New Tire & Nail = Plug?
I just got brand new tires, less then 300km on them.
Two days ago I found a smaller sized nail in the tire, tried to take it out thinking that it wasnt that deep, however air started 2 come out once i wiggled it out a bit, so i just left it in.
My questions are.
1) Is plugging safe/dependable? will the plug last the lifetime of the tire?
2) Where in Surrey can i get the tire plugged? Canadian tire? lol Not too sure where to start.
Someone else just asked this last night:
In Surrey, I'm not sure where to go.
I had a plug in my rear tire for more than 10,000km and had no problems. It all depends on where the nail is. If it's too close to the sidewall, it can't be patched properly.....
Your absolute best bet in this situation is to have what's called a "radial patch" put in. A regular "plug" is installed from the outside in and I wouldn't trusted worth shit, specialy on a street ridden M/C with high speeds involved (may have been different if it was a goldwing or some shit like that) but in your case I would go into a tire store and ask if they can do a radial patch. They will remove the tire off the rim and install the radial plug from the inside out, that way there isn't any chance of the thing ever coming out and cause you to take a soil sample. Good luck!
Originally Posted by jixxer
I patched my front by myself....bought a patch kit for radials, dissassembled it, and re-installed...be sure to mark where the tire is on the rim, or you'll have to re-balance.
Try imperial motorcycles. The previous owner of my bike patched it there.
i would think any tireshop would be able to do it...
DOnt trust no regular tire shop...they F%ck things up...take it to a bike shop, u can garuanteee they wont scratch the shit out of ur rim. Plugs work just fine unless close to the outside wall, then ur hooped. Cheers and happy trails!