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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Nail in my Brand New Power Pure Rear Tire

so i got 7400 miles out of the stock pilot powers, and just put on a brand new set of michelin power pure tires. less than 200 miles later, i have a nail in my new rear tire, lol.

i've never used a plug kit before, what are the thoughts on using these? do i pay to have my tire dismounted, do the plug myself, then pay to have it remounted? or just take the wheel to the dealer and have them plug it? what would you do?

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 02:42 PM
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That sucks!

I've had my car tires patched before for small punctures. Never a plug. Most tire places advise against it (plugs) for cars. Patches worked great and never had a problem with them.

That all said, I would probably bite the bullet and just a get a new tire for the motorcycle. My gut instinct says you should be fine patching it but with bikes, I would prefer to be on the safe side.

Just my .02cents.

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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 03:16 PM
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they do a plug/patch from the inside, I'd do it as long as you're not tracking it

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New tire, no question. How much is your life worth?

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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 03:31 PM
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The only tyre i would plug is a truck tyre,no way a bike tyre,got to have 100% faith in your tyres ,and not with a plug in it,your ass ?
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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 03:37 PM
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That looks like a pretty big nail. I would not patch/plug it.

If it was something small like a thin wood nail, then sure.. But not for something that big.
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Get a new tire. It sucks, it happened to me before with just a couple hundred miles on my tire but you'll have to just bite the bullet. The plug might work very well and last for a couple thousand miles OR you might experience a rear tire failure at a high rate of speed within a week. Your call.
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 06:22 PM
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suuucks! last nail I bit was just patched, but it was the size of a pin, not the size of a pinkie. egads.
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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 06:50 PM
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I have had mine patched before, never a single problem with them. And they all seem to happen when the tire is brand new!!!

Patching it from the inside is safe, If the tire is brand new, I wouldnt worry about it, just get it patched from the inside.
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just went through the same thing. I replaced mine b/c the tires are the only thing keeping me on the ground. I don't want to risk it.

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