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i noticed after work my rear was a little deflated, in fact it seemed flat...and it was, i saw a screw sticking out of it!!!
had no choice and rode it home....it wasnt all that bad, as the rim never made contact with the concrete...im going to change it tomorrow...would any of you think that temporarily reinflating is smart???just for the ride to the dealer>????
...is that screw a good enough temporary plug???
 

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take the screw out take the rear tire off bring just that to the dealer get it repalced go home and re-install it...
 

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the tire is probably damaged now. how long of a ride was it? it doesnt matter if the rim touched. running that low will break down the rubber and ruin the tire. id have it takin apart and inspected. you might be ok. but dont take a chance.
 

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Take the screw out and plug that bish!!
 

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Replace the tire. Either take the wheel off yourself and take it to a dealership and have a new tire put on it or truck/trailer the bike to the dealership. Either way, don't plug it or ride on it also do not use the inflate-a-flat.....it is a pain in the ass to clean off the rim. (coming from someone who used to work on bikes)
 

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Plug worked for me!
 

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I have to admit, I have never seen or heard of a dealership that will plug a sportbike tire. If that plug blows out the dealership could be sued....just a bit of info I got while attending MMI and working in dealerships from 1999-2003
 

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The water company could get sued if your shower is too hot or cold for your taste, and I wouldn't be surprised if you won. ;) Know what I mean?

I'm sure there's a loophole where they must have in writing that they assume no responsibility or liability
 

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I've got a big roofing nail in my rear tire, and can't really spare the cash for a new set of Pilot Sports this week.. just got in a new job after a bit of unemployment so my little nest egg parished. The nail is lodged in a place where you can tell I was heading into a full lean in some sort of sweeper turn when I picked it up. Ruined my day to see that! It isn't losing any air, but I'm still nervous to ride with it in there. I put about 15-20 miles on it after I found out, and parked it. Will ride it to the dealership for a new tire ASAP.
 

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burn it out at a party and buy a new tire thats what i did, got two nails in a row bought a new tire 2 weeks later got a nail been lucky ever since
 

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Originally posted by ZeRo_C0oL
The water company could get sued if your shower is too hot or cold for your taste, and I wouldn't be surprised if you won. ;) Know what I mean?

I'm sure there's a loophole where they must have in writing that they assume no responsibility or liability

WOW, I must say that was some smart remark, as I said in my comment...I worked in dealerships and graduated from MMI, at the school they informed us NOT to plug tires because of the liability and also at the dealership we did not do it, no signing of anything....new tire or plug it yourself. Not trying to start a fight or sound snobby but just going on what I have learned working the field.
 

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Originally posted by Gary12of72




WOW, I must say that was some smart remark, as I said in my comment...I worked in dealerships and graduated from MMI, at the school they informed us NOT to plug tires because of the liability and also at the dealership we did not do it, no signing of anything....new tire or plug it yourself. Not trying to start a fight or sound snobby but just going on what I have learned working the field.
I wasn't trying to be a smart ass. I was being serious.

People have sued for their coffee being too hot, and they won their cases. People sue for anything these days. All I'm saying, is from a legal standpoint.... I'm not saying dealerships will or will not do it. I've seen people post up about having places plug tires for them, so I'm sure someone does it somewhere. Again, there's that loophole. You need to have a waiver of liability and responsibility somewhere in writing. That could go either way.
 

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Hey bud just put on a new tire check out the prices at americanmotorcycletire.com they are very cheap dunlop qulifier 180/55/17(rear) $129.66 shipped to my door check it out let me know.
 

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Can anyone on here justifiably argue why a plug is dangerous? I'm talking about plugging a hole on the contact side of the tire, not the sidewall.

I'd plug a tire in a second. The place where the screw went through is thick rubber, underwhich is a steel belt. Some people will argue that the plug point is now weak, and you risk a blowout. FALSE! Blowouts occur because of a defect in the sidewall. That'll be the day when I see 32lbs of air blow through a steel belt and half inch of rubber. If done right (scratching the inside surface of the hole, using tire cement, and a good plug placed in properly), that plug will last you the remainder of the life of your tire. Think about it... what's really the worst that could happen? The plug comes out and your tire slowly leaks back to flat? Even at that... I've never heard of a plug coming out.
 

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well u said it "if done right". another problem is if the cords get damaged. either while installing and cleaning the hole, or from the nail/screws... that can and will cause a problem and possibly a blow out. the smart move is to remove the tire and have it buffed and patched. a plug patch would be best. unless the tire has been ran flat for very long. thats BAD for a tire, very bad.... same thing i ve said before. "if done PROPERLY it will be good as new"
:edit: oh and not all tires are steal belted. alot are nylon/poyester. makes for a much lighter tire, im guessin most mc tires arent steal, atleast not performance type.
 
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