Punctured rear tire

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Punctured rear tire

Postby vaughn » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:24 pm

My new elite 3 rear tire got some kind or metal stuck in it today.
Slow leak. Rode 70 miles home airing it up twice. Tire only has 1100 miles on it.
This is on a 83 Aspencade. Has anyone ever put in a tube besides putting in inside patch?

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Re: Punctured rear tire

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:55 pm

There are some "mushroom" shaped tire plugs that work pretty well. I've plugged motorcycles tires with the standard tire plugs, for short term riding (to get me home) with some success. I have not run a tub in a tubeless tire nor have I put a patch inside a motorcycle tire, not that it can't be done. If you can find someone to put one of the good plugs in the tire, I wouldn't be worried about failure. I can tell you the cheap kind you find in any auto parts store can and will pull out...
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Re: Punctured rear tire

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:29 am

Always a debate on this. Some say you only have two tires why risk it especially with a front tire. Other say they have used plugs, mushroom is best and ran the tire until tech tread was gone with no problems. Note that the closer to the center of the tire the better for plugs and in a tread is the best place if you have to have a plug.

The Stop and Go kit seems to be the best for mushroom plugs but even their directions say just to get you home.


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Re: Punctured rear tire

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:11 pm

I don't mess with my tires, if it were me, I would bite the bullet and put a new tire on the bike. :(

I would not attempt to put a tube in it. It's not designed for it, and you can easily overheat it (especially being that it's on the back wheel).

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