Originally Posted by Ferrell75002
I caught a flat today back tire @ about 70 with my girl on the back. it was very interesting and I was able to pull the bike over with no problems, which I am very proud of myself for. The rim is still tip top.
But my question is should I plug it or buy a new tire ?? I can see the hole as its very noticeable. I will go either route, but I would prefer to go the cheapest route, seeing I just dropped 170.00 for the tow. Now, the bike is at my house so to bring it to the dealer will be another tow, plus the install of the tire.
Any suggestions on how I should handle this matter would be greatly appreciated.
PS- If I should get a new back tire, where can I get a deal on a corsa 3 and have it shipped to me asap ?
This is why I'll never own a street motorcycle with spoked rims and tubes. That you were riding an aluminum tubless rim was why you were able to safely bring the bike to a stop, as the only way for the air to escape is through the puncture hole, unlike a spoked rim with "holes" at every spoke.
If you say the hole is noticable, get a new tire, If it was small, I'd say plug it if it was in the centre. The bigger the hole the greater the damage.