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Old 04-13-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy To patch or not to patch, you know the question.

i just got an f-ing nail in my rear tire. the tire probably has less than 500 miles on it :-( is it ok to patch it from the inside at a shop, or do i really need to get a new one?
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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a patch done correctly won't hurt a thing. Mfg's warranty won't even be voided in most cases.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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I've patched bike tires and never had any issues.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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new tire.
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Tom, your gonna get two different opinions on this.
Some will say new tire. No questions asked.
Others will say patch it, plug it, etc.

You just have to ask yourself if its worth risking riding around with a patched/plugged tire. There is a chance air could leak quickly if the patch/plug were to fail. That's not something you want to happen at freeway speeds. . .

FWIW, I've had to run a plug before, and as long as you do it CORRECTLY, it should hold up.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #6
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I've plugged (mushroom type) about a million moto tires and never had a problem.
With the assumption that it is not on a supersport bike that will be ridden at the limit.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
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No track = plug/patch ok
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on the street you should be ok if it is done right
if your gonna ride on the track no go.
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Is there a speed you should not exceed with a patch?
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Is there a speed you should not exceed with a patch?
DEPENDS on how good of a landing you think you can make if it goes flat...

Can you superman at 20 mph? how about 80? 120? lol
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Is there a speed you should not exceed with a patch?
if you can afford a new tire go get one.

I wouldn't ride on a patch more than just trying to get home. Some swear by them...I don't.
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No speed limits

Just make sure you use the patch/plug combo aka mushroom patches.
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i just got an f-ing nail in my rear tire. the tire probably has less than 500 miles on it :-( is it ok to patch it from the inside at a shop, or do i really need to get a new one?
Buy a new tire don't risk it
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put thousands on patches in the last 2 years riding with plugs. Daily commuters often experince nails ... daily. :-) I wouldn't ride with more than max 2-3 plugs. They also shouldn't be close the sidewall. I would max the plugs at 1 on the front personally and work on a new front tire.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:52 AM   #15
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i got Sunnys on Spencer Hwy to patch my rear tire. A word of advise, when i drop the wheel and tire at his shop, i was going to wait for the repair and he insisted on patching it and leaving it there for a day to check if the patch had any problems. I didnt get this assurance from OTB when i had my previous rear tire fixed.
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funny you mention it, a friend just had an accident this past Monday, broken ribs, collar bone, broken thumb. He was running a patched tire. Tire just messed up and superman he went. I don't know the details of speed or road but i DID tell him get a new tire. Now i doubt wife will let him ride again.
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Patch it, but don’t stay on it too long, it wont last forever, and get a new tire asap
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seen this same type of post over and over. ive patched tons of tires... do it right the first time and you will be fine for the rest of the life of the tire. im running a plugged tire right now and only has 800mi on it. does just fine cruising, speeding, wheelies etc...NP
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