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post #1 of 13 Old 04-12-2009, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Flat pilot power, Repair or replace

I have a nail in my rear tire and I was wondering if I should internal patch it or replace? And has anyone ever patched a W rated tire and what was your experience with it?

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-12-2009, 06:14 PM
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Most will say its not the best idea to patch a moto tire. Some have had good luck with it however.

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If you plan on using for spirited riding, I recommend replacing it.

For general use and/or commuting? A good plug will work well.

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If you do a proper repair from the inside and add sealer to your repair once it's complete you will have no problems. I personally just had to fix my rear pilot road 2 weeks ago after I discovered a nail in it.

I took it off at my shop, broke it down and repaired it from the inside. Topped it back off with Nitrogen and she is just fine.

Had to do this on my rear tire on my last bike too...Bad luck with nails I guess

Both tires worked well and are sitll working well


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Agree with all of the above.......I have had several repairs done using one of those umbrella type patches and never had a problem.

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Everytime I build something I am always 2 nails short



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id replace it, but im paranoid

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yeah... i always look at $150 bucks is cheaper than skin grafts and casts...

but in a pinch the plug and seal or patch and seal will do....

good luck either way.. and could you please mail my nail back??

i need to go drop another one outside mccrimmons house...



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yeah.. good luck.. and could you please mail my nail back??

i need to go drop another one outside mccrimmons house...


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Plug it with a mushroom plug. Ride it.

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Plugged a Dunlop RoadSmart and Drew has put over 1,000 medium hard miles on it. Including a few burnouts.

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Plugged a Dunlop RoadSmart and Drew has put over 1,000 medium hard miles on it. Including a few burnouts.
burnouts who would do such a thing
















































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plug it and burn it to the ground.
For sure it can be fixed. Most people are paranoid about how well a pluged moto tire will hold up. I just figure its a great excuse to pratice those rolling burnouts.
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