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Old 08-05-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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a place i can get a patch/plug for a tire...yea i know its probably not the best thing to do but the tire only has 150 miles on it with no warrenty....
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Only shop I know that patches them is two wheel toys on college ave and HWY 3. I had mine done there and didn't have any issues with it....
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Only shop I know that patches them is two wheel toys on college ave and HWY 3. I had mine done there and didn't have any issues with it....
by any chance do you know about how much it cost?
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by any chance do you know about how much it cost?
Was about 30-40 if u take the tire up there off the bike....I think. Call them they are sponsor here
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:07 PM   #5
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plug kit can be bought at pretty much any place. Ya know AutoZone/O reilys/Wal Mart. even gas stations. I however DONT suggest a plug. im nervous about a patch. Unless this bike is your only mode of transportation and your too strapped to buy a new tire. The few Bens itll take to replace the tire is so much more worth it then your life. This isnt a car man. a blow out at even 50 can and probably will END you.
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I plugged my back tire when I had a flat on the side of the road. Got another 2000 miles out of that tire and it held air great the whole time.

Any auto parts store will sell a plug kit and it takes about 20 minutes to do the job. Just limit your speed on a plugged tire.
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plug kit can be bought at pretty much any place. Ya know AutoZone/O reilys/Wal Mart. even gas stations. I however DONT suggest a plug. im nervous about a patch. Unless this bike is your only mode of transportation and your too strapped to buy a new tire. The few Bens itll take to replace the tire is so much more worth it then your life. This isnt a car man. a blow out at even 50 can and probably will END you.
yeah i know what you mean....when i used to work at the dealership we had a patch with a plug attached to it that worked great...thats really what im looking for i'd patch it before i ever thought about just plugging it....
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Tire Repairs

Riding on an improperly repaired tire is dangerous. An improper repair can cause further damage to the tire. It may suddenly fail, causing serious personal injury or death. To be safe, go to your local dealer for proper tire repairs.

Before having a tire repaired, tell your local dealer if you have used an aerosol fixer to inflate/ seal the tire. Aerosol fixers could contain a highly volatile gas. Always remove the valve core outdoors, away from sources of excessive heat, flame, or sparks and completely deflate the tire before removing it from the rim for repair.

•Never repair a tire with less than 1/32nd inch (0.8 millimeters) tread remaining. At this tread depth, the tire is worn out and must be replaced.
•Never repair a tire with a puncture larger than 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeters) in diameter. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.
•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.
•Never repair a tire with a puncture or other damage outside the tread area. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.
•Any tire repair done without removing the tire from the rim is improper.
•Tubes, like tires, should be repaired only by a qualified tire service person.
•Never use a tube as a substitute for a proper repair.

A tire's speed rating is void if the tire is repaired, retreaded, damaged or abused, or otherwise altered from its original condition. Thereafter, it should be treated as a non-speed-rated tire.

Speed should not exceed 50 mph (80kph) in the first 24 hours after a repair is made and the repaired tire should never be used at speeds above 80 mph (128 kph).
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doesnt pnp also do patches? i have plugged a couple tires in my time, and they have held up fine, but it is a bit sketchy of course.
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Tire Repairs

Riding on an improperly repaired tire is dangerous. An improper repair can cause further damage to the tire. It may suddenly fail, causing serious personal injury or death. To be safe, go to your local dealer for proper tire repairs.

Before having a tire repaired, tell your local dealer if you have used an aerosol fixer to inflate/ seal the tire. Aerosol fixers could contain a highly volatile gas. Always remove the valve core outdoors, away from sources of excessive heat, flame, or sparks and completely deflate the tire before removing it from the rim for repair.

•Never repair a tire with less than 1/32nd inch (0.8 millimeters) tread remaining. At this tread depth, the tire is worn out and must be replaced.
•Never repair a tire with a puncture larger than 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeters) in diameter. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.
•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.
•Never repair a tire with a puncture or other damage outside the tread area. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.
•Any tire repair done without removing the tire from the rim is improper.
•Tubes, like tires, should be repaired only by a qualified tire service person.
•Never use a tube as a substitute for a proper repair.

A tire's speed rating is void if the tire is repaired, retreaded, damaged or abused, or otherwise altered from its original condition. Thereafter, it should be treated as a non-speed-rated tire.

Speed should not exceed 50 mph (80kph) in the first 24 hours after a repair is made and the repaired tire should never be used at speeds above 80 mph (128 kph).
excellent info, maybe should be a new sticky along with more tire info
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Just go to any tire shop and have them patch it. I have two tires like that and never had a problem.
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I plugged my back tire when I had a flat on the side of the road. Got another 2000 miles out of that tire and it held air great the whole time.

Any auto parts store will sell a plug kit and it takes about 20 minutes to do the job. Just limit your speed on a plugged tire.
my rule of thumb is to keep a plug kit under the seat at all times. you may pick up a nail or something in the middle of nowhere but still be able to limp to a gas station before it goes totally flat.

if done right, you can apply a plug in just a couple minutes, reinflate the tire, then use the plug to get back home. you should replace the tire after that to be on the safe side. like others are saying, is a 140 dollar tire worth your 5000 dollar bike? or your bones or your life?

i've had a plug work its way out of a back tire whilst in a 45mph turn doing 75. i immediately lost all traction and the bike got VERY squirrely. not panicking and trail braking kept me upright. i limped (again) back to a gas station, put in another plug, went home and parked it til i got another tire.

don't risk it.
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I believe those tire repair guidelines are intended for car/truck tires, not motorcycle tires.
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for those of you that dont know what i was referring to, see the attachment
We had these at the dealership....you still have to remove the tire to put it in but they work great!
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i plugged my tire more than once and even did a track day on a patched one.

recently plugged the rear sportster tire with a kit from walmart that cost about 10 bucks. it's super easy!!! even i was able to do it in a dark gas station parking lot lol
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good comments and stories. as mentioned, there's enough to worry about while riding than having a rear tire plugged with a wal-mart product :(
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