NAIL IN TIRE

NAIL IN TIRE

Postby twinegar » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:31 pm

I discovered a small finish nail in my rear tire purely by accident yesterday. Can the tire be safely plugged or must it be removed and patched from inside? It isn't losing air and it looks like it has been there for a while. It's my favorite bike and it's going to be 80's today and I wanna go man go!!!
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Postby alimey4u2 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:35 pm

It's OK to plug the tire as long as the hole is in the tread area. It is recommended that this is a get you home deal & the tire should be removed & a vulcanised patch put on the inside ASAP.. "If" you can get a garage to do it that is... :?
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Postby Terry » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:58 pm

I've successfully used this kit twice on the rear tire on my Hayabusa and ran the tire until the tread wore out. Compact and easy to use and carry with you. Doesn't use the usual long and skinny 'worms' but instead uses short and fat sticky 'worms' which I believe are the best in comparison.

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Postby EMS » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:18 pm

What happens when you take the nail out? Does the tire go flat? Does the nail go all the way through the tire?
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Postby cbxtacy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:23 pm

I've used both types of plugs with no problems but I also replaced the tire at the first chance.
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Postby twinegar » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:29 pm

Tomorrow I will move it back and forth and spray soapy water to see if it leaks. I can't tell how much of the nail is left because the head is gone so hopefully it isn't thru. Maybe this is a good time to get a good set of tire removal tools. I saw some recently with a rubber coating to prevent scuffing the rim or bead. I should stop buying bikes for a while and get a nice professional tire mounter.
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Postby cbxtacy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:31 pm

or better yet buy a bike without a nail in the tire and ride that one.
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Postby twinegar » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:00 pm

Hey!!!! I could always use an extra, extra CBX. I will be tearing into my other X soon to try to solve the smoking problem. I had to park it last year or go insane after piecing together a virtually new top end only to see smoke again. It would almost be funny if someone had stuck a length of vent hose inside the oem one and pushed it into the pan area as a joke. That is how crazy it is when I start reaching like that.
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Postby twinegar » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:21 pm

The nail it turns out took a hard left as it entered and was parallel with the surface so I lucked out this time. I have never been that lucky in the past.
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Postby Terry » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:38 pm

Good news, so now's the time to get yourself a repair kit. Don't want to have to leave the bike somewhere on a lonely two lane someday.

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Postby alimey4u2 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:42 am

Gnus... :thumupp:
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Postby cbx4evr » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:14 pm

twinegar wrote:I have never been that lucky in the past.



I seldom get lucky, but that's another story. :lol:
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Postby twinegar » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:31 pm

THANKS.
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Postby Douglas » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:22 pm

hey-Hey!!!,
Just to spout opinion, but I don't like the idea of those rubber worm patches. They require damaging the carcass plies as the hole is prepped. As a waste-the-tire-to-get-home it is perhaps acceptable, but I don't like the idea of trusting it. With the hole in the tread, a car radial patch on the inside would leave the tire serviceable as long as the tread lasts...:) As was previously suggested, get a bike w/o the nail in its tire...heh-heh-heh.
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Postby NobleHops » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:27 pm

Douglas wrote:hey-Hey!!!,
Just to spout opinion, but I don't like the idea of those rubber worm patches. They require damaging the carcass plies as the hole is prepped. As a waste-the-tire-to-get-home it is perhaps acceptable, but I don't like the idea of trusting it. With the hole in the tread, a car radial patch on the inside would leave the tire serviceable as long as the tread lasts...:) As was previously suggested, get a bike w/o the nail in its tire...heh-heh-heh.
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I've heard the wisdom of the vulcanized interior patch, and believe it is good practice, but all the same, I have ridden plugged tires to the cords and never had a problem. YMMV and all that.

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