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ugh this sucks i hate NY roads so badly only 134 miles and already i have a nail in my tire :( what should i do ? a friend told me i can patch it but it'll be better just to replace the tire. Still new to the motorcycle cycle world any advise?
 

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Why would it blow out? If it is in the center of the tire, take the nail out, patch it well using the sticky ropes and adhesive as per instructions. If it holds air overnight, it will last as long as the tire with normal use. The worst that could happen is it could leak air again...then you could replace the tire. I've done several patches and never had a problem. Tubeless tires are not like tubed tires that can blow out and become flat almost instantly. That's my take anyway. Are you sure it went through? Sometimes the nail is short and once you pull it out, there is no leak. I don't buy a new tire. To some degree it is a marketing ploy that people have bought in to. Take your car to a tire place and they never seem to be able to patch a tire anymore. Why? Well a new tire is $150 and a patch is $20. I would patch it on a new tire like that. At 4000 miles, I would probably replace it. A tire patch kit is $5 and a new tire placed by Kawasaki is about $200.
 

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So it went thru? Is it flat? Spray a little soapy water on it, and see if it bubbles.
 

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Why would it blow out? If it is in the center of the tire, take the nail out, patch it well using the sticky ropes and adhesive as per instructions. If it holds air overnight, it will last as long as the tire with normal use. The worst that could happen is it could leak air again...then you could replace the tire. I've done several patches and never had a problem. Tubeless tires are not like tubed tires that can blow out and become flat almost instantly. That's my take anyway. Are you sure it went through? Sometimes the nail is short and once you pull it out, there is no leak. I don't buy a new tire. To some degree it is a marketing ploy that people have bought in to. Take your car to a tire place and they never seem to be able to patch a tire anymore. Why? Well a new tire is $150 and a patch is $20. I would patch it on a new tire like that. At 4000 miles, I would probably replace it. A tire patch kit is $5 and a new tire placed by Kawasaki is about $200.
The way i look at it is just say a tire blows out on your car at 60mph, you will be fine, just think of what would happen to a motorcycle at 60mph...
The tire will probably be a little over $100 at cycle gear
 

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The way i look at it is just say a tire blows out on your car at 60mph, you will be fine, just think of what would happen to a motorcycle at 60mph...
The tire will probably be a little over $100 at cycle gear
Yea I don't think ill take the chance I patched it today but I'm going to replace it I'd rather spend the 100$ than having to replace the bike lol or my life :p
 

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If your going to replace. Just try to get a wider tire, as much as the rim allows. I think it would be cool if you can.
 

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my cbr 600 got a nail in my front tire and i plugged it...i rode it for another 3300 miles on mostly canyon rides...ymmv...

 

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I have never even came across a motorcycle shop that will plug a tire. Not saying you will die if you so it, personally $100 is not worth the risk for me..
 

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Do you guys have tyre and trim insurance over in the states? I'll be definitely getting that option on my insurance knowing my luck. I think the option allows you to get unlimited tyre puncture fixes and up to 2 tyre/rim replacements per year.
 

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It's not dangerous if the plug is sealed properly. If you like the comfort of getting a new tire that is obviously the safer option. I've ran on the tire plugs for a long time without problems.
 

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I would replace the tire but would probably ride with a plug for a few days until the tire got here :)

If my finances were tight I am sure I would ride with a plug too
I plugged it yesterday now I'm waiting on the new tire :)


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Got nail on front tire yesterday .

Cycle gear charge me $160 for new tire + install the tire , I have to take the wheel to them.
Tire : $110
Front stand : $40
Install tire : $20
Cuopon : $10 off

But because mostly local ride , I choose plug for few days first , if anything happen , I will replace , if not , that will be good .

Cost for plug : $10 ( hold kit at Autozone )
 
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