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want to know if any body has pluged rear tire.and went ahead and rode on it versus buying anouther new tire.the hole is just off center will not contac pavement.tire only has about 900 miles.
 

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I haven't but if the hole was a clean plug in the area you describe the plug held air, I'd probably do it around town.
 

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I don't even like doing it on a car, but I would never ever think of doing it on a motorcycle, :shock::shock::gunhead::gunhead:eek:f course thats just me,I enjoy life, I'm too young to die ..........
 

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Plug it to ride if needed but the best repair is to have it patched from the inside by a tyre fitter, this would mean wheel and tyre removal, so balance the cost between a replacement tyre and a repair considering a good repair will last the life of the currently fitted tyre.
 

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I had a similar situation, in the center of the tread. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/40213.html

Long story short, I had it plugged with a 'mushroom radial patch' by a local mechanic and rode that tire for another 22,000kilometers with no issues. YMMV



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Interesting subject;



I did a report on this some time ago regarding a plug repair. This report is factual with nobias. You form your own conclusions, I certainly did.

Look up Stupid Stuff by Longboater or something like that.

I now carry a plug repair kit and had been trained by a tire repair man.



Longboater,
 

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I think it has a lot to do with the size of the hole.. I plugged a rear and blew the plug out in about 500 miles.. On the side of the road I put 2 plugs in the same hole.. I changed the tire as soon as I could.. Looking inside the old tire I think those 2 plugs would have held fine.. We couldn't pull them out with pliers..
 

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I have plugged tires with the ropey things and glue and then worn out the tire with no issues. However, I believe a better approach is to break down the tire and patch from inside.

I am a little concerned about the statement that the hole is "just off center and will not contact pavement." That sounds like more than "just" off center to me. All tire manufacturers that I am familiar with advise not repairing holes in or near the sidewall.
 

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A screw or nail hole in the tread area, plug it with a quality plug and keep riding.
 

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I have done it a couple of times. But that was many miles ago.

Done correctly, I don't see any problem, and I didn't have any problems with the tire.

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Plug it to get to a safe spot, then GET A NEW TIRE! Tread/sidewall doesn't make any difference to the PSI inside the tire and coupled with the heat buildup, just asking for disaster. Don't ask me how I know.
 

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A couple weeks ago I stopped to help a couple standing next to GL1800 along a lonely Wyoming highway with a flat rear tire. I loaned him my plug kit and compressor, and in a few minutes it was aired up. They rode it about 1/2 mile an noticed a bad hot rubber smell. The tire was still aired up but evidently was coming apart inside. No cell service there so I gave the woman a ride to Lusk so she could call for a truck.

My guess is they rode on a low tire long enough to damage it internally.

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did just that a couple of years ago.... what can go wrong I says to myself

5:30 am, going down the freeway in the REALLY wrong part of town, the rear end feels kinda funny

I pull off.... drive another 6 miles on dark streets to find a gas station.... did I mention that now the rear end REALLY REALLY REALLY feels funny

find a lighted gas station...

the tire shifted at least 6 inches on the rim

sure, I say.... go right ahead and put in a plug!
 

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We have had three Rhinos have a flat rear tire in the last 6 months, two went down, the other was just lucky.

I wouldn't risk it, I would change it. :cool:
 

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rcmatt007 wrote:
did just that a couple of years ago.... what can go wrong I says to myself

5:30 am, going down the freeway in the REALLY wrong part of town, the rear end feels kinda funny

I pull off.... drive another 6 miles on dark streets to find a gas station.... did I mention that now the rear end REALLY REALLY REALLY feels funny

find a lighted gas station...

the tire shifted at least 6 inches on the rim

sure, I say.... go right ahead and put in a plug!
Plugging a tire and riding on flat tire are two entirely different things. Finding a flat tire in the morning and putting a plug is not the same thing as riding to another location on a flat.
 

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It happened to me a couple of weeks ago outside of Libby, Montana. (a long long way from home) I plugged it and was back on the road in about 1/2 anhour.


The tire is still on the bike, I check it all the time and it is still doing just fine.


(It's good to carry your own repair gear,
not one person stopped to offer assistance)





 

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Not me. It's dangerous enough just riding the bike on the highways. Not going to add the problem. Flat tire at highway speeds, because I didn't want to spent the money for a new tire,I don't think so!
 

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oharaLTD wrote:
Plugging a tire and riding on flat tire are two entirely different things. Finding a flat tire in the morning and putting a plug is not the same thing as riding to another location on a flat.



actually I put the plug in a tire that had not run flat, but I noticed a nail in the tire.... but I had the plug fail, and in the most unopportune place.... yes to get home from there I re-plugged it, and drove slow on backroads.... but I don't ever want to have to drive through gang neighbourhoods in the dark again
 

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actually I put the plug in a tire that had not run flat, but I noticed a nail in the tire.... but I had the plug fail, and in the most unopportune place.... yes to get home from there I re-plugged it, and drove slow on backroads.... but I don't ever want to have to drive through gang neighbourhoods in the dark again
Were you skeered, Roger?:boo:
 
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