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Old 09-02-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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nail in tire-question

i noticed i have a small finishing nail in my tire right in the middle strip(no nail head), its a slow leak... is it worth riding on and filling it every so often, or just toss it or find a stunt rider who might need a tire for parkin lot stunting for burnouts and that stuff and try to get a couple bucks out of it?

its the rear tire, metzler m3
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago and i didnt wanna chance it so i went a got a a new michlin pilot power. It was only $160 for mounting and balancing it.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:49 PM   #3
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Correction the mounting and balancing were free...i paid $160 for the tire.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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ya id prob go with the metzler m6 or something.
the bike is going to sit for awhile :( so i have time to do the brakes,flush radiator, change tires, and oil. ha
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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I wouldn't chance it either. . .I know it bites to buy another tire before it's expected, but it's worth it, I think.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:14 PM   #6
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You're gambling with your life, so unless you're an avid skydiver who has his parachute packed at mcdonalds and you like risking life and limb.

I'd go buy a new tire. Unless you are extremely poor like me, just have it patched and find a used tire until you can come up with the money for a new one.

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Old 09-02-2007, 01:44 PM   #7
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take tire off rim, remove nail and use a patch plug....i use em all the time and have gone over 120 and done burnouts and stuff with no problems
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take tire off rim, remove nail and use a patch plug....i use em all the time and have gone over 120 and done burnouts and stuff with no problems
patch it!
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patch it, swapping tires get pricey. lucky me i usually get 1000 miles before i get a nail in the tire.

although if u religously haul then up to you.
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plug FTW, they have never failed me.

or...

give me the bike and get a new one.
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i rode with four plugs for like 2 months, they are strong
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i noticed i have a small finishing nail in my tire right in the middle strip(no nail head), its a slow leak... is it worth riding on and filling it every so often, or just toss it or find a stunt rider who might need a tire for parkin lot stunting for burnouts and that stuff and try to get a couple bucks out of it?

its the rear tire, metzler m3
plug it up and ride til you can by another tire
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:36 PM   #14
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when i cought a pretty good sized nail in my front tire...i just replaced it. the tire wasn't new by any means anyhow.
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i dont think i am able to plug this hole.. the nail is a tad bigger than the led in a mechanical pencil. ill just patch it and watch my speeds and if it still leaks ill just destroy the tire in a smokey burnout so i can film it and look cool on myspace ha

sticking with a metzler. what tire options do i have? i have m3's now.
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i dont think i am able to plug this hole.. the nail is a tad bigger than the led in a mechanical pencil. ill just patch it and watch my speeds and if it still leaks ill just destroy the tire in a smokey burnout so i can film it and look cool on myspace ha

sticking with a metzler. what tire options do i have? i have m3's now.
you can plug it, i have all the in my garage
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hey i had a nail in my tire i took it to get it patched and they charged me 5.00bucks to fix it and i have not had no problems
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since yal are sayin patch it.. or plug it... which would be the better way to do it? i have stuff to patch it with and can get the plugs if need be
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patch is better than plug.
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