Screw in tyre


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agedbikeman
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Screw in tyre

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Been on the road for 50 years plus, never had this situation, removed a screw from my front tire, but no leak, pushed a thin rod in the hole and it comes to a halt, measures the hole depth with a depth guage, screw shorter than tire thickness. Should I leave well alone or make the hole right through and plug it.
To test it , I filled the hole with dish soap to see if it bubbled, but no bubbles.

Any input welcome

Alex


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If it was a small diameter screw, I would just leave well enough alone. If it is a big bolt or something that could cause a blowout, I would patch the tire from inside or replace it.
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A guy COULD consider running some Ride-On sealer/balancer in the tire for peace of mind, it's what I use and I'm quite happy with the results.

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Re: Screw in tyre

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Fix it.

If you don't, you will always be worrying about it.
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Re: Screw in tyre

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Thank you to all you guys that replied, the problem resolved itself, the screw had penetrated, but so slightlly it took a few minutes for the soap in the hole to produce a bubble. I decided to get it fixed and put leak seal in aswell, so I took the wheel to a local scooter shop, they said no problem, they would fit a mushrrom plug inside the tyre. but when they tried to remove it they said it was too old and the rubber had gone so hard the tyre was finshed, henceforth NEW TYRE, no local tyre shop had one in stock except the Honda dealer and it was unbelievably the best price and cheapest fitting, did the job immediately.

I wanted to replace it anyway for a car tyre as my wing is a Trike, just cannot find a car tyre the size anywhere.

Thanks again for your usual valuable help.

Alex


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