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Old 05-19-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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screw in the rear tire

I rode the FZ6 to San Antonio and back this weekend. On Monday, I was going to ride the bike to work (as it is my daily) and noticed the rear tire was flat. I pulled out the portable pump and put air in it while I inspected the tire. I saw a screw head logged in the middle of the tread. Oh well, put the bike back and been caging this week. I checked the tire last night and it held the air in.

My question is whether a shop needs to take the tire off to fix the leak. I think I can ride the bike short distance to get it fixed if it doesn't need to be taken off the bike. If it needs to be off the bike, I can take the wheel off and bring it some where. I'm sure the question had been asked before but I can't find it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:11 AM   #2
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Repairs of all tires (radial and non-radial) must be of the plug and inside patch type. Using plugs alone on any type of tire is not a safe repair.
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So yes, the tire would need to be removed from the wheel
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this is a hot topic concerning motorcycle tires. most will say to replace it. some will say they have used plugs with good results. this thread will get active fast... hold on to your underwear,lol
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this is a hot topic concerning motorcycle tires. most will say to replace it. some will say they have used plugs with good results. this thread will get active fast... hold on to your underwear,lol
It's also possible to ride a motorcycle at high speeds without a helmet
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this is a hot topic concerning motorcycle tires. most will say to replace it. some will say they have used plugs with good results. this thread will get active fast... hold on to your underwear,lol
Im fixing it and I don't really care what others say. Motorcycle tires are expensive and I'm not throwing a perfectly good tire just because it has a hole in it, LOL.
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anything is possible... but do you really wanna,lol
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anything is possible... but do you really wanna,lol
exactly

I'd follow the tire manufacturers recommendations
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Im fixing it and I don't really care what others say. Motorcycle tires are expensive and I'm not throwing a perfectly good tire just because it has a hole in it, LOL.
then yes, have it taken off and have a patch-plug put in.
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Heck I may take the tire down to my friendly mexican used tires shop and let them fixed it. I'm cheap... LOL.
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I've plugged 3 of my tires and rode them untill the wires were showing.. (dont recommend it) but I did and didn't have any problems with it and also ride it like if it didnt have a plug. *but thats just me*
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some people do things the right way, some people do it the mexican way.
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I would plug it
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:43 AM   #14
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If you are gonna plug/patch it, take it to someone who knows what they are doing with MC tires.. the local bodego won't!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:08 AM   #15
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Yea, you will probably just have to plug it. No motorcycle shop will patch/plug a tire, atleast that I know of. I went down to VatoZone and picked up the little kit and did it myself, not very hard at all.
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plug it, done it on plenty of tires and always held up good. . . even at 100+mph
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No motorcycle shop will patch/plug a tire, atleast that I know of.
Wow no kidding. I live in the Heights so anybody knows of a MC shop close to me that would patch/plug a tire? , this is harder than I thought.
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so if that plug fails how many wheels will you have left?
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