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Old 04-25-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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Nail in rear rear tire

I just bought a new back tire and I got a nail in it..... Does anyone know where I can get a patch or has anyone put a plug in it and didnt have a problem with it?
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Patch is best but I've run plugs till the tire was worn out. As long as it's in the contact patch not on edge.air it up and Go to a tire shop and get it for $5.
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From what I heard, it is best to patch the hole from inside of tire. If you dont need to plug the hole, you should leave it along. I was told the plug would dis-align the inner wires between the inner and outer rubber layers.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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several years back, i picked up three nails in a tire that was only a few hundred miles old. the three holes took a combined number of ten plugs to fill. i vowed to keep my speed below triple digits and did, for the most part. i ended up putting 6k miles on that tire. i did have to replace some of the plugs, due to slow leaking but in the end the tire and the plugs served their purpose.
i have used plugs on many a bike tire, with holes from the center, all the way to the edge, with no problems.
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I plugged an almost new tire, few hundred miles. Got another flat in a different place and plugged that also. Put thousands of miles on it and never had a problem.
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I had a plug pull out before. I was accelerating onto the freeway. Plugs on bike tires are not as effective as they start to wear cause they are nowhere as thick as car tires. Once you get anywhere near the wear strips, you are asking for trouble.

I was lucky and as soon as i felt the rear feel loose, i knew exactly what was going on. I have run patches til the threads are showing without a problem.

Take it from someone that has had a plug come out, its not worth it, mine was dead center of the tire too.
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I patch tires, BUT, I dont think I know of a shop that will do it.
If you are near Conroe/New Caney I have everything you need to do it including the patches.
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if you have the tire off some of the small car tire shops will put a combo patch plug in one.
That said i have put plugs in many rear tires without an issue. But i dont ride aggresive or do track days.
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A simple plug should work. My tire is running two currently although I would not reccomend it if you can afford to just replace it. You will be chasing a leak and re-plugging lost plugs etc.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:13 AM   #12
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Ok thanks....... I found a place in Pasadena call on the border that patches them form the inside
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