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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2016, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ugh.. I found a nail in the front tire as I was about to head out for work this morning. Not the best way to start a monday, but this is why we have emergency funds.

question: is this repairable? can motorcycle tires be vulcanized to save it? Or should I just buy a new tire?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2016, 08:40 AM
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buy a new tire...You will always be thinking about it if you don't replace it.

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i was leaning toward that - thanks for the quick reply!
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Nail in the centre of the rear tyre, temporary repair carried out. Advice from two main MV dealers and a motorbike tyre specialist. RENEW. it is not worth the risk and that is what I have done.

Bit frustrating as the tyre had only covered 1600 miles
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I call bullshit, a plugged and patched on the inside tyre is as safe as you can get. Been there and done this, the dealers just want to sell you a new tyre.

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Nail in the centre of the rear tyre, temporary repair carried out. Advice from two main MV dealers and a motorbike tyre specialist. RENEW. it is not worth the risk and that is what I have done.

Bit frustrating as the tyre had only covered 1600 miles
i know, but what can you do. at least the shop over here will price match the online offer i found. (all in $300)
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I call bullshit, a plugged and patched on the inside tyre is as safe as you can get. Been there and done this, the dealers just want to sell you a new tyre.
But can that be carried out after a string temporary plug has been fitted?
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I call bullshit, a plugged and patched on the inside tyre is as safe as you can get. Been there and done this, the dealers just want to sell you a new tyre.
Agree mate, ive fixed dozens of punctures and then run the tyres down to the ribbons with no ill affects.


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Agree mate, ive fixed dozens of punctures and then run the tyres down to the ribbons with no ill affects.
Even after a temporary repair has been carried out?
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I've done patches inside but limit top speed with no problmes. wouldn't do track days with them anymore. never done a plug on a bike tire.

even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while!!
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