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Old 06-03-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
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tire leak

I have a slow leak on the rear tire. Does anyone know where I can get my tire patched or pluged? Can I go to discoute tire or do i have to go to a motorcycle shop?
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:17 AM   #2
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I'd say Motorcycles Unlimited, but I don't know for sure if they do it. Only try Discount tire if it's off the bike. Just take the rim. I don't see why they wouldn't be able to, they just wouldn't be able to re-balance it. Also you might call cyclegear. They mount tires, and sell patches, so I don't see why they wouldn't be able to help you out!
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:45 AM   #3
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why is it leaking?
do u see a nail etc?
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hey man i use tire plug kits all the time they actually work pretty well depending on where the leak is, let me know and they are reall easy to do youreself
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some places wont plug a motorcycle tire because its not exactly reliable. best bet is to get a new one.
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hey man i use tire plug kits all the time they actually work pretty well depending on where the leak is, let me know and they are reall easy to do youreself
Yes they do work but only temporarely. I would take that rear for a hard ride if it has a plug.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:31 PM   #7
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I have the plugger kit also, No problems. As long as it's on the rear i don't worry about it.
need to get me some of these altho the tire has to come off.
A yamaha shop down near sugarland put one of these in my rear busa tire once, again no problems

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its funny because i went riding yesterday parked the bike by my apt door and took a nap. woke up and the bike was on flat. Took the bike to a gas station to air it up. After i aired it up i could hear air coming out of it. So this morning i went and put fix a flat in it and its holding air longer. Where its leaking is real samll, no nalil etc. Where can i get a plugging kit, which brand is the best?

Thanks guys for your inputs!!!!
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Old 06-03-2007, 03:11 PM   #9
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the hole is right in the middle, its a new tire bout 1000 miles on it.
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If you're sure it's a puncture and not something like the valve stem leaking air, then you should be able to get a plug kit at any auto parts store, WalMart, etc. I personally use the fuzzy plugs and lots of gooey cement. Let it set up twice as long as you'd think it would take, chop off the excess with a pair of wire cutters or similar (don't try it with a simgle-blade knife unless it's super sharp - u don't want to pull the plug out when it's still freshly set).
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this is the one i have.
also a small compressor with aligator clips if needed.

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yep auto zone green package with rubber cement but you have to puncture the tire more to make the plug work. it explains
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I have speed-tested the 3 dollar patch kit from the gas stations, worked for me! lol, i wont do it again, maybe i was just lucky
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Does fix-a-flat f*ck up the inside of the wheel/tire?

I don't mean harm it mechanically, but fill it up with nasty nastiness?

I had a friend who worked at a tire place and he complained incessantly about people who put fi-x-flat in their tires becuase of how nasty it was to work on after that.
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itr just nasty too change the tire



also im running a plug and a patch in my current rear tire without any problems if you plug it i always do a burn out and go about my business. a303 and have both put some plugs though some good testing without problems.
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itr just nasty too change the tire



also im running a plug and a patch in my current rear tire without any problems if you plug it i always do a burn out and go about my business. a303 and have both put some plugs though some good testing without problems.

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It makes changing the tire a nasty stinky mess but it can corrode the wheel also. You shouldn't leave it in there for a really long time.
Also there are some speed limitations on that stuff. It can be uneven inside the tire and cause it to be out of balance at high speed.
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