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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #10 on: July 14, 2021, 02:02:03 PM
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
A new rear tyre will cost you around 175, what's your life worth?

Personally I wouldn't ride on a plugged tyre, but it's your choice to make.

That's exactly what I told myself from the last three tyres I wasted, just trying to see what the general consensus is.

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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #11 on: July 14, 2021, 08:31:37 PM
I agree, Id never ride on a plugged tyre

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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #12 on: July 14, 2021, 09:57:36 PM
I would happily ride with a plugged tyre and have done in the past. As long as its properly done at a tyre shop.

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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #13 on: July 14, 2021, 10:46:04 PM
Just curious what the difference is between plugging it yourself using a kit versus a tire shop? What does a tire shop do differently to make the plug more secure? I ask cause dealers near me have refused to plug a tire. 

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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #14 on: July 14, 2021, 10:50:47 PM
They insert a mushroom with a very large head from the inside which is also bonded to the inside. I have never heard of one failing yet. I'm sure there will be good examples of the process on youtube

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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #15 on: July 14, 2021, 11:11:06 PM
Interesting. I can tell you that I was sorely tempted recently as I bought new Dunlop Q3+ tires beginning of this spring and within 2 weeks I got a "bloody nail" in the darn rear tire. My local BMW dealer said if its not losing air then ride it over to them and they would install a new tire if I wanted to buy one. A couple of dealers closer to me (not BMW dealers) said they would not plug it...I bought a new tire
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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #16 on: July 14, 2021, 11:14:13 PM
Yeah some won't fix them and some tyre shops will.

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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #17 on: July 15, 2021, 12:48:36 AM
*Originally Posted by Hamburg [+]
I agree, Id never ride on a plugged tyre
*Originally Posted by George [+]
I would happily ride with a plugged tyre and have done in the past. As long as its properly done at a tyre shop.

Heck- I've done track days on tires I plugged on the side of the road. If you do the job right it'll last the lifetime of the tire.
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Re: Bloody nails...
Reply #18 on: July 15, 2021, 02:51:05 AM
Depending on the size of the nail and where on the cross section the puncture occurs, a properly installed plug can be an effective fix that can be used as long as you like (with frequent monitoring). I have a plug in the rear tire of my S1000R for maybe close to 1000 miles now and it holds air as good as or maybe better than the other tires on my bikes. Also had the bike up to 112 and no problems. Of course replacing the tire is best, but its up to you.
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