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:evil: Has some one ever patched a bike tire on the inside and got away with it.Everyone said it would have to be replaced.Ihave 843 miles on my bike and dont want to replace a new tire HELP!!!!!!!!!!! UUUUGGGG$$#@%$# :cry: :? :evil: :twisted: :roll:
 

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It is possible to plug a tire. Go to Shucks/Autozone/Checkers and buy a plug kit (the kind where you shove a plug of rubber into the hole with a enclosed tool) If you follow the instructions and do a good job, the plug should last the rest of the life of the tire. Total cost: About $5

The tire manuf. will of course never endorse the above do-it-yourself solution; My warning to you would be to not go above 100mph on the plugged tire. (Dunlop is one of the few manufacturers who give the thumbs up to patching - by an authorized Dunlop service center of course - but they say to not exceed 80mph after plugging)
 

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I most definitely would not trust my life to a $5 externally plugged tire. You can take it to a non-dealership (Dealers won't take the liability) motorcycle shop, and have them dismount and internally plug and seal the tire for probably $30-$35 bucks. I had that done once with no issues. With how hard I push tires now, I would replace it.

2 years ago my buddy had a new tire installed. He left the shop and took a ride with my group. We got to the lakeshore, and he got a nail. Man was he pissed, here's the best part. He ordered a new tire and had it installed the next week, the very next ride we took, he got another nail. Everyone felt bad for him, just shitty luck I guess.

A thought for you: I bought the road hazard coverage with my bike. If I ever get a flat from anything on the road, I get a new tire installed for free. I think the MSRP on the coverage is like $100-$125 for 5 years. One issue, and it more than payed for itself.
 

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My favorite analoge...
Would you screw a hooker with herpies after poking a hole in your only condom?????
Yeah, that patch might hold but if it doesnt it will be at the absolute worst time; either going very fast straight line or around a corner at which point you are so totally f****d you'll be lucky to know what hit you.
Ditch it, that $100-$200 you save wont cover the crap if it blows.
 

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IronNutz said:
I bought the road hazard coverage with my bike. If I ever get a flat from anything on the road, I get a new tire installed for free. I think the MSRP on the coverage is like $100-$125 for 5 years. One issue, and it more than payed for itself.
Plus after you shag the hell out of your tires in a corner, or being an azzclown and lighting burnouts..... you can just hammer a nail in the fcuker and call up your road hazard provider. "oopsie, I hit a nail"

 
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