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Old 06-28-2004, 07:42 AM   #1
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Tire plugging advice

Hey, guys and gals.

I just got my first tire puncture. I've never had to deal with plugging a tire, so . . . I'm gonna need some help.

The puncture was caused by a piece of bailing wire or something. When I pulled it out, it left a very clean, small hole.

Should I just use some of that sealing goo? Or what?

I've got an appointment at the dealership tomorrow to have the tire replaced, but it'd be nice to ride down there for the appt.

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Old 06-28-2004, 07:57 AM   #2
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Hey RAW,
Don't use the tire sealing goop. It makes a mess. Just use a tire plug. Simple easy and safe.
Since you are getting the tire replaced there is no need to do anything else.

Ride Safe.
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Hey, guys and gals.

I just got my first tire puncture. I've never had to deal with plugging a tire, so . . . I'm gonna need some help.

The puncture was caused by a piece of bailing wire or something. When I pulled it out, it left a very clean, small hole.

Should I just use some of that sealing goo? Or what?

I've got an appointment at the dealership tomorrow to have the tire replaced, but it'd be nice to ride down there for the appt.

Thanks
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Old 06-28-2004, 08:03 AM   #3
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Use the plug kit, plug/glue, that came with yur GS. If it is a small hole you will need to ream it out a lot, then ream it out again, then again and again....... If ya don't, you will just rip the plugs try'n to get them in.
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Old 06-28-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
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I have limped many miles on a plug but never had the balls to keep the tire. Perhaps your dealer can install a more permanent plug that is guaranteed. Perhaps you should try writing to Metzler or Michelin and ask them whether a correctly installed plug is a death warrant.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:18 AM   #5
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:21 AM   #6
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Tire Plug

Hello,
I have been a tire repair guy for years.
The best way to have a tire repaired is by having it pluged then taken appart and a patch installed on the inside. Then it will be guaranteed for life.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Old 06-28-2004, 12:25 PM   #7
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Hello,
I have been a tire repair guy for years.
The best way to have a tire repaired is by having it pluged then taken appart and a patch installed on the inside. Then it will be guaranteed for life.

Just my 2 cents worth.

Ride Safe.
Rick

There is about a zero chance any shop will do that in the States for a motorcycle
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Old 06-28-2004, 08:02 AM   #8
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Tyre plugging advice

I am not a tyre engineer, however I have ridden thousands of miles over the least 20 yeaers on plugged tyres & never had a problem. Tyre companies say it is a no no but I believe that is the lawyers talking. I like the Stop&Go kit because it seems to have a plug that is larger inside the tyre(like a mushroom) T.Neck
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