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Old 10-23-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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So i got a Nail in my tire! patch or get new tire?

ok i got a nail in the middle section of my rear tire. there's still alot of tread life left and i only put about 2k miles on the rear tire. SHould i go ahead and get it patched? or just go out and get a new tire?
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new tire. people are going to tell you to patch.. but most shops won't because of liability reasons. so just do yourself the favor and get a new tire. Motorcycles Unlimited has some decent deals on tires right now
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new tire. people are going to tell you to patch.. but most shops won't because of liability reasons. so just do yourself the favor and get a new tire. Motorcycles Unlimited has some decent deals on tires right now
only thing that sucks is that i need it done ASAP for work. and Motorcycles Unlimited are closed the days that i have off
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S_M is right about places not patching because of liability. Depending on the size of the nail and the severity of the puncture, I think it might be ok to patch (not plug) it. If, however, you have the funds to purchase a new tire, then by all means do so.
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only thing that sucks is that i need it done ASAP for work. and Motorcycles Unlimited are closed the days that i have off
well a plug style patch will get you by. but it's not a gauruntee. when do you have time off??
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Tire.

The last thing that you want going through your mind is thinking about how much $$$ you saved by plugging a tired when it goes out on you at the wrong place and at the wrong time. It's kinda like helmets, sure you can save a couple of $$$ by buying a cheap one but then you gotta ask yourself, "what do you plan on putting in it?"

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well a plug style patch will get you by. but it's not a gauruntee. when do you have time off??
well the Nail is a like a size of a Thumb tack its a really small nail. i found it when i saw a little bit of light reflecting from the tire. so idiot like my self i pulled it out. :BangHead: my days off are sundays and monday, rest of the week i work 9-5 but on weds, fri and sat i work 10-how ever late i have to stay at work
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ive ran 4 tires with one or two mushroom patches. drove it regularly and at high speeds. heres a pic of how one of my tires looks like after a few miles of turns and high speed runs. this was on a 2001 zx6r, not my current bike that i do track days on. its your call but im proof that you can ride it normaly with a mushroom patch (a plug patch combo).
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Green Slime will work until you can get a new tire. I was skeptical but it held up extremely well. Make sure you get the stuff for motorcycle tires. The hole I used it on was about the size of a finishing nail.
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ive ran 4 tires with one or two mushroom patches. drove it regularly and at high speeds. heres a pic of how one of my tires looks like after a few miles of turns and high speed runs. this was on a 2001 zx6r, not my current bike that i do track days on. its your call but im proof that you can ride it normaly with a mushroom patch (a plug patch combo).
not a bad idea. but your still looking at un mounting and remounting of the tire. your better off just buying a new tire. what part of the SE side do you live on?
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Green Slime will work until you can get a new tire. I was skeptical but it held up extremely well. Make sure you get the stuff for motorcycle tires. The hole I used it on was about the size of a finishing nail.
NOOOOOOOOO thats sucks for rims.. and it makes a wicked mess for the tech...:BangHead:
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not a bad idea. but your still looking at un mounting and remounting of the tire. your better off just buying a new tire. what part of the SE side do you live on?
for the plus, it cost me $10 at Metric. i brought the wheel off and total was like $30 i think. this was back in 2002.

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not a bad idea. but your still looking at un mounting and remounting of the tire. your better off just buying a new tire. what part of the SE side do you live on?
i live by almeda mall
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i live by almeda mall
shoot your right down the road from me. get your rear tire off one night and if you get a new tire let me know. and i'll bring it to work with me and i'll mount and balance it for ya. just let me know man.
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shoot your right down the road from me. get your rear tire off one night and if you get a new tire let me know. and i'll bring it to work with me and i'll mount and balance it for ya. just let me know man.
its already off right now. you wanna patch it? lol i got the moneyz
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NOOOOOOOOO thats sucks for rims.. and it makes a wicked mess for the tech...:BangHead:
I ran it for a week before I got the new tire. The tech never said anything about it but I usually kick down a little extra for them anyway. I know the other fix-a-flat stuff is bad for the rim but the slime was supposed to be OK.

Maybe I screwed up but it worked for me...:dontknow:
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its already off right now. you wanna patch it? lol i got the moneyz
i'm not sure if we got that style patch at the shop. like i said before because of liability reasons:( we don't patch them. but if you get a new tire i don't care from where i'll mount and balance it for ya..
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I ran it for a week before I got the new tire. The tech never said anything about it but I usually kick down a little extra for them anyway. I know the other fix-a-flat stuff is bad for the rim but the slime was supposed to be OK.

Maybe I screwed up but it worked for me...:dontknow:
well if you tip the tech money he won't say a word. i know i wouldn't lol
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well if you tip the tech money he won't say a word. i know i wouldn't lol
where do you work by anychance? shoot i'll give him a 20 lol i know they run like 10-20. and if crash it won't be his fault.
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where do you work by anychance? shoot i'll give him a 20 lol i know they run like 10-20. and if crash it won't be his fault.
i'm the service advisor for texas yamaha gulf coast. i just don't think we have those patches there. sorry dude.:eh:
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