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Tyre Repair
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:24:30 am »
On Wednesday I dug a nail out of my rear tyre and plugged it with a 'Gummy Worm". The tyre has a tread depth of 5mm so quite a bit of life left in it.  The repair was pretty much in the middle of the tyre.

Would you ride on it?   Would you get a new tyre?

I have ridden about three hundred miles on it so far with no issues, so far.

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Re: Tyre Repair
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 07:32:01 am »
I had a similar experience not long after buying my Trophy with only 1,600 miles on the tyre....

I made the same type of repair and it got me a few hundred miles more and in all probability would have done more but I changed the tyre for peace of mind
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Re: Tyre Repair
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 07:37:16 am »
I'm off to Germany in a couple of weeks and will be using unrestricted AutoBahns so I think I know I'll be changing it, again just for peace of mind.  However I do not like waste and 5mm of tread is a lot to throw away.  I could practice burn outs with this tyre I suppose, never wanted to thrash the bike to do a burnout.

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Re: Tyre Repair
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 07:38:51 am »
For that type of riding I would definitely say change the tyre!
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Re: Tyre Repair
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 12:51:06 pm »
Garmin Dave

I had the same thing happen in the rain at 1000miles on a new tyre.  I carry a compressor . Pumped up the tyre as the screw was still in and pressure held using the TPMS as a guide to pressure leakage. Got me home safely.

next day repaired the tyre with a gummy worm as you did. Ran the tyre for a few hundred miles with no loss of pressure and as a test.

As I was off on my Scottish tour. had a new tyre fitted. But agree low mileage replacements are a bit to bare. But safer.

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Re: Tyre Repair
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 05:28:30 pm »
I got a nail in a new tire (600 miles) a few years back.   It was in the middle of the tire and a clean hole so I patched it using a worm type plug.  I ran the tire the distance - 10,000 miles - without incident.

If it is a clean hole the tire isn't going to faIL so the worry is that the patch could become unsealed,  but that would be a slow leak and with the TPMS you will get warning.   Also, I've plugged several car tires and never had one fail so I personally would plug it.

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Re: Tyre Repair
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 02:38:41 am »
I've had the same experience as engage, having safely run a repaired tire for thousands of miles.  But for autobahn burning I'd change the tire.  Topic has been discussed a few times before so if you are interested  a quick search will reveal several more opinions
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Re: Tyre Repair
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 09:19:11 pm »
You'll all rest easy in your beds now because I got a new Dunlop Roadsmart II fitted this afternoon, scrubbed in and ready to role to see the Lancaster on Friday and over to Germany on Thursday for the IBA European Road Runner Rally.

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