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Picked up a screw...

Just like it says (maybe not what some of you thought), i picked up a screw right as i got into the parking lot of work. I didn't realize it until i tried to leave to go home, so you can imagine how excited i was
So, before i go surfing the net, is there anyone here that has a rear pilot power 190/55, or knows of a good deal i should look into? Any help would be appreciated!

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Just like it says (maybe not what some of you thought), i picked up a screw right as i got into the parking lot of work. I didn't realize it until i tried to leave to go home, so you can imagine how excited i was
So, before i go surfing the net, is there anyone here that has a rear pilot power 190/55, or knows of a good deal i should look into? Any help would be appreciated!

If its not an old tyre I would get it plugged the proper way and rebalanced, have done it myself on the road before with no problems, I know blokes who have plugged them and also put a patch on the inside, no probs.

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If its not an old tyre I would get it plugged the proper way and rebalanced, have done it myself on the road before with no problems, I know blokes who have plugged them and also put a patch on the inside, no probs.
Chris, lousy luck, sorry. I too have had excellent results with plugged tires done properly, but if you decide to scrap it, Tire Express online has a killer deal on a set of Dunlop Q-2's for $225 delivered. I've tracked the original Qualifiers, loved them since they afforded good performance out there but also gave decent mileage on the street.

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if its newer and you decide to junk it ill take it. ive had a tire plugged and patched (would only do both, not one or the other) and put another 4000 miles on it, that was with lots of carving.
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they make tires that small? lol

this is coming from someone who runs a 225/50

as long as its not on the sidewall or the edge. you can get that pluged No issue. In phoenix we have a chain called discounttire co. They do it for free. JUST Watch how they remove or install your lug nutz,there known to strip them.
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[quote=Vatoloco;340088]they make tires that small? lol

this is coming from someone who runs a 225/50

WTF!!! hahaha

Discount Tire will remove your Motorcycle tire? I would have to say screw that with Tire shops that deal with Cars only.
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No way I'd plug a motorcycle tire.....

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No way I'd plug a motorcycle tire.....


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No way I'd plug a motorcycle tire.....
Depends on the type of plug you use...those 4X4 type plugs that that go in from the outside...no way in the world, only to get the bike going again so you can get to the shop for a new tyre.

I had a rear pilot power plugged on my R1 once. It was this mushroom looking thing that they pulled through from the inside, and the head of it formed a patch that was about 1.5" diameter which was glued.

It was done at my local bike shop, the tyre only had about 100 klms on it, and I went in there to buy a new tyre. They didn't have to patch/plug it, but they recommended it. I have absolutely no reason to doubt them, the tyre was used pretty hard after that with no problems, and the patch part was still good when the tyre was replaced.

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Each to their own...I've just had mine plugged and was $40 instead of $350 as I still have another 10,000km to wear on that tyre. (correct plugging requires removal internal plug and rebalancing when done properly)

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