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Caught a nail in my damn back tire.Best price I could find on a Dunlop Elite 3 200 50/18 was 164.99 with free shipping at motorcyclesuperstore.com in case any one else out their needs one.Should have it tomorrow and will be back on the road Wednesday afternoon!!:D
 

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I am not very smart when it come to holes, tires that is, can't you plug these? Or plug cut flush inside and put a patch for safty? Or would that effect Dyna Beads? Or what! :confused:
Plugging is only recommend for a short term fix.I personally wouldn't trust my life with a plug in a tire of a two wheeled vehicle long term.Also no shop in town will plug a bike tire because its a major safety issue.
 

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I am not very smart when it come to holes, tires that is, can't you plug these? Or plug cut flush inside and put a patch for safty? Or would that effect Dyna Beads? Or what! :confused:
If it's a puncture and NOT a tear or a cut, you can safely patch it on the inside of the tire. Clean the area thoroughly, rough it up, then patch it with a Cold-Self-Vulcanizing patch. It'll last the life of the tire.

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If it's a puncture and NOT a tear or a cut, you can safely patch it on the inside of the tire. Clean the area thoroughly, rough it up, then patch it with a Cold-Self-Vulcanizing patch. It'll last the life of the tire.

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DITTO. have done this to many bikes over the years including my fury now. never had any problems as long as its done right. save the $$ and fix it.
 

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interesting because I couldn't find a single place that would even recommend it that's why I bought a new tire. I would have loved to save the money.
Not surprising; most shops would rather sell you a new tire. There's more profit in a new-tire sale than a patch job. Did you save the old tire?

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interesting because I couldn't find a single place that would even recommend it that's why I bought a new tire. I would have loved to save the money.
Yeah they want your $$. I have alwaays done mine myself. Still know people in the tire buisness and I did as a kid. Trust me it's safe
 

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i had to plug a new mets to get back from dragons tail.i put a new metz on after dismounting the tire and found it was torn on the inside.if it was a strait puncher i would fix it. i also have a dunlop like new and no holes for sale.100.00 plus ship.
had to edit .i have the front and rear tires.140.00 and shipping.
 

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Not surprising; most shops would rather sell you a new tire. There's more profit in a new-tire sale than a patch job. Did you save the old tire?

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Yeah they want your $$. I have alwaays done mine myself. Still know people in the tire buisness and I did as a kid. Trust me it's safe
No respectable/responsible dealer will plug a tire due to the very real danger of your estate sueing him out of business, the bike manufacturer does not recommend it, the tire manufacturer doesn't recommend it, if the tire he plugs goes bad, HE alone will be left. His insurance carrier will drop him like a hot potato,He can loose a multimillion dollar franchise, and the livelyhood of his employees and his family. I would imagine a level 5 Honda dealer probably doesn't get 3 request a year to plug a tire, that is not going to make or break him "tire selling wise", . It is you bike and your life (and maybe your SO) if you want to risk them on a $2 tire plug, that's your decision.
 

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I do still have the other new Metzler with the hole in it out in the shed.
Yea, had the brother-in-law patch up my truck tire with that stuff, crap works real good actually...! You should give it a try if the tire isn't too bad... :rolleyes: or sell as is to somebody for half price or lower... make some money back...:D
 

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Caught a nail in my damn back tire.Best price I could find on a Dunlop Elite 3 200 50/18 was 164.99 with free shipping at motorcyclesuperstore.com in case any one else out their needs one.Should have it tomorrow and will be back on the road Wednesday afternoon!!:D
Dunlop says certain punctures can be repaired, however, the repaired tire will have a reduced speed rating.

See Dunlop's advice here: Tire Tips

Personally, I'd buy a new tire. Even though the risk may be small, peace of mind is easily worth $200.
 
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