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Old 06-27-2011, 01:25 AM   #1
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Getting Tire Repaired, Worth it?

Just bought a new tire for my 04 gsx-r from this kid for 100 bucks, got ripped off and had it put on for another 75 bucks just to get it flat in 2 weeks? FML !!!!

Took it to Motorcycles Unlimited, Patrick said his insurance doesnt allow him to repair tires, But i was wondering if there is a cheap way around then buying the whole new tire and having it installed all over again. or is there any place to get them repaired? i mean its a puncture. why not just fix it? its literelly a BRAND NEW TIRE !!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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I wouldn't unless it was just to get me home.

BTW there are hundreds of threads like this. Check out the search function at the top right of the home page.

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Old 06-27-2011, 02:15 AM   #3
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I know how you feel. That's happened to me before.
Brand new tire, about 250 miles on it and i got a nice big fat nail in it.

Sometimes repaired tires fail.
I'm sure Patrick's insurance sees a $100 tire barely worth the liability of a wrecked bike and a rider in a coma. By the time you get the tire repaired and reinstalled, then only to be riding on a slightly questionable tire, you're prob better off spending the cash for a new one.

Just my opinion, but there are plenty of riders here that have had success with repaired/patched tires.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:40 AM   #4
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is it just a hole in it? if so patch it from the inside.. but itll cost you to take it to a tire shop to take it off the rim to do so..
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:53 AM   #5
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is it just a hole in it? if so patch it from the inside.. but itll cost you to take it to a tire shop to take it off the rim to do so..
any idea of the cost? i know cars patch is 10 bucks lol. no but really i'd hate to spend more for a new tire. I literelly just bought the darn thing. I mean if the difference is 20-30 bucks then i will get the new tired but if not then I rather patch it up.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:09 AM   #6
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I patched my tire at PnP cycles for 35 bux. It was 25 for taking the wheel off the bike and 10 for the patch. If you go there, mention the MH discount because they are a sponsor on here.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:18 AM   #7
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^^ This place is like a few mins away from me and i didnt even know about it damnit!!! Well i guess my bike would be at Motorcycles Unlimited till tuesday atleast!
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:27 AM   #8
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I feel ya. I got a brand new set of BT016s and rode 12 miles only to get a nail in the rear tire good thing I have tubes in my tires cuz that was only $40 installed

I've ran tires with an inside patch/plug with no issues. even tire manufacturers have guidelines on it so y not....
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:38 AM   #9
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:47 AM   #10
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^^ This place is like a few mins away from me and i didnt even know about it damnit!!! Well i guess my bike would be at Motorcycles Unlimited till tuesday atleast!
pnp is a great shop.. i get all my work done there. i had a patched tire from there and i rode it till the threads started to show
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:20 AM   #11
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If you REALLY want to use tire plugs, they sell plugs for motorcycles tires only. Forgot where I bought mine but I don't plug them anymore,
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Unlike a car that has 4 tires, on a motorcycle you only have 2 tires separating you from the road. I would plug a motorcycle tire, just so I could make it home. But I would NEVER repair a motorcycle tire in an attempt to get the most out of the tread life of a tire. It's not worth the risk. A few hundred bucks for a new tire is well worth it IMHO
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:48 AM   #13
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I just went through this recently. Went to a shop and they plugged and patched it for 50 bucks. Worth it? No as you can get the to do it for like 8 bucks
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:15 AM   #14
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99% of the tires I get have holes in them I allways plug them myself and not one has ever leaked much less blown out ,but then again I do allot of burn outs mabe the plug melts into the tire , plugs and patches work but then again I wouldnt be confident on the streets of Houston.
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I dont even know how many tires I have patched. Never had a problem.
KNow a ton of people that have patched tires, never even heard of a single problem.

I hear all these articles and on why not to do it but has ANYONE here ever heard of a inside patch failing? I have not and have never met anyone that has heard of one failing.

But if you dont want it, I will take the tire.
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pnp is a great shop.. i get all my work done there. i had a patched tire from there and i rode it till the threads started to show
+1 for pnp. They fixed my tire up and haven't have any problem since. Motorcycle tire is fr*eacking expensive...
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word. i even did a plug, not an inside patch, and rode it pretty hard. to each his own. as long as its done correctly i dont think u should have a problem.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #18
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When I was a young broke rider I patched a tire once. I did it with car tire plugs and it lasted another 2k miles without issue. I'm not an insane rider so I trusted it. If you regularly see triple digits on the speedo I don't think I'd take the chance...
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Fwiw I've run plugged rear tires on my bike early on when buying a new one just wasn't an option. I've never personally had an issue but I have seen a few that have failed. It's never pretty when they do.

That said, my Garage Keepers insurance will not allow me to repair motorcycle tires, and in speaking with a few other shop owners I know their insurance won't allow it either.
There's not a lot of insurance providers that will even write motorcycle Garage Keeper policies any longer.
In the 10 years I've been in business I've checked with several other insurance companies and all of the ones I checked have that provision.
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