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Old 09-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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Nail in tire

So i am st the gas station this morning sipping on a monster and looking my bike over I notice what seemed to be a nail in the tire. I go in the store and buy a tire plug kit and remove the nail put the plug in and all that good stuff. My question is will the hole in the tire compromise its ability to work properly at higher speeds because of belts being torn or disrupted within the tire?
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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If the plug is OK the tire will be OK IMO. I have plugged a bike tire before, some people don't do it just because the cost of failure on a motorcycle is so much higher.
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:25 PM   #3
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I've plugged several tires in the past and burned one tire down to nothing without the plug loosing its integrity.

Put some soapy water on it and if it doesn't make air bubbles, you should be fine.
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Alright thanks guys!
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If you installed it right, you should be fine. I have never had a plug leak or come loose or cause any issues.
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Ive had one come out on my before. Now I carry a stop and go plug kit. Much better than a normal plug since its mushroomed at the end.



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So i am st the gas station this morning sipping on a monster and looking my bike over I notice what seemed to be a nail in the tire. I go in the store and buy a tire plug kit and remove the nail put the plug in and all that good stuff. My question is will the hole in the tire compromise its ability to work properly at higher speeds because of belts being torn or disrupted within the tire?
I know certain manufacturers will decrease the speed rating significantly when a repair is performed, so if you believe in all of their R&D, then your answer is yes it will matter at higher speeds. Also, many shops will not repair motorcycle tires for liability reasons. I've seen different responses from everyone about this topic. Some say rope plug, some say patch, some say replace. It comes down to what your acceptable risk level is, your type riding, and money. Only you can decide. My opinion (and I stress, opinion) on the topic is that a tire's integrity is compromised when punctured. The belts could have been torn, punctured, or separated. The size of the nail, angle of the nail, location of the nail, additional damage done when removing, and your riding are all variables that prevent anyone from knowing for sure whether or not its "safe" at high speeds. Furthermore, a patch or plug probably doesn't do a lot to buttress any damage done to the belts/chords. Maybe it would be fine for commuting, but it's not a risk I'm personally willing to take. It sucks when a new tire gets punctured, but I always eat the cost and replace - especially knowing I only have 2 small contact patches keeping me on the road. Maybe I'm overly cautious. Again, only my opinion.
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I usually break it down and patch it from the inside. Never had a issue with that before
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