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Screw in tire...

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Ok so I just noticed I have a screw in my brand new tires....Front tire to be exact....there is a fairly large screw right in the middle of my front tire all the way in and nice and ground down.....the tire isnt loosing pressure or anything from what I can see but my question is can it be repaired or do I need to get a new tire even though this ones only a few 100kms old.
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use the search luke.

covered about 800 bajillion times. one camp says patch, the other says replace. do what your heart tells you.
leave it in

go to your favourite bike shop

get it patched properly

continue with riding enjoyment
its a front... i would NEVER plug a front. just suck it up and go buy a new tire...

(even if you wanted to plug it, you would be very hard pressed to find a shop that would do it)
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see? two camps. the pluggers and the replacers.

do what you want. it's your money, and your ride.
Well I will see what a dealer says or get a new tire....
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uh, a dealer will gladly sell you a new tire at a larger profit margin than patching the tire they just sold you.
If your a sport bike rider, then I would buck up and get a new tire and save that one for when you get a supermoto since they run tubes and that screw once pulled out, becomes insignificant...:coffee
Ride it as fast and as hard as possible until it blows up......... you only live once.
I've spoken to mechanics who have mostly said as long as its not in the sidewall an inside patch/plug is fine. Make your own choice a new tires expensive.
once A tire is plugged it losses it speed rating..
i would surjust plug for now, becasue there is like 2 weeks of season left. Then replace over winter.
Anyone here who gets their bike near the speed rating on their front tire on the street needs to seriously think about how long they want to keep riding.

You want a mushroom patch. It plugs and seals the hole, and distributes the repair over an area around the hole on the inside of the tire. Good for any riding you're likely to do without hitting a track (and maybe then, but I don't have any experience with that personally so I can't say for sure).
Anyone here who gets their bike near the speed rating on their front tire on the street needs to seriously think about how long they want to keep riding.
Jeez, is "thinking," even in this equation?:laughing

Seriously, I've personally put 20,000 kms on a properly patched front tire. I was "on the road," and no replacement tire was readily available, so it was patched. While I thought, at the time, I would replace the tire once home, the thought never occurred to me again until there was no tread left, and the tech pointed out the patch when spooning on a new hoop.
Checked the air pressure on a regular basis, and it didn't lose any more than any other tire.....
Plugs have saved my butt enough times that I'd go for it again anytime. Like mentioned above, if you're not racing on the track, you probably don't have much to worry about.
You want a mushroom patch. It plugs and seals the hole, and distributes the repair over an area around the hole on the inside of the tire.
That's what I have done as well. Doug is right though. Use search.
there is actually three camps, the patchers, the replacers and the searchers haha
I am going to see what happens but make it to a dealer soon for replacement or repair
Plugs and Butt are not to be used in a Motor Cycle forum Mr. Especially when you say you will go for it again!

Ha.
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