Tire plug or not!!

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by tdufren, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. tdufren

    tdufren Member

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    The Harley shop found a nail in my tire after checking pressure and told me they do not plug tires because of liability issues. They said I could plug it myself or have someone do it for me. I decided to change tire for safety but was curious to know if any body is riding around on a tire with a plug in it.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I have but not for long, it is not a permanent repair
     
  3. PaPa T

    PaPa T Active Member

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    Have and just long enough to get it home. Think about doing 70 plus and tire plug comes out of a front tire !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have it changed as soon as possible.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Only for temporary use till tire changed.
     
  5. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    Only to "limp" home. Slow speed only. Too much dynamics in the tire flex to trust that repair.
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I carry a plug kit with me, and have plugged several tires on the side of the road. I always stress that it's TEMPORARY, and to replace the tire ASAP. One Aspencade rider saw me at a poker run a month or so later and said "thanks a lot for fixing my tire, it doesn't leak a bit"! I guess getting all the mileage possible out of a tire was worth the gamble on his and his passengers life.
     
  7. eleft36

    eleft36 Junior Member

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    Also the tire inner liner has been compromised by the puncture and makes the tire prone to tread separation.

    Like those big chunks of tread we have to react to fast laying on the highway.:grose

    Al

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  8. bonsi57

    bonsi57 Active Member

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    Not worth the risk. Buying a new tire is the only safe way to go.
     
  9. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    Only plug to limp to home or someplace to change the tire..
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I tend to agree with most, I carry plug and inflate kit. I use it ONLY to get me home or to a servicer to put on a new tire on when convenient. In the past since I used Metzler, most dealers do not stock the tire or size I needed, so I would ride with the repaired tire until it was in stock and carry in the tire for replacement.