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Old 11-06-2018, 05:39 PM
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Dropped the bike off for brake job, just called and said I have a nail (he thinks on the top) in the rear and a slow leak. I ask if they could patch it, and they said due to liability they can't ? I don't want to buy a new tire if I don't have to. Do you patch them ? Tire is not that old.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:45 PM
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I had a new tire, maybe 200 miles on it. Roofing nail right in the meat of the thread. I was really pissed. Had the same response from dealer, and I understand that, but had it repaired, from the inside.Plug with the patch attached. Been just local riding, maybe over the winter, may buy a new tire and replace. I've read all kinds on this subject. You'll get plenty of responses. That's my experience.Good luck
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:49 PM
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The recommended repair on motorcycle tires is replacement. I have seen them plugged and patched, but the question should be...would you trust it? I wouldn’t....what size tire is it as I will be replacing mine for white walls and you can have mine if you cover shipping.
160 -70-17 rear
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Originally Posted by CrBear
Dropped the bike off for brake job, just called and said I have a nail (he thinks on the top) in the rear and a slow leak. I ask if they could patch it, and they said due to liability they can't ? I don't want to buy a new tire if I don't have to. Do you patch them ? Tire is not that old.
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Dealer or Indy? Luckily for me every tire I've had a nail or screw in the tire was near the end so I have usually replaced them. I have had them patched but it was always an Indy and not a dealership. I've used and had good luck with mushroom plugs which has to be installed from the inside. A nail in top of the tire has me puzzled.
 
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Thanks Kel ! Don't understand why they can patch car tires and not bikes.... but I'm not a "Tire Engineer"... $*%&$%$ !!
I've got a buddy that changes and replaces his own tires, used to have a shop. Have reached out to him and see what he thinks..
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:53 PM
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Thanks Guys.. Trust it ?? Can't answer that tonight.. just in the pissed off stage..
Thanks Cruiser.. I'll let you know. .
 
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Dealer or Indy? Luckily for me every tire I've had a nail or screw in the tire was near the end so I have usually replaced them. I have had them patched but it was always an Indy and not a dealership. I've used and had good luck with mushroom plugs which has to be installed from the inside. A nail in top of the tire has me puzzled.
The nail is on the top, but the tire is only flat on the bottom....
 

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Thanks Guys.. Trust it ?? Can't answer that tonight.. just in the pissed off stage..
Thanks Cruiser.. I'll let you know. .
Yep, know the feeling, lol. I bet I was out there once a day checking air pressure, stayed at 40 and now that ready to put away for the winter, will do my last check. Good luck
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:01 PM
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You leave the nail in, or plug it simply to get you to the nearest dealer.

Then you replace the tire. If the nail or plug comes out at speed it could be very ugly. My life is worth more than $300 bucks.

Sorry but most of us have been there and it stinks, but safety first.
 
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Yeah totally understand.. And I'll think more clearly in the morning.. Ha
 

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