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Old 06-07-2010, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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picked up a nail in my front tire yesterday (^&%*) tire is almost new. could I get by by plugging the hole or plug/patch combo? or am i shiite outta luck and have to get a new tire? hole is not in the side wall
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Had my Metzler 210 for about 200 miles and got a .22 casing in it. ****!! Me and a buddy at work plugged it and squirted that green goo in it also and it's air tight! I've put another 1,000 miles on it since and it doesn't leak a drop (knock on wood). I would say give it a shot. Some members on here have run several thousand miles on plugged tires.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would be less willing to plug the front.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't see any problem in plugging a tire, but a front tire..not me..
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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By any chance is your front tire an Avon? They have a warranty covering these sort of things. I don't know of any other brands that have a warranty like Avon, but its worth checking the manufacturer's website anyway.


I am in the same camp as the guys so far, it just doesn't seem wise to plug a high speed bike tire and in my experience its been near impossible to get a shop to do a patch. I think they see it as a liability.

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Old 06-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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tire is a dunlop, no warranty. only about 500 on it. I'm not a high speed rider at all on this bike. I'm kinda torn on what to do.
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tire is a dunlop, no warranty. only about 500 on it. I'm not a high speed rider at all on this bike. I'm kinda torn on what to do.


I was in the same boat700 miles into purchasing the beast. The shop told me that if I could find someone who will,patching from the inside will be way safer than a plug. They didnt want to do mine. I dont know how true that is but I didnt take a chance. Went out and bought me a new one.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Spend a couple of buck$$ and save your A$$ . Your front tire should be perfect.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You'll worry every time you ride. It'll get in the way. Email Erik at http://www.swmototires.com/ (use: info@swmototires.com ). Ask him for the sale price on a replacement front tire, and verify freight is free. Their sale prices are very hard to beat. He's a good guy.


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tire is a dunlop, no warranty. only about 500 on it. I'm not a high speed rider at all on this bike. I'm kinda torn on what to do.

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Old 06-10-2010, 04:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks Arizona Warrior.I called and ordered mine up today. I was suprised at the price as it was cheaper than elsewhere. Definitely mention this website. Can't wait to get my Avon Storm 2 Ultra!!!
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