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Old 01-29-2009, 10:28 AM   #21
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If your condom broke, would you just patch it and go to town?
Whats a condom
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:39 AM   #22
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I'm just saying, patch it if you want, but understand that you are putting your life on that patch. I know several peeps that run on patched tires, but i would never do it. It's a personal preference.
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yeah I feel ya, if it were the front no doubt i wouldnt try to patch but Im feelin alittle froggy so im gonna chance a patch on there rear and hopefully i wont be a statistic
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so what is so funny about the plug kit?
the plug kit i got was 7 dollars thats what 50 bucks is a joke. and I've plugged 4 tires with it so far for that 7 bucks.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:57 AM   #25
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i got my rear tire patch at OTB and they were pretty fast and i beleive it was about $40.

on the other hand, when i needed a new inspection sticker, the bike was stock, only 3000 miles when i bought from my cuzn and the front tire was fair but not good but if check with a gauge it would pass..anywayz the guy would not pass my bike and insisted on buying a new front tire from them...i hate when safety inspectors become salesmans. i went over to another shop and got the sticker no problem.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:16 AM   #26
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i plugged my factory rear battlax & rode over 1k miles with no problem.

, it got me into the habit of checking my tire pressure regularly...

but, for testing purposes I discovered you CAN throw a plug out @ 140mph.

i wouldn't recommend testing that for yourself... scared me more than i really wanted to.

anyway, i used an ultra cheap-o gas station plug that had been sitting on a shelf who-knows-how-many years...

just remember to push it in as deep as you can & use some rubber cement.
same here ..i got nail im my rear tire one day after getting it .. i put the plug in and rode that all the way till the threads were showing
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #27
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the plug kit i got was 7 dollars thats what 50 bucks is a joke. and I've plugged 4 tires with it so far for that 7 bucks.
cool. I have one like that i think i paid about $25 or so. i see in the above link it is $38, It has saved me and several friends hundreds of dollars let alone a couple times it saved from having to get a wrecker.
like i said i also on longer trips carry that and my 12V pump in a small bag.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:59 PM   #28
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I've never had any problems with OTB/DMT in South Houston/Pasadena, been going there for many years and know the owner fairly well kinda like knowing Ron over at Pasa Cowasucki, they do a single piece plug,boot or patch if you want to call it that, the other thing its not too far from unfriendlywoods and its not too bad on the cost, better than a new tire. but never take a plugged or patched tire on the track.
I used to work for Tommy and his wife Lynn around 18 years ago. They're both cool. I never had a problem with them. The only time I've seen them give anyone any chit is if they're in the shop acting like a tool. From Hardley riders to sport bike riders, they are cool to pretty much everyone.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:15 PM   #29
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"Your product is amazing fast and easy to use. Picked up a nail in my back tire with only 800 miles on it (Bridgestone Battlax BT020 on a Suzuki GSX650F).

now have over 2000 miles on the plug with no air loss even in very high temps (110 F +) and very high speed riding (110 mph+). I know your legal department is flipping out right now but this type of plug the best thing since sliced bread when compared to rope type plugs."

I'm thinking about ordering one of these with the Co2 cartridges. I have a nail in my rear right now that is DEAD center in the tire and I need to plug it anyways at least for a bit.

It seems like it would be nice on a long trip as a quick fix on the side of the road, something I might actually not mind throwing $40 at.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:29 PM   #30
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Advice would be if the tire is off the rim patch it.
Patch is to be the better fix.
If its on the rim plug it.

Take it easy the first 100 miles to be sure it is sealed.

But toss the tire if the puncture is inside of 1 inch of tread edge at the side wall.

The front tire is the more dangeous for repair.

As the miles build up remember you have a plugged tire, would suggest you replace them like you should when the wear bars show, don't push the last bit of miles from a plugged tire.

You will likly be surprised when you make the repair as to how soft and thin the tire is.

Tire - Fix aflat does not mix with plugs.
Would not use fix a flat on a bike unless stuck somewhere.
Would not put more than 1 plug in a tire.

If you plug the tire yourself, read the instructions.
Also wear a glove the reemers are cheep in the low dollar kits if it breaks part of it might end up in your wrist.

Background:
Regretfully I am not a stranger to getting nails etc in tires with less than 1K on them.

The first time I approched a shop to patch one they would not do it.
Best I colud get them to agree to was they would break the tire down allow me to patch the tire and they would remount on the rim.
Likely some insurance thing.

Instead I put a plug in it from a Auto store about a $ 10 kit.

2003 Bandit 1200S had to plug rear and front tire at one time or another.
No Problem ran fine to redline speeds got the milage out of the tires Michlen pilots.

Front tire repair was done in the lot of an auto store I had been riding most of the day when it went low. I was surpised how soft the WARM tire was when I put in the plug.

2008 Busa Plug rear tire at about 1K now at 5K due for new tire plug still holding. no problem been to redline in first five gears.


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If your condom broke, would you just patch it and go to town?
If a condom costed as much as a rear tire Yes Sir I would
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I could comment but the search results would show all the arguements on both sides.

Is it a risk? In my opinion, not really. If the cords are undamaged, worse thing to happen would be low air pressure. Track it? No. Front? No. Within an inch front the straightline of the tire, not on the sides where the tire forces could cause flexing.

I've done many motorcycle tires, but due to liability, only for myself. Dont expect anyone to do it for you, or if they do to not acknowledge they did.
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