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Rode my scooter into town for an errand. On the way back it was behaving very squirrelly. Stopped and looked. Flat rear tire.

Fortunately I was very near a tire repair shop so I pushed it 100 yards into the workshop. This is what could be seen peaking out of one of the treads. (An artistic impression as I didn't have my camera)

Once the mechanic got the pliers on it, this is what came out!

A 70mm nail, which had gone in headfirst.

Stuck a plug in and I was good to go.
 

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It went in "head-first"? :baffled:

Must have partially imbedded the head's edge on the first revolution when picked up ....:surprised:
.... and then point hit ground and drove it on in second time around.

Another good reason to use a light touch when passing the hand across the tread looking for leaks or puncture items (besides glass shards).
 

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CP, I think that is exactly what happened.
 

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Very lucky with a shop so near I get them 100 miles from no where.
I have had a CT with the porcelain top of a spark plug broke off inside the tire. No plug or patch for that one.
 

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Glad you got a quick plug-n-go! My dad years ago had a 9/16 open end WRENCH stuck thru a SIDEWALL on a Texas back road.
 
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