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Tire plug? - July 7, 2009, 09:02 AM

Where can I get a tire plugged close to DC?
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none of the local shops will plug tires....there are WAY too many liabilities...just get a new tire. i for one wouldnt ride a plug unless that was a last resort to get me home and even still i would rather call a tow. just my $.02


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none of the local shops will plug tires....there are WAY too many liabilities...just get a new tire. i for one wouldnt ride a plug unless that was a last resort to get me home and even still i would rather call a tow. just my $.02
Fairfax Cycles did one for me back in 02 or 03


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Fairfax Cycles did one for me back in 02 or 03

that was before Kevin owned it....i know for a fact he wont do one


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none of the local shops will plug tires....there are WAY too many liabilities...just get a new tire. i for one wouldnt ride a plug unless that was a last resort to get me home and even still i would rather call a tow. just my $.02
+1 Thats' what I did last year. Just to get home and no more.Plug in Motorcycle, plus high speed = bad news! You'll be sorry!


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Ugh...my diablo only has about 300 miles on it, I'd hate to get a new one
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I won't tell you not to plug it....I will tell you that I'd only plug it just to make it back home to swap tires.

With that being said, if I'm 30miles or 100miles from home....I'll still ride on a plugged tire to make it home give the plug isn't anywhere near or around the sidewall of the tire.

WOuldn't make it a habbit to ride a plugged tire on a daily basis...you only go two..not 4.


Plug it yourself...most shops will decline you unless you have an in with them already and you personally know someone outside of the business.


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Ugh...my diablo only has about 300 miles on it, I'd hate to get a new one
I had only 1000 miles on tire for me but I still won't chance it . It's asking for trouble, it's not like a car tire thats alot thicker. A motorcycle tire only a few centimeters thick. How confident are you going to feel going around turns and whatever with a plug in tire.JUst my


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Ugh...my diablo only has about 300 miles on it, I'd hate to get a new one

hope I'm not bringing bad karma to my 2ct's but it's just part of the game man....gotta pay to play with big toys.


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Where can I get a tire plugged close to DC?
When do you need it plugged? I work in upper NW and can bring in my plug kit. If you get the right plug it will work for a while but not at speeds over 100 mph. The plug kit I have is not the old style but a mushroom style that uses a special tool to insert it. PM me today and I will bring the kit in tomorrow.


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July 7, 2009, 09:45 AM

By all means, buy a new tire. It helps spur the economy. A plug kit is only a few bucks, what good does that do?

There will always be those who will ride on a plugged rear tire, and those that won't. It's a personal decision.... and personally I have no problem with it. If it's an almost new rear tire, and the hole is in a good spot for a repair I'll opt to plug it and ride it down to the wear bars every time.

However, the correct answer is buy a new one of course.

My only cavets are I would not ride a rear tire that someone else plugged, I wouldn't ride a plugged tire on a track, and I'd never ride a plugged front tire unless it was just to get home.
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that was before Kevin owned it....i know for a fact he wont do one
Worked to get me home though.


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July 7, 2009, 09:51 AM

btw.....mushroom plug that holds from the inside is far superior than the shoelace ones...but I think you have to take the tire off the rim to plug in that manner...which makes it no help if you are stuck on the side of the road.


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Anyone got a spare 180/55 ZR17 to sell?

And will Mich Pilot road R17s substitute for pilot sport ZR17s??
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btw.....mushroom plug that holds from the inside is far superior than the shoelace ones...but I think you have to take the tire off the rim to plug in that manner...which makes it no help if you are stuck on the side of the road.
No you do not have to take the tire off!!! It is a kit to use if you get a flat out on the road. I have used it to help out a few people. Dam why else would I offer to plug it? Plus if you read my post it says I have a tool to insert the plug. Christ just trying to help out someone!


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