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Old 04-30-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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everyone should go buy a tire patch kit

Never thought Id be the one to get a nail in my tire, I was at a shop getting my bikes inspection done today, the guy noticed it and let me pass inspection. Told him I was gona get it fixed right away and luckily I lived no more then 3 miles so I road back home.


Anyways, I think everyone should go buy a tire patch kit now, you never know when youll get one.

I must have uber luck because I was riding around on the nail for a long time, whats crazy is I didn't know it was there, its gona make me wana check my tires over all around for nails each ride now.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #4
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Has anyone had a tire blow or anything? Im wondering if I got lucky or if this is what typically happens. Ive not lost any air.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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I doubt a mc tire will have a blowout just because you have a nail in it. Perhaps because the sidewall is short and thick unlike car tires. YOu will probably break the bead and kiss your good-bye though. My english sucks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, it may not blow, but it'll lose all pressure REALLY quickly if that nail decide to vacate the tire. It'll leave you very squirrelly and possible wishing you had BMW/Ducati traction controls and ABS.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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I almost road with the nail to go get a new tire, but I had a friend message me around the same time and he said he would just take my by the shop tomorrow. I feel like it happened for a reason, who knows what could have happened if I road to the shop. Odd thing too, I just bought a rear stand for the bike... kinda makes things easy.
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How Bad Is The Fix-A-Flat For A MC Tire?
bad... don't do it. not to mention a tire guy having to clean that off your rim once you do get a new tire
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I always carry a tire plug kit and enough co2 cylinders to refill my tires twice. It all fits under the seat.

I had a flat a long way from anything and no one stopped. Thank I had the patch kit....it got me back home!
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I have plugged a few rear tires in a pinch. Never had any issues after the plugs were installed. I never have tires last over 2000 miles anyway.
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If You Get Your Tire Pluged/Patched Should You Get Another Tire ASAP?
If it were me, I'd still ride on it until I see the tire not fit for riding anymore. A few people have had their plugs still leak and others have had it hold up until it the tires were actually worn down to where they needed replacement.
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If anyone wants my tire its yours for $40.
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