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Hi guys,

Got my first flat on the back tire (tire that came with the bike), about 6K miles. I can see the little sucker, slice like hole. I've never patched a tire myself, and don't have the gear to do it, but what would you recommend to get it fixed? I can't see driving it 35 miles to the dealer after "I" patch it.

Is there some kind of service where someone will come out and fix it up, like AAA?

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I plugged my wifes Subaru tire with a Dynaplug.. Bought from Amazon.com

http://www.dynaplug.com/products.html


http://www.amazon.com/Dynaplug-1007-Tubeless-Tire-Repair/dp/B000EXSER4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372636134&sr=8-1&keywords=dynaplug
I personally would only ride a plugged tire on the bike long enough for a trip home. Not worth the risk to me. Many others ride the tires bald on a plug with no problems.

I will say the Dynaplug is easy and has worked 100% on my wifes car! Have since bought a set for each vehicle and the tools needed to remove the nails/screws/bolts etc..

Oh, many shops these days both car and bike will not plug or patch a tire anymore due to liability of the repair.

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thx

Maybe I can get the guys around the corner at the Shell station where I get my sticker to patch it up for me (and at the house vs. walking it on a flat over there), then I guess it's tow and new tire time?

I'll call the dealer this week as well.

Any other suggestions?

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Mate of mine plugged his tyre on his VFR750 months ago and is still riding on the tyre. He used a car / tubeless plug.
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Just plug it. I just put on new PR3's awhile back got a nail in the rear with less than a hundred miles on the tire. Plugged it and now have 2000 miles on it..... http://www.stopngo.com/categories/Tire-Pluggers/


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If you've got 6k miles on the original, it's probably about worn out anyway. Why don't you just pull the wheel off and take it to the dealer to have a new tire mounted? Otherwise, you might want to consider buying a tire off the internet and mounting it yourself? That's what I've been doing, and it's worked out well for me. I realize not everyone has the time nor the inclination, to try that though. . . .

You've got some options!

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Just plug it. I just put on new PR3's awhile back got a nail in the rear with less than a hundred miles on the tire. Plugged it and now have 2000 miles on it..... http://www.stopngo.com/categories/Tire-Pluggers/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OibiaKUpRg
I remember using this system 40 years ago when i was an apprentice. In that day they were a permanent repair.
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