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Old 03-03-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Pluggin a tire

is it ok to plug a motorcycle tire? i picked up a screw today on the road. only have 450 miles on the tire...
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sorry... its the rear tire
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yea. ill probably replace it... thanks!
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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what kinda tire? just curious
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what kinda tire? just curious
Dunlop qualifier, and its a pretty good size screw that's angled in the tire not straight in
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I had 100 miles on my rear tire when i got a nail and i pluged it and it lasted the life of the tire but i would recomend a patch cuz Ive heard of people throwing the plugs at high speeds
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I had 100 miles on my rear tire when i got a nail and i pluged it and it lasted the life of the tire but i would recomend a patch cuz Ive heard of people throwing the plugs at high speeds
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Yeah I would patch it.. it would cost more $$ but probably much more reliable then a plug..

I just found out i had a little staple in my back tire and I left it there when I back to college station for school for like 2 weeks.. It didnt leak any air at all, so i just pulled it out.. havent lost any air since.. Kinda sketchy though haha
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You're gonna get all sorts of opinions on this.

I don't plug or patch or plug/patch a tire on my sportbikes. Just not worth it in my opinion.

I did it one time and every time I got on the bike I was thinking about it.

I'd buy a new tire and videtape a nice rolling burnout on the other.
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You're gonna get all sorts of opinions on this.

I don't plug or patch or plug/patch a tire on my sportbikes. Just not worth it in my opinion.

I did it one time and every time I got on the bike I was thinking about it.

I'd buy a new tire and videtape a nice rolling burnout on the other.
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