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Old 07-08-2008, 05:12 AM   #1
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Tire plugs

Well after only 3k miles on my 08 wee i got a flat on the front tire. I was lucky that it went flat at home. I went to the store and purchased a tire plug kit and mini slime air compressor. I was able to plug the the hole and the tire seems to be holding air. This is the first time i have plugged a bike tire. I ride the bike daily and hit speeds up to 75mph. i'm not able to purchase a tire at this time. What is everyones opions/experence with tire plugs in front tires. I will check the tire daily to insure it has proper air or looks like the plug is coming out.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:51 AM   #2
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:35 AM   #3
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If the plug doesn't hold try a patch on the inside if you have tire spoons and all.

I've done this on a newer tire and had it last the life of the tire.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:50 AM   #4
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There have been lots of threads about this on the board, and many people have reported that the string plugs will last the life of the tire. I have read of several failures of the rubber mushroom plugs failing from being cut in half by the tire cords, but I don't recall reading any sticky string failures. This assumes that you are patching a small hole in the tread portion of a tubeless tire.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:49 AM   #5
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Yep its a small hole in the tread portion and i did use the string type plug. i will buy the tire irons and such and new tire as cash permits. Thanks for the valued replies.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #6
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Ride it till the tire is worn out. If it leaks cram two plugs in the hole. Dont spare the glue. I have been pluggen tires for years and have been amazed at how well they last
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #7
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Just to remove any ambiguity, only plug the tread portion, not the sidewall, if its close to the sidewall, i wouldn't chance it.


If you decide not to plug it, now is an excellent time to upgrade to Metezler Tourance tires.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:32 PM   #8
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OMG! The tire will explode when you reach 45 mph.

Actually, plugs work pretty well. I consider plugs a temporary fix. I prefer a patch on the inside for a permanent fix.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:23 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. i plugged the tire after a full day it seems to be holding air.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:24 AM   #10
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Thanks for the replies. i plugged the tire after a full day it seems to be holding air. I keep a eye on the plug and air pressure daily for the next week or so then go back to my weekly check.
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