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Old 03-16-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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i got a new dunlop tire put on the middle of february, and just found out that there is a screw in my tire. any input on whether i should get it patched or should i replace the tire??? the tire has less than 300 miles on it and it is the rear tire. Thanks
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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just get it replaced, patches are no good IMHO
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
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man in internal patch is great thers no way for them to come out heave them show you it annd let whoever you let do it explain how it works, unless you have the money for a new tire
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I've run an internal patch for the life of a tire, no issues ever.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:03 PM   #5
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I've run an internal patch for the life of a tire, no issues ever.
plus 1 i think people get confused with a regular plug
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:13 PM   #6
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I have always wondered this. I just dont think I would feel comfortable knowing that I had a patch/plug or what not in the tire. Just my comfort level, guess it seems to work for others. It comes down to personal choice. How many shops patch tires, thought that some of them wont due to maybe being liable ??? if something happened
well its a patch about the size of a silver dollar(oldschool size silvrdolar) then has a metal wire coverd with sticky rubber materail and goes into the hole, it melts in to place as you ride the tire and as the tire wears it just keeps place because of the excess rubber olding to the hole
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:19 PM   #7
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Ya I know what a patch is, would be okay with one on my car. But wrecking a bike and a car are two different things. Do you know if all shops patch tires or only some of them ??? I thought that I heard only certain ones will, not sure on that.

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think only certain places caled yami dealer on last bike and they dont do um, place in pasadena does,
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I have had discount tire do mine in the past believe it or not.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #9
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thanks guys for the input.... i am headin to california for a week for spring break, so i will have time to decided..... i am kinda debatin on it bc the tire only has 300 miles on it and would suck to have to buy another one...... i would be willing to sell the tire for less than half of the cost to buy a new one if anyones interested.... it is a 180/55-17 Dunlop qualifier.... lemme know if you want to buy it from me.....


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Old 03-16-2008, 10:53 PM   #10
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i have run with a plug several times with no problem. last tire had 2 in it since the day after they were installed til replaced and at various speeds...but it is your personal perference.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:11 AM   #12
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I've got a STOP AND GO plug kit. If you live nearby, i could help out with it. It has mushroom plugs, they seal better. And i've heard good reviews about it... I can't guarantee a fix, but if you'd like some help, or can bring you bike on a trailer to where i work, i'll do it for you.


If you are a 100 mph weekend speeder and being stupid with continual highspeeds on public roads, get a new tire if you are pushing legal limits often, but for me I commute then carve up country roads, i'd put a plug in and limit it to 2, max of 3, and ride with no problems.... You'll find doom and gloom naysayers a plenty, but many people ride with no problem, and with tubeless tires, whats the probable worse that can happen, you feel a little low on air and it goes flat? Tubless tires don't often BLOWout like tubed tires, so a plug should be fine....


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Old 03-17-2008, 09:13 AM   #13
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I think that powersports does them also, but think I remember someone saying they were looking for a shop to patch there tire and where having problems finding a shop like that. I guess the way I look at that is to each his own, seem it could be safe, but could is not a word I like to use when on my bike. I could make that corner, but I would rather say I know I can make that corner. But that is just me.

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I'd rather do it, takes me 10 mins or less with my plug gun kit... AND most shops won't do bike tires for the liability reasons....

Ie: "i'm suing you since I had a blowout on the freeway, never mind I was going 140mph, and doing wheelies!"
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:25 AM   #14
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unless you are daddy warbucks,get a patch.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:58 AM   #15
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The safe answer would be to get a new tire. If all you have is a small puncture, the tire should be ok if you patch it since the patch is just holding air. Have it done professionally by someone that can judge if the tire is compromised. If the internal structure of the tire is compromised, I'd definitely switch it out.

With 37.50% voting for "When you start seeing lines and string pealing out the center of your tire" in the recent poll, I'm surprised that so many people think that a patch on a new tire is a big deal. IMO it's way more dangerous to ride with cord showing.
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plug it and ride gingerly or get a new tire and sell the patched one to a stunter...
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Just let me know.... I don't mind riding over if its close or if you have a trailer, bring your bike by and plugging the tire for you. I bought the kit for myself AND always bring it on trips to help anyone that needs a helping plug, cough.... helping hand...
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Just let me know.... I don't mind riding over if its close or if you have a trailer, bring your bike by and plugging the tire for you. I bought the kit for myself AND always bring it on trips to help anyone that needs a helping plug, cough.... helping hand...
thanks for the help..... i am in cali right now and wont be coming back until late on tuesday..... ill pm you about it wednesday if you are free anytime before 3...... thanks

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I've run an internal patch for the life of a tire, no issues ever.


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