I understand what you are trying to say, and safety is always a good point ... but it's really tough to draw exactly where the line of Risk is when it comes to patched tires.SBKI said:Guys I know your trying to save a few bucks and I have had a nail in a brand new tire (and it sucks) but the tire manufactures say not to plug or patch for a reason. Your playing with fire. Luckily this guy lived and the MV wasn't crashed.
To think I almosted deleted these pictures
Last summer I picked up a roofing nail in the rear tire of my Concours on the way to California. We were 50 pounds over weight and running high pressure to compensate. I found it in Ft. Stockton, TX and plugged it with a WalMart plugging kit. The closest bike dealer was supposedly 178 miles away. I ran the plugged tire another 4500 miles while looking for a replacement. It didn't leak and caused no trouble at all. When I finally got a tire that fit, in Laramie, WY, the plug was still solid and looked great on the inside. As a concession to the plug, I held my speed down to 85 MPH, but otherwise ignored the plug.erinpaul said:I've just discovered a nail in the middle portion of my rear tire. I was not planning on buying a new set for another month or two. Am I foolish to have the nail pulled and the hole plugged like you would with a car tire?