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Old 09-15-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Quick question about tire repair

One of my friend (rides V-rod) found out he had a nail on his rear tire.
I told him to repaire it with a tire repair kit (one with rubber strips) and ride slow for a while to ensure it's properly repaired.
He called me later to tell me that his HD dealer told him that the tire has to be replaced instead.
Does that sound bull $hit to you?
To me, the stealership is trying to make few extra bucks on him... :/:
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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well texas law say's motorcycle tire's can't plug it but you can hot patch it at the dealer from the inside... But yea they just want to make money on a tire sell!!!!
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OK, thanks for the info all.
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Javi could get you a new tire. Give him a call.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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a plug/ patch is the worst idea on a bike. think about it, if the tire blows on the bike u only have one tire left, on a car u have 3 more to help keep it under control to come to a stop... for parking lot stunting is about the only time i would patch/plug a tire
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Most of the garage liabilty insurance policies for bike shops have a clause specifically forbidding repairing a tire due to liability reasons.
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On the other hand I have plugged quite a few tires over the years and never had a single problem.
I know they say you could be the 1 that fails but if it's just a simple hole in the main tread area, I think the risk is acceptable.
Really have any of you ever known of a tire that blew because it once got a small hole in the tread? I don't mean some internet story from a buddy that knew a guy but, someone you know?
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if a car tire blows from a small hole, a tire a quarter of the size is much more prone to blowing... like caligonetx stated what is your life worth to u?
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well texas law say's motorcycle tire's can't plug it but you can hot patch it at the dealer from the inside... But yea they just want to make money on a tire sell!!!!
can you link us to this "law" ?
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I've plugged my back tires a couple times and never had any issues.

I really just thought ExImport wanted to make more money off of me when they wouldn't repair my week old tire.
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One of my friend (rides V-rod) found out he had a nail on his rear tire.
I told him to repaire it with a tire repair kit (one with rubber strips) and ride slow for a while to ensure it's properly repaired.
He called me later to tell me that his HD dealer told him that the tire has to be replaced instead.
Does that sound bull $hit to you?
To me, the stealership is trying to make few extra bucks on him... :/:

replace it! I replaced my rear that had a nail in it when the tire only had about 700 miles on it give or take.........to me it's not worth the risk to patch/plug it and have the patch/plug fail when I'm in triple digits one day or leave me stranded somewhere cause it went flat.
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if a car tire blows from a small hole, a tire a quarter of the size is much more prone to blowing... like caligonetx stated what is your life worth to u?
I been driving since 1973 and although I have had a few flats I have never had a "blowout". Even after running over a big piece of angle iron the tire did'nt blow it just went flat real fast (maybe 30 secs).
As far as bike tires, if you have spoked rims, they might blow because the air can use the spoke holes in the rim as an exit. With cast rims there is less chance because the only exit is the hole made by the puncturing object.
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car/bike tires blow because the hole (whatever size) causes the tire to run low on air, that in turn heats up the tires to the point they blow. properly inflated tires run at good temps, underinflated makes them run hot.
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I don't see any reason not to use one of the plug-patch deals that go on the inside of the tire. As long as it is holding air and you maintain it, it isn't an issue.

Now, if it is a large hole, or near the side, then junk it.
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I consider the tire flex on the road, in corners, etc. If you're on a ride and manage to heat the tire up that much, i can see a flat before you know it even with a small leak over the ride....

If I had to patch, it would be the back tire only, a stick patch just like one from discount tire with the proper cleaning of the inside. I would not use a plug due to tire retension(the make up of the tire being manipulated due to a drill and rubber stretching or damaging cords)

And I promise you that my driving habits would change significantly.... Might have to jump on the Kat more often for thrills; I'd probably be outgunned by a moped while on the Busa with a repaired tire.

Just me.... But if I pull that tire off to patch it, might as well replace it...
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