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so i went riding today for the first time in about 3 days. only to find that i was corning like shit. turns out my tire pressure was WAAAY low, went to the gas station put it up to about almost 40 to get home, got home and then started looking over my rear tire.

so i have a screw in there apparently, i don't kno how big or how deep... but enough to where i was losing pressure. i only have about 300 miles on my rear tire...:mad: its a michelin pilot power..
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shit so onto the dumb question. is there anyway to fix that without replacing that tire? iono like patching it from the inside or... filling the hole it will make if i pull it out?:confused:

thanks guys and gals
 

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tire plugs sold at most motorcycle and car shops
 

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i've used a plug on a car tire before, but is that safe on a bike tire? and does it matter that its a pretty tacky compound?
 

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Me personally? I would replace the tire. It's a confidence thing. Once I lose confidence in a tire, I lose the fun it riding the bike the way it was meant to be ridden. Worst case scenario.....What's worse? $180 for a new tire or damage to the bike/you if something WERE to happen.........I've had a nail in my tire before, and it still had a few thousand left on it..........I replaced it.

Where on the tire is the puncture?
 

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sorry to hear about that bro :( Wish people would be more careful with how they secure work belongings...i'm sure it rolled out of the back of a truck...

I'd go with the patch tho man, maybe some liquid tire filler in there afterwards just to make 110% sure.
 

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Me personally? I would replace the tire. It's a confidence thing. Once I lose confidence in a tire, I lose the fun it riding the bike the way it was meant to be ridden. Worst case scenario.....What's worse? $180 for a new tire or damage to the bike/you if something WERE to happen.........I've had a nail in my tire before, and it still had a few thousand left on it..........I replaced it.

Where on the tire is the puncture?
mmmm if you drew a thin line down the dead center of the tire it'd be to the left about an inch to an inch and a half... and right now i'm in school which is only about a 15 minute ride by surface streets... so i can avoid the switchbacks if it would pose a problem... thank you
 

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this JUST happened to me... and i replaced it. no need to add extra risk to your ride by riding on a patched/plugged tire. just think, how comfortable would you feel taking a turn at 110 KNOWING that you're doing it on a patched/plugged tire?

i wouldn't... which is why i just bought a new one. check out www.motoxoutlet.com; they had the best prices i could find online. good luck.
 

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It depends were the screw is. I picked up a nail last year and the dealer said it was in a bad place in the tire so I replaced it. To me odds are you should replace it, its more of a judgment call on your part. I think I would replace it but if money is tight I would consider plugging it or a patch might work.
 

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I would suggest that you take it to a place that patches tires, not plugs them. They break one side of the bead, patch the tire from the inside, and reseat it onto the rim. If you're not going on the track, it will hold up plenty fine. If you don't trust a solution like this, then replace the tire. It's totally a personal call.
 

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Me personally? I would replace the tire. It's a confidence thing. Once I lose confidence in a tire, I lose the fun it riding the bike the way it was meant to be ridden. Worst case scenario.....What's worse? $180 for a new tire or damage to the bike/you if something WERE to happen.........I've had a nail in my tire before, and it still had a few thousand left on it..........I replaced it.
Smart men right here.^^^

Just replace it bro. Not worth the crash.
 

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OKAY OKAY everybody i have JUST decided what to do.
because i ride 10 miles each day for summer school on the street, in a respectably straight line... i will patch it for now.. just to get a few more miles out of it.. cause i'm stingy like that. then the second school is done for the summer, in a month, i will replace front and rear and spend 48 straight hours on the track, only stopping now and then for gas and occasionally water.

this whole not riding hard is kinda the equivalent of celibacy for me. so ya. neway because i JUST decided this, i'ma photo document all the stuff that goes on with my tire just incase anyone else has a question like mine. and i'll post all the progress here..

thanks you EVERYONE for ur much appreciated opions/advice
 

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If you don't really ride it that hard, no reason to replace the tire. Just repair it. But I certainly wouldn't wanna be going 130 mph on a plug, or even a patch. I had that same thing happen to me (almost in the same spot) but it was a really thick piece of copper wire. I just replaced the tire.

Edit: NM, just saw you made up your mind.
 
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