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Old 10-17-2017, 08:04 AM   #1
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Question plug motorcycle tire ?

got another question after I did a search

I got a screw stuck in my rear tire and so far it hasn't gone flat. Can motorcycle tires be plugged like car tires ?

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Old 10-17-2017, 08:10 AM   #2
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Yes.....I will only do that as a temp fix. Many have used plugs for a long time and no issues.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:13 AM   #3
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Yes.....I will only do that as a temp fix. Many have used plugs for a long time and no issues.
thanks tire is only 4,000k's old
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:30 AM   #4
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I used two or three tires I plugged myself. Plugged them and forgot them.
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:01 AM   #5
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Yes. I had a plug patch put on a tire after picking up a nail after only 3k miles. Rode on, got the normal mileage out of it issue free. ~18k miles
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:47 PM   #6
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I used two or three tires I plugged myself. Plugged them and forgot them.
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Yes. I had a plug patch put on a tire after picking up a nail after only 3k miles. Rode on, got the normal mileage out of it issue free. ~18k miles
Good to hear that it can be done
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Use a Tire Patch Plug...

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got a plug put in today, cost $55
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:40 AM   #10
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I have always used the standard radial tire rope (red) plugs, and have never had an issue - most of my tires were ridden down to the cords, and the patch showed no sign of failure. You can get the kit for a under $10.00 which includes the rasp, a few repair ropes and the installation needle. The only addition you will need is either a razor/knife or diagonal nippers to cut the excess plug.
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