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Old 11-28-2014, 12:13 PM   #1
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flat tire , should I plug?

So I've got a flat tire and looking to see what you guys recommend. Should I plug it? Plug and patch?
If so where can I take it to have this done? I'm over in the Highlands area so any help is greatly appreciated.
Bike is a 2007 zx10 rear tire
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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It depends on where the puncture is. If it's a nice neat little hole near the middle of the tire then I'd plug it with no worries.
If it's a jagged hole or near the edge/sidewall then it might be time for a new tire.
Many shops won't do plugs because of liability concerns.

Easy to do it yourself. Buy a kit, follow directions and ride.
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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Okay thanks, that's what I figured but wasn't sure since it was a motorcycle
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:33 PM   #4
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I like to err on the side of caution so I wouldn't plug a motorcycle tire.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:37 PM   #5
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Err on the caution and never get on another murder cycle. Lol. As was said above, if it's a neat hole near the center I would plug. I've plugged a few with zero issues
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:32 PM   #6
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Not sure what yall are referring to when ya say eer? But okay will a simple plug kit from auto zone be fine
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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If you cant use a dictionary then I would suggest you find somebody else to plug your tire.
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Not sure what yall are referring to when ya say eer? But okay will a simple plug kit from auto zone be fine
There's no way we can tell what will be fine. You have to make that judgement.
If the hole is plugable then a plug kit from autozone should work.

Remember you are not following mfr's recommendations when you plug a tire. I for sure am not going to tell you it'll be OK since I haven't seen the tire.
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I've plugged many mc tire holes. Never had any issues. Even at 150 plus. Had a tire with 3 plugs in it once.
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Plug will work fine I had about 2000 miles on a plug tire before I bought a new tire.
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I've plugged many mc tire holes. Never had any issues. Even at 150 plus. Had a tire with 3 plugs in it once.
THIS!
I once ran a tire with three holes and ten plugs. Honest to . I did keep it below triple digits, mostly.
One hole required five plugs to seal it. Another hole required three plugs and the third hole required two plugs. I ran it for 5k miles like that. They're more resilient than you think.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:01 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone for the responses , I'll be plugging it tomorrow
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