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Old 06-27-2008, 10:33 PM   #21
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I use patch plugs I have at least 15k of my 30k miles on patch plugs in REAR only
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Plug/patch or mushroom patch would probably be your best bet, if you clean and sand down the area, apply the cement and seal it properly. Would I do it? If I did for the rear I wouldn't ride the bike at higher speeds and it would always be on my mind.

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Old 06-28-2008, 11:28 PM   #23
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Well I am sure to get persecuted for this but I have plugged my tires before two actually and i have been 140 with a plug and 2500 miles on the tire with no problem but You should replace your tire. Cycle gear offers road hazard for there tires.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:30 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by camaroz2866 View Post
thats not true as i used to work for a tire company and seen plenty of the "self sealing tires" leak fron a small nail.... and it makes the tires very heavy compared to normal ones, and reason y a plug or patch is bad because when u get a penetration in a tire it makes a weak spot, when a tire heats up it expands, and that weak spot can cause a blow out. hope that helps
I agree it's possible for the tire to leak, but it's better than having it go flat immediately. At least you have a chance to get somewhere.
You are also right it can add weight but that could be minimized by making the sealing layer thinner than with car tires.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:36 AM   #25
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Because in very rare instances during the plugging process you can dmamge the cord and at speed it can come apart.

I've never had one personally come apart, and have only first hand seen 4come apart in over 30 years of riding.

BUT, my Garage Liability Insurance SPECIFICALLY FORBIDS us from repairing or even mounting a repaired motorcycle tire.
I would imagine most of the other places in town have a similar clause in their insurance as we..

We do not patch or plug either, outside of the insurance requirements its just not worth the risk...
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:07 AM   #26
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ive pluged my tire then took it and got it patched and rode it like i stole it and had no problems..
We as riders know the risks we take everytime we put that kickstand up and twist the throttle.
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