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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Patching a tire ???

Greetings all !!! I was wunderin...anyone ever repair a rear tire with either an internal or external patch,I got a looong nail in my new "sportmax" .I know I could repair it temporarily but ....will it last???
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-09-2005, 05:03 PM
 
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This really depends on where the nail is punctured on the tire. If its in the center of the thread it can hold up, if its close to the sides I wouldn't even trust it.

This has been discussed many times here on TWF here is a link to sift thru.
https://www.twowheelforum.com/showthr...ght=patch+tire

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Gracias!!!
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Hey jeeps..have you patched a tire before,and how long did it last???
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I put a repair plug in a big nail hole on my old cbr600, it was the weekend and i was just heading out for a ride and could not get a new tire.
I rode it for a few days and it was fine. I needed a new one anyway so i changed it the following week. If its in the middle 3" of the tire i would have no problem plugging it temporarily
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I had a hole in the middle of my tire before...I had a plug in there for about 2,000 miles until the cords were showing...then it was time for new tires. Never had a problem.
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I've patched tires in the past (working for another shop) but it's harder to find a shop that will do it now because of potential liability.

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I've patched tires in the past (working for another shop) but it's harder to find a shop that will do it now because of potential liability.

Larry
I can see that larryg and it make perfect since...I patch my own tires anyway....
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I got a screw in the side of my race tires once. With race tires being as expensive as they are I just patched it myself with a murray's patching kit. The screw was about half inch from the edge of the tire, I had no problems with it. I also got screw in on of my street tires, I just ran the screw all the way in and rode it for another 3000 miles. The head made like a seal.
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I can see that larryg and it make perfect since...I patch my own tires anyway....
Do any of you dismount your own tires???I'd do the whole thing myself too if I knew I could do it safely without bending the lip,specifically,what tools(make and model) do you use???
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I patched my tire last month and few days ago my friend did a burn out on my bike without me being around and it was fine
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I patched my tire last month and few days ago my friend did a burn out on my bike without me being around and it was fine


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I would patch a tire for a temp repair but look into getting a new one soon!




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I patched my tire last month and few days ago my friend did a burn out on my bike without me being around and it was fine

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A tube...A tube...why didn't I think of this before...A tube!!!
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I'm not saying I have ever had a patch fail (or even heard a first-hand story of one failing), I'm just saying that very few businesses are willing to take the risk.

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EDIT: The thing you need to consider is if YOU are willing to take the risk...

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I'm not saying I have ever had a patch fail (or even heard a first-hand story of one failing), I'm just saying that very few businesses are willing to take the risk.

Larry

EDIT: The thing you need to consider is if YOU are willing to take the risk...
Very true. We had someone call us for a tire patch kit one time and I asked him "what is it for?" He thought I was nuts, but he told me it was for keeping on his bike in case he gets a flat while out riding. I explained to him that for that purpose it's ok, but we don't sell patch kits for the purpose of patching a tire, and we won't patch tires at the shop for the exact reason that Larry mentioned. It is a liability.

I personally would never ride a motorcycle with a patched tire because I don't ever want to take that risk. This is not to say that it can't be done and that it wouldn't work out great for other people (as seen above). I just feel the consequences of a failure could wind up being more than a new tire would have costed...not to mention a lot more painful.

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Hey jeeps..have you patched a tire before,and how long did it last???
Many times!
I carry a repair kit with me. It has plugs and air cartridges.
If I get a flat and it needs repaired on the spot. I use the kit. Then try to get a better internal patch.
If the tire is new. I would get an internal patch. If its worn. I would replace it.

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A tube...A tube...why didn't I think of this before...A tube!!!
Better thank twice about that one. If you can even find a tube to fit your tire.

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