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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Can this be repaired?

I have had many nail punctures repaired using the umbrella patch from the inside and never had a problem, however, this one has me a little concerned being it located a little close to the sidewall but in the thick portion of tread....only got 750 miles on it...#@%*!!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 01:08 PM
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Yes, a tire plyg will work
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Yes, absolutely tire plug will work. Here's a couple shots of two riding in my back tire. The one is in a similar place your nail is. Done right they work great! BTW the one like yours has been in there 3000 miles, the other about 1500.
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Maybe. I have had 50/50 success with plugs. One held for the life of the tire, one went a 1000 miles and pulled out on a steep series of high speed curves. Could have been operator placement. Give it a try and be vigilant.
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Judging by the chicken strips (looks like my tire) you can probably safely patch it. If you plan on going hard in the twisties or hitting triple digit speeds, replace the tire.

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Thanks fella's for input. I will have my trusted independant motorcycle shop look at it Monday. I anticipate a plug on the inside.
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A plug will do it good. Important is to submerge the tire in water to conform no escaping air bubbles.

I am however awaiting to put in Ride-on for my next tire change.
Gathered in our forum, it solve punctures and is self balancing.
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I will have my trusted independant motorcycle shop look at it Monday. I anticipate a plug on the inside.
They will tell you to replace the tire. I have never seen a shop that will plug a motorcycle tire. ATV yes, street bike, NO.

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They will tell you to replace the tire. I have never seen a shop that will plug a motorcycle tire. ATV yes, street bike, NO.

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