does not get pushed back into the tire

If you have never used a plug patch combo find some one that has exp. or you could make things worse.

I have no idea what a hot patch is though:confused1

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Old 09-07-2006, 06:09 PM   #10
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Discount Tires can patch it for you believe it or not. I had them put in a plug patch several times.
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:26 PM   #11
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I have plugged a couple of mine with no problems. If it was the front i would then Remove and use a plug/patch
http://patchboy.com/Merchant2/mercha...ry_Code=XS-030

I have one of these and used it quite a few times
http://www.stopngo.com/Contents/1075.asp

saved my in the hill country a few years back. I stripped a cambell housfield wal mart compressor and put on some alligator clips, it fits into a crown royal bag. also works great in a pinch.

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