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Old 03-19-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Angry F@#%IN SCREW IN MY TIRE. Plug or get a new tire?

I found a HUGE screw in my tire after riding yesterday. I'm waaayy paranoid about pluggin them because I've never done it before. Dropped $250 for a new Dunlop front tire. I was wondering how many of you just plug them up and go with it? This tire only had 3100 miles on it. Tread was still great. me off to just trash it and get a new one.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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definitely get a new one, especially on the front
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new tire, dont take a chance.....ive seen someone pay for riding with a bad tire
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how big is the the screw?
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:55 AM   #6
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wow $250 for a ft tire.............goto M/U you got ripped.
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wow $250 for a ft tire.............goto M/U you got ripped.
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Sweet thanks guys. I don't feel so about getting the new one now
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Pasadena MC tire will be straight with you if you take it in. They'll patch if it's "safe" and refuse if it isn't.

New tire is always safest.

I put a new tire on Wednesday after Ike, patched it on Friday, another flat and another new tire on Tuesday. That was an expensive week but worth it for peace of mind. Next time I'll cage for a few weeks until the roads are nice and clean, even if they are empty of traffic.
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Was $250 for mounting and disposal but ya.. I got freakin rooked. I just went with what they had in stock. I have the day off and am gonna ride. Was really impatient and didn't look around. Just a knee jerk reaction.
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Def a new tire, or slightly used maybe???
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I keep hearing all this fear of patching and plugging but it hasn't kept me from doing it with good results. I prefer the plugs because they have gotten me home from far away lots of times. I used to do lots of long distance touring.

I wouldn't recommed a plugged tire for track use or high speed strafing runs on back roads but otherwise, they're fine. I have ridden them down to the cords with no issues.
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plus that beesh ; ive rode , and stunted on a plug tired for a month in a half . im not telling you to do that but just lettin yah know .
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if i were to plug it would be with this, but like everthing else doesn't always work. but looks impressive.

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If you are just commuting, plug and patch. You will have no problems.
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What part of town you live in? I work at stubbs and can get you a good deal on tire and install we have really good specials going on right now.
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I have plugged a rear tire temporarily (recently), but I'd never ride on a plugged front except maybe to get to the place to get it replaced. You DEFINITELY got ripped on the tire. The tires for a 650 can't be THAT expensive. I have 120/17's on my bike and paid $129.00 for my Metzler M3 front and $189.00 for the 180/17 rear.

One thing that I have found is that these places tear you up on the R&R fees. There are plenty of people on MH that have stands that would be willing to help you pull it so you don't pay that stupid fee. The first time I replaced my tires, my Pitbull stands almost paid for themselves vs. having Stubbs do it all. They wanted to charge me $75 labor for the front and $95 for the rear. That's half of what my stands cost me. I will have paid for the stands in 2 tire changes.
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If you buy the tire from us at stubbs we cut the labor in half for the install. We have also came way down on prices on tires.
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If you buy the tire from us at stubbs we cut the labor in half for the install. We have also came way down on prices on tires.
That's cool that they would recognize the issue and address it. Their old prices on labor is what caused me to buy my Pitbulls. In fact, I bought my rear Pitbull from Stubbs along with a helmet, gloves, jacket and TONS of parts for my bike. Also, now that Mancusa moved from 45 in League City, Stubbs is the closest Suzi shop to me. Don't get me wrong, I love Stubbs. I have spent a lot of money there, but with times being what they are, you gotta look for the savings.
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