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July 9, 2003, 10:50 AM

I just found a piece of metal stuck in my rear tire. It is about 1/2 -3/4 inch away from the "chicken strip" and the metal appears to be about 1/4 wide. It must be stuck in pretty deep because I cannot pull it out easily. I think I already know the answer to my question, but I wanted to ask anyway. Can this be plugged or should I just opt out for a new tire?

Oh, BTW, the tire is not leaking air.

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July 9, 2003, 11:00 AM

And the answer is....................................

totally up to you!

Me, I do not ride on tires with a plug...only to get home and get a new tire.
Some people have no problems with riding on a plugged tire.....but a $200 rear tire mounted is a lot cheaper than a plug failing or too low of tire pressure from a slow leak.

If the repair says it can be fixed that is your call if you want to ride on it. Just check your pressure a lot to make sure!
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July 9, 2003, 03:20 PM

I agree 100% with Arlington rider. And a new M1 is only $130 + 20 for mounting.


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July 9, 2003, 08:25 PM

Depends on your risk tolerance


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July 10, 2003, 06:33 AM

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I agree 100% with Arlington rider. And a new M1 is only $130 + 20 for mounting.


I agree with both of these guys. Even if you put an inside hot patch on it it still isn't worth the risk of blowing out doing 60 mph on 29 or something. Get a new one.


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July 22, 2003, 01:10 PM

i bought a new one - just to be safe - gonna patch the old one and keep it as a back up in emergencies.


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July 27, 2003, 04:58 AM

good idea


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August 11, 2003, 04:32 PM

Plug really cheap. New tire cheap. Repair bike and hospital bill not cheap.

You decide


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