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Old 07-20-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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pin hole size leak in rear tire.

should i jsut buy a new tire or should i get it patched?
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

dont risk ur life change the tire.
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:37 AM   #3
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

your life or $100 .. which is cheaper
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:49 AM   #4
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

word. thats what i figured. damm them piolt powers still have alot of thread left.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:37 PM   #5
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

I have the same prob, except the tire is old, but still has decent tread....for now fixaflat is holding it together, but I've only ridden it once since I put that stuff in.

Don't mean to jack ya thread but.....What tire can someone recommend? I don't stunt, I don't ride aggressively, no kneedragging. Right now, I think they're the stock ones, its an 01 f4i with bridgestone bto10 180/55/zr17. I don't even think they make bto10's anymore. lol
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

burn out time. holla i'll get the camera ready. We can try to make more smiley faces.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:41 PM   #7
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

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burn out time. holla i'll get the camera ready.
unless we gonna do burn out near my house.

it started leakin after that burn out i did last night. It was flat by the time i got home.
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

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I have the same prob, except the tire is old, but still has decent tread....for now fixaflat is holding it together, but I've only ridden it once since I put that stuff in.

Don't mean to jack ya thread but.....What tire can someone recommend? I don't stunt, I don't ride aggressively, no kneedragging. Right now, I think they're the stock ones, its an 01 f4i with bridgestone bto10 180/55/zr17. I don't even think they make bto10's anymore. lol
Get something like the Dunlop D218 if not available the D208. You'll get good life out of them and they aren't over kill for street riding.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:48 PM   #9
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

I guess I have never gotten a "real" reason why a plug/patch is not safe? Obviously if a tire blows on a bike there are/can be serious consequences. However, for just street riding and sunday cruisin, is the risk really as great as it sounds???
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:56 PM   #10
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

A properly administered repair can get you on the road fine. *That is, a repair which involves removing the tire and patching from the inside. *Now, when burnouts, stunting, and 100mph trips come into play, I wouldn't recommend it. *For normal city/highway/backroad, you'll be fine. *The tire will lose a level or two in the speed rating. *Trouble is, most shops in Houston won't plug a Z-rated tire anymore.

Fixaflat is asking for trouble. *Don't rely on that stuff any longer than getting you safely home or out of harm's way. *And remember to take it very slow!

Other tires I would recommend: Bridgestones work fine, but feather/ cup often. *Diablo is da' bomb. *The front wears much better than the rear though. (short life) *Not a fan of Dunlop at all. *They work well enough if you are on a tight budget and want a big name tire. *Avon has some choice rubber out there. *Metzeler needs a lot of warm up before they want to stick. *If you aren't hard-charging or knee draggin, don't overlook the ST tires out there. *They stick like sport tires did 5 years ago.
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:09 PM   #11
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

Yeah, the fixaflat was just a quick way to get air in my tire. It was flat, in the garage for the longest time, so I just used it as a pump, then took it to the gas station to put more air in it. Weird thing was that, I didnt see where it was flat, meaning, i didnt see any of that fixaflat liquid bubbling out anywear. So I thought it was ok, and rode it to work one day. Came home, parked it, and noticed a lil brown puddle under my rear tire. I looked, and that liquid stuff was bubbling out, cuz apparently a sharp piece of stone or marble punctured the tire. Took the thing out, and the tire hasn't gone flat since, and thats been about two weeks. But I still don't feel safe riding on that, so Ima buy a new tire.
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:11 PM   #12
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

I'm running re-treads on mine from www.cycletires.com *(be pimp and get some color ones! *:laughing6: )

Couldn't find any bad reviews on them so I tried some. *Had them on for about 2-3 weeks now. *They stick really well when it's dry but they do seem a little slick in the rain. * I don't have much to compare rain performance with as I used to run only Avons when I had my FZR many years ago. (Which have/had amazing stick in wet conditions - go figure, the Brits made um) *Oh and the slip was on light acceleration so, this wasn't cornering.
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

If your not a highspeed man or track guy a proper patch on a rear tire would probably be fine. But. if you like spirited Sunday rides and do time at the track don't risk it at all. right:
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Old 07-20-2005, 01:56 PM   #14
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

it all depends on your riding style. ive plugged about 5 holes in two different tires and never had a problem. ive never went over 130mph or so becuase of the plug, but sometimes i would forget and run up fast and then slow down once i rememnbered the plug. never had one blow on me. when i change out to the new ones i got now, i loked inside the old tires and saw about 3 plugs i had put in it since i got the bike in feb. 03. but i also ride somewhat conservative though. i would always be ready for a blowout thou just in case.

basically, depending on where the hole is on the tire and how much tread is left, depends on whether or not you should patch it. IMO
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:00 PM   #15
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

Im running a plugged/patched tire (dont buy Brandon from adriniline) Ive been running it for about a year now, Its seen 150 mph an no problems. I dont stunt, I dont wheelie much......
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:09 PM   #16
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

mushroom patch (plug/patch combo)* andy at metric is the only one i found in houston that would do it. i had tow on my old tires that lasted forever.

the tire wont blow out unless the integrity of the tire is weak already. that means its the tire manufacturers fault like with firestone and the ford explorers.

dont buy new tires unless you roll like Don and got $$$ coming out of your .


heres the tire i had with two mushroom patches that andy did. they lasted a long time and tire wear came from my regular riding style.

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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

Depends if the tire carcass was damaged, I've also seen the carcass become damaged during the installation of a plug. I can't speak for other shops but the reason we don't plug tires is our insurance contract has a specific clause forbidding us to do it.
A lot of people ride with plugged tires with no problems, others have had them come apart, probably many more people with plugged tires don't have problems than do.
In the end it's ultimately your choice how much risk you're willing to take.


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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

Din,
I think you know what to do
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Re: pin hole size leak in rear tire.

Ive stunted on many plugged tires of course ive also taken a rim that was jb welded together thru the twisties but then again i do not value my life and wish i was dead "not joking" but its up to you
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