Plugging a runflat


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Plugging a runflat

Postby waituntilthebeep » Tue May 17, 2016 8:57 am



Headed to work this morning and my TPMS light started flashing... then stopped. I checked the air in my tires and the rear was at zero. Hole. I am 80 miles from home and the closest dealer that will work with a CT on a bike. Thinking about a plug. I have all day to resolve this. Thoughts?I have reviewed a number of posts and think this will be my best option.... maybe?



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Re: Plugging a runflat

Postby aj1500 » Tue May 17, 2016 11:12 am

just my personal exp. here but I had a RF go down on me, I pulled over and plugged it and then road on it for months after
I kept an eye on the pressure daily at first then back to my normal weekly checks
the plug never leaked

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Re: Plugging a runflat

Postby insanemoondoggie » Tue May 17, 2016 11:41 am

As long the hole is not in the sidewall, use a good grade plug and you will be fine.

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Re: Plugging a runflat

Postby waituntilthebeep » Tue May 17, 2016 1:27 pm

Got good rope plug kit and plugged the hole. It was right smack in the middle of the tread so I figure not a big deal to plug it. It holds air just fine so we shall see. I am pretty impressed with this set of tires. I have 16k on them and the rear is about 60% and the front is about the same. If I had not gone dark, I would be changing the tires now instead of checking the pressures and rolling along. Hope the plug lasts me a good long while. Rolling around in the parking lot at work with a flat rear tire makes me super glad it picked up the nail on a 25 mph road. 60 would have been a real nail biter. Thanks for the feedback gentlemen!!

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Re: Plugging a runflat

Postby FM-USA » Sat May 21, 2016 9:18 pm

IF you can break one bead these are double good.
They're a patch and a plug in one.

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