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Old 04-24-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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So I noticed last night that I had a flat rear tire due to a nail going straight through the center of it. I figure I probably will need to replace it, just because plug/patches don't seem like they'd before safe for a permanent fix on a bike tire, right? I plan on taking it up to Motorcycles Unlimited either tomorrow or the next weekend to get it taken care of, just wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what to expect as far as price for a rear tire, including removal and install? Think lower-mid range on tire.

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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I've ridden with patched tires, many times. You just have to patch it right.
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same here ive patched mine b4 and been fine for the rest of the life of the tire.. also depends what tire ur lookin for compund rating? size? brand?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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ive got a plug in mine right now and ive been rolling on that bioch for a few thousand miles no prob.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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same here ive patched mine b4 and been fine for the rest of the life of the tire.. also depends what tire ur lookin for compund rating? size? brand?
Yeah, that's the thing...haven't really gotten to do much research on them because I wasn't expecting to replace them so soon. But I really only want something decent, but probably on the lower end of the price range. It's a 180/55 r17. Probably all dry weather, but don't wanna be screwed if I do get stuck, all street use, probably not tracking for a while, and I would like to get a little spirited in my riding from time to time. Essentially, an all around, bang for the buck street tire.


As far as plugs and patches go, I've heard they're fine for a to b commutes, but if you ever get aggressive in your riding that it's really not too safe to chance it. You saying it's ok?
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So I noticed last night that I had a flat rear tire due to a nail going straight through the center of it. I figure I probably will need to replace it, just because plug/patches don't seem like they'd before safe for a permanent fix on a bike tire, right? I plan on taking it up to Motorcycles Unlimited either tomorrow or the next weekend to get it taken care of, just wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what to expect as far as price for a rear tire, including removal and install? Think lower-mid range on tire.

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:40 PM   #7
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np call me if u get stuck I keep an air compressor, tire plug kit and tools in my bike...yea learned my lesson.. got a flat 1 n half hours out of san antonio. got off and pushed for 2 miles.. yea no one pulled over either


ive plugged mine got frm pnt A to pnt B.. along with curves, speeding, wheelies.. so yea ull be good ..just plug it Right the first time!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:35 PM   #8
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bt016 is around 150.00$ i believe.on the bike is around 50$ off is like 20$. at least thats what my experience was. i'm not speaking for any shop. at Motorcycles Unlimited i think thats whhat i paid.
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ill take the old tire if it looks good. ill put a patch in it and run it in the lots
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:52 PM   #10
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REPOST. seems to come up EVERY SINGLE week or so. Plugs are fine. end of story. I wouldn't ride on more than 1 on the front, and 2-3 max on the rear before replacing. Actually if I had a flat front I'd go ahead, plug and get a new one as soon as possible, that's my policy.
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I've plugged every single tire I've ever owned. All 14 tires in my garage right now have plugs, I've added 2 in the last week. I pick up snit in them continuously, and can't see replacing a good tire because of a nail. If you do take the route of replacing a tire for a leak, post it up and I for one will buy it for it's $3 recycling value and mount up and ride it to the real end.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #12
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F**k plugging a tire is damages a car tire and is not the smartest idea on a bike IMO. stay safe and replace it. i got a michelin pilot power 190 thursday installed for 210. not sure if that was a good deal or not but i had to get a tire put on. i got brand new set of pirelli diablos sitting in the garage i picked up today for 100 bucks so now i got back ups
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:17 PM   #13
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a plug/patch it the best way, ive ridden on several of these just fine...


take it to the track? no.....around town, just fine,
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Well, shop refuses to patch or plug due to liability issues, so I guess I'm stuck getting a new tire next pay check.
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how much for the old tire? if so then dibs
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Well, shop refuses to patch or plug due to liability issues, so I guess I'm stuck getting a new tire next pay check.

You can plug it yourself. Pretty easy and cheap man. I've road on plugs before until the full life of the tire with no problem.
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