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Old 04-19-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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Found a nail in my rear tire, dead center Less than 1500 miles on it, safe to patch and carry on or a new tire? I don't ride hard anyways so I was thinking it would be safe to patch (from the inside).
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Found a nail in my rear tire, dead center Less than 1500 miles on it, safe to patch and carry on or a new tire? I don't ride hard anyways so I was thinking it would be safe to patch (from the inside).
According to Bridgestone it is safe if you use plug/patch combo. I can send you the link if interested
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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Per Bridgestone

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).

http://www.motorcycle-karttires.com/...formation.aspx
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Thanks for the response... called local shop and they said they would do it but I have to sign a waiver. If I buy a new tire, would anyone be interested in a Diablo Rosso 180/55 17 tire with a nail in it? lol
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Thanks for the response... called local shop and they said they would do it but I have to sign a waiver. If I buy a new tire, would anyone be interested in a Diablo Rosso 180/55 17 tire with a nail in it? lol
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Run patch/plug, there is nothing wrong with it... Ran several myself and known of 50+ other tires that have had them. Never ever heard of anyone on any forum or anywhere else haveing a problem with it... Just whatever you do don't put slim in there!
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I believe there is 2 ways to do this, I've never done either.

1.) Patch - patching a tire means taking it off the rim, applying a patch to the inside, sealing the patch in some way, and remounting the tire.

2.) Plug - not attached to anything and is stuck in the hole, with the air constantly trying to push it out, and the road pushing it back in, so it's a matter of who wins ...


The safest thing to do is replace it with a new one. You only have 2 tires, think of cheap insurance.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #10
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Well i'm leaning towards patching it since I just bought the tires not long ago and the tread is still good (because I'm a noob and I don't ride it hard). If some of you guys think it's ok, than I guess it's good enough for me. I rarely take it past 80 anyways.
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You should be fine. A friend of mine is riding on some used rubbers, and the rear is patched. Has been holding up for a few months now, no problems.
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I rode un just a plug alone and did fine for 1000 miles
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I will take the tire from you if u don't want it..There are plenty of riders that are comfortable with plugged tires...including myself. I have picked up a few tires in the past and passed it down to people who can't afford new tires..
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the patch/plug should look like this

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I will take the tire from you if u don't want it..There are plenty of riders that are comfortable with plugged tires...including myself. I have picked up a few tires in the past and passed it down to people who can't afford new tires..
I will keep you in mind, plan on getting new tires after summer. Gonna tide patched for now
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Cool...yeah...the plug patch works great..
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the previous rear tire i bought for my bike i picked up a screw in it after 50 miles on the the tire i. I patched it and put a about 3k on it without issue till i picked up another screw. replaced it then.
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