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Old 08-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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What should I do? Two months ago I purchase a new tire ( mz m-1) at honda of houston for a good price. A few mins ago pulled my bike out of my garage and the back tire was flat. i found a small screw in the center of the tire. should i replace the tire or just put a patch on it and save for a spare? will it be okay to ride it over 80mph with a patch? what would be the safest thing to do?
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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What should I do? Two months ago I purchase a new tire ( mz m-1) at honda of houston for a good price. A few mins ago pulled my bike out of my garage and the back tire was flat. i found a small screw in the center of the tire. should i replace the tire or just put a patch on it and save for a spare? will it be okay to ride it over 80mph with a patch? what would be the safest thing to do?
By Patch do you mean plug? From what I hear, plugs are safe... but I'm not riding my bike so much at this moment, cuz it's plugged... (and my tire was practically new)... going to try and purchase a new one, to be on the safe side.
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DEPENDS ON YOUR TYPE OF RIDING....I have ridden with plugs before without anything "bad" happening. If you commute a lot and travel city roads and highways I would be okay with plugging it. If you're like me these days and you only ride backroad runs and the track, you may want to consider a new tire as a blowout at speeds would not be good.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
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Get the mushroom shaped plug that gets epoxied to the inside of the tire and has a plug that goes out through the hole. I've used them and ran the tire like it wasn't there. Even did a track day or two on it.

The ones you push in from the outside are just a means to get you home if used on a motorcycle IMO.
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Sorry to hear man that sucks. New tire is my thought but hey...
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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Skimp on other stuff, but never tires or safety gear (helmets, etc)

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Old 08-22-2007, 04:39 PM   #7
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Get the mushroom shaped plug that gets epoxied to the inside of the tire and has a plug that goes out through the hole. I've used them and ran the tire like it wasn't there. Even did a track day or two on it.

The ones you push in from the outside are just a means to get you home if used on a motorcycle IMO.
+1 The plug that's glued from the inside, works well, and will wear with the tire. My last tire had 50 miles on it, got a hole in it, I had it plugged and ended up putting a little over 4000 miles on it with no problems at all.
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i riddin with 3 plugs in my tire at speeds up to 160+ , ( i know crazy huh) but never had a problem no leaks, i ridden like that for about 3 weeks til i got my new M3s (excellent tires btw) i had a blow out @ 100+ before lil scary but nothing you cant handle long as your not in turn that is
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U said U got ot for a good price, whats Ur life worth and bike parts, I understand U wanting to save money but that really is not the place to do it too big a risk, even a slow 80 mph wreck can be very bad, Just buy a new tire and enjoy the ride instead of worring about it everytime U get on the bike, kinda takes the fun outta ridin doesent it.
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U said U got ot for a good price, whats Ur life worth and bike parts, I understand U wanting to save money but that really is not the place to do it too big a risk, even a slow 80 mph wreck can be very bad, Just buy a new tire and enjoy the ride instead of worring about it everytime U get on the bike, kinda takes the fun outta ridin doesent it.
So you are concerned that the plug will come out?

I know I never worried about it. There was physically no way it was coming out.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:02 PM   #13
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i would get the patch that is glued from the inside.. they would have to take the tire off and wahtnot.. the plugs that u put in from the outside with glue is ... too risky.. might aswell buy a new tire
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put a patch on the inside of it and go have fun
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:21 PM   #15
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The patch/plug from the inside will work just fine. It is the only "approved" type repair for a MC tire...
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The patch/plug from the inside will work just fine. It is the only "approved" type repair for a MC tire...
good luck finding someone to do it though... many shops won't patch or plug a tire due to responsibility.
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good luck finding someone to do it though... many shops won't patch or plug a tire due to responsibility.
Powersports did one for me before, but no "warranty"
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good luck finding someone to do it though... many shops won't patch or plug a tire due to responsibility.
responsibility? or make more money selling you a new tire? (probably a lil' of both)

All it takes is a phone call to find out.
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if you got the money for a new tire get the tire if your always broke like me lol get a plug til you can afford a new tire
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:59 PM   #20
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new tire dont think twice about your life again! Ive seen plugs grind away and go flat again. you dont want to have a flat tire at any speed. Ive had a back tire go flat on me, it makes the bike very unstable, Im lucky I was'nt hurt!
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