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Old 07-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Two nails! Guessing I need a new tire?

Just got home and was about to take the bike out for a spin when I notice this! Two nails in the back tire From searching the forum seems like the best option is to replace the tire.

Sucks, the tire barely has about 500 miles
I can understand one nail but two? No idea how that happened!
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You sure it's not one that bent and came back out?
I'd plug it btw
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Bridgestone says you can plug their tires with some caveats. I can post their link if you like.

I'd plug it if it was mine
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Hmm, that could be a possibility. Don't want to try and pull out the nails since I have to take it somewhere to get it replaced or plugged tomorrow.

I was thinking of getting it plugged but since it's two holes and one of them is in a weird spot wasn't too sure.
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Hmm, that could be a possibility. Don't want to try and pull out the nails since I have to take it somewhere to get it replaced or plugged tomorrow.

I was thinking of getting it plugged but since it's two holes and one of them is in a weird spot wasn't too sure.
Not all shops will plug them. Call them first.
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Also a Dunlop Q3.

Yeah read a few places won't do it for liability reasons. Will call around to see who will do it if possible.
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Either it holds air or it dont.
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Either it holds air or it dont.
An improperly installed plug fails or it don't
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Either it holds air or it dont.
haha guess that's true! Looks pretty easy!


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Seems like that's the best option if I don't want to spend too much $$$


Think I'm going to try and plug it tomorrow morning. Don't think I can screw up the tire much more
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I drag raced on a new tire with a plug. Lots of burn outs and it never failed. Was at center also. Hot sticky launches on nitrous didn't budge it. I had rode street on a plug but figured dragging on one was more of a test
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I drag raced on a new tire with a plug. Lots of burn outs and it never failed. Was at center also. Hot sticky launches on nitrous didn't budge it. I had rode street on a plug but figured dragging on one was more of a test
Sweet! Good to know!
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An improperly installed plug fails or it don't
I'm thinking if its improperly installed it won't hold air, but I bet it would still stay in the tire.
In any case, I've never heard of one failing and for that matter don't recall one not holding air.
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I'm thinking if its improperly installed it won't hold air, but I bet it would still stay in the tire.
In any case, I've never heard of one failing and for that matter don't recall one not holding air.
A guy on one of our rides said he had a plug fail on him which caused him to crash. Said he would never ride a plugged tire again.

I would plug, but I wouldn't ride all out
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I drag raced on a new tire with a plug. Lots of burn outs and it never failed. Was at center also. Hot sticky launches on nitrous didn't budge it. I had rode street on a plug but figured dragging on one was more of a test
Low psi when drag racing motorcycles like on cars?

I would be scared to plug it. Blow outs on a motorcycle just have so much more potential for a bad day if they fail.
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A guy on one of our rides said he had a plug fail on him which caused him to crash. Said he would never ride a plugged tire again.

I would plug, but I wouldn't ride all out
Ok, so now I've heard of it.
But. ..
Since I heard it on the Internet, from a guy I never met, who was telling me something somebody told him, I choose to ignore it and will continue to say I never heard of a plug failing.
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Ok, so now I've heard of it.
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Since I heard it on the Internet, from a guy I never met, who was telling me something somebody told him, I choose to ignore it and will continue to say I never heard of a plug failing.
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