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another nail in tire thread

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    another nail in tire thread


    bah....so i was about to head up to rt 9 today when i stopped for gas and noticed this in my tire.
    i know that i shouldn't mess around with nails in tires, but can't decide if it's a mortal wound or just sticking through the rubber....was hoping to get another couple thousand miles out of these things...any thoughts?

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    another nail in tire thread

    I'm all for plugging tires and riding them, full lean, dragging knees, 3 plugs in the rear one in the front, but if I saw that in my tire I would probably send for a truck to get me home and junk the tire.

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    another nail in tire thread

    Bummer that it hit the rim too. It is certainly going completely through the carcass, twice!

    Plugging a puncture wound in the tread is no problem at all. You will have to ask someone else about repairing the sidewall as I'm inclined to say you are SOL on that one.

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    another nail in tire thread

    Originally posted by hessogood
    I'm all for plugging tires and riding them, full lean, dragging knees, 3 plugs in the rear one in the front, but if I saw that in my tire I would probably send for a truck to get me home and junk the tire.



    No sweat. Just plug it from the inside ONLY. Those "plug from the outside" plugs are not for moto tires. Many shops won't plug at all due to the liability (take that for what it's worth).

    That said, I'd toss that fucker in the dumpster. A little tack is one thing. A 10d creating two holes is something different.

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    another nail in tire thread

    actually I take that back...
    Leave the nail right where it is and ride on...
    from the looks of that chicken strip, you'll never hit it
    (kidding, kidding)

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    Re: another nail in tire thread

    Originally posted by taylor
    bah....so i was about to head up to rt 9 today when i stopped for gas and noticed this in my tire.
    i know that i shouldn't mess around with nails in tires, but can't decide if it's a mortal wound or just sticking through the rubber....was hoping to get another couple thousand miles out of these things...any thoughts?

    Take that tire off the rim get a wire brush and rough the inside of the tire up. Go to autozone and get some radial patches and patch it from the inside.

    Or let me knwo when I can pick the tire up so I can patch it and ride it.

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    another nail in tire thread

    same here. that tire is toast and i have ridden with tires w/ plugs at teh track..
    that is foooooked

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    hmmmm......

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    another nail in tire thread

    Originally posted by trickphoto
    actually I take that back...
    Leave the nail right where it is and ride on...
    from the looks of that chicken strip, you'll never hit it
    (kidding, kidding)
    i was waiting for one of those comments....

    if sedition didn't go and get his bike stolen again, i would have scrubbed those off last month....need to find some new people to ride with...

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    another nail in tire thread

    Originally posted by hessogood
    I'm all for plugging tires and riding them, full lean, dragging knees, 3 plugs in the rear one in the front, but if I saw that in my tire I would probably send for a truck to get me home and junk the tire.
    that's what i figured, but thought i'd check before tossing it....thanks for the advice

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    another nail in tire thread

    If you want, i have a takeoff with a hole that can be plugged. The meet is great, if not for the nail I would have definitly had a few races left in it before it went to the street. I'd let it go pretty cheap. KB is crazy if he wants that tire, but I can give it to him for you too. Maybe have him mount the tires as a fee?

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    another nail in tire thread

    My offer still stands...

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...threadid=22129


    (I would never screw around with fixing a sidewall!)

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    another nail in tire thread

    I had a cage tire once that had a nail go thru looking like than. But it did not puncture the inside at all

    if that is the case with this tire, pull the nail and ride it BUT

    if it punctured the inside, trash that tire, the puncture on the tread side is pluggable, but not the sidewall puncture

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    another nail in tire thread

    Thats a good point Randy. It looks like it went through but you may be lucky and it is only in the rubber.

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    another nail in tire thread

    Originally posted by RandyO
    I had a cage tire once that had a nail go thru looking like than. But it did not puncture the inside at all

    if that is the case with this tire, pull the nail and ride it BUT

    if it punctured the inside, trash that tire, the puncture on the tread side is pluggable, but not the sidewall puncture
    yeah, that's exactly what i was thinking when i posed the question. i guess i'll have to pull it off the rim to figure out if it's just in the rubber and how much rubber there is between the nail and the inside of the tire...

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    another nail in tire thread

    thanks for the offers on the tires (hessogood and rye)....i'm probably going to just go for a new set. now i need to figure out which tires to get...

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    another nail in tire thread

    i had one like that once... didnt puncture the tire though. i took it out and no air leaked out

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    another nail in tire thread

    Either way let me know how I can pick up your old tire when it comes off. I'll run that fucking thing.

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    another nail in tire thread

    well, it turns out that it was only a surface piercing....the nail didn't penetrate into the tire. now i have a fresh pair of qualifiers on the bike and a set of 'spares'....

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