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What if you get a flat?

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    Thanks guys!!!

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    So I assume the rubber mushroom plugs are better option than the rope plugs? Is there really any difference to doing a rode side plug as opposed to a mechanic fixing it? Or are they just going to use the same tools? And what is better for longevity?

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    I've used a rope plug in tires on my bike and my car, and neither one failed on me. I put a few thousand miles on the rear tire of the bike after using the plug and didn't have any problems. In both cases the tire wore out before the plug failed.

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    I prefer the rope style plugs. The way they work is they are actually un-vulcanized rubber. Riding/driving heats up the rubber so it vulcanizes and becomes part of the tire. Either one can slowly leak if done improperly/poorly, but this is the method I prefer. And the only one I've ever seen used by a mechanic, save for dismounting and patching from the inside.

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    Wow really? OK that's interesting. And good to know.

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    I agree on the rope plugs being superior to the stop-n-go mushroom plugs. They do last longer and you can add another plug to the same hole if needed. I have a trailer tire with 4 plugs in the same hole, plus a 5th that passes through the loops on the inside. The mushroom plugs, with the wire center, that need to be glued from the inside are probably the best.

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

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    Maybe I missed it, but why wouldn't you want to join the American Motorcyclist Association and get towing for ANY vehicle you own... for you and your entire family?
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    That's fine for a flat tire... but the coverage is for anything that happens... in anything you own (car, truck, trailer, bike, rv)
    From the AMA link:
    "Towing services are covered up to 35 miles to the nearest qualified service facility (or to any other location requested by the member of equal distance at no expense to the member). If over 35 miles, the member is only responsible for the overages incurred after the 35-miles coverage"
    What is the cost per mile after the 35 miles coverage is exceeded?

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    maybe my next rear tire will be a runflat

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    Do they make run-flat snow tires?

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    Quote Originally Posted by golden chicken View Post
    Do they make run-flat snow tires?
    yes, the General Altimax Arctic I have is available in runflat

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    Most people using a runflat also recommend getting a TPMS.

    Runflats are good, but aren't intended to be used indefinitely.

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    Re: What if you get a flat?

    I'm really considering one. I have a car repair kit which looks okay but want to replace it with something better. Also looking into air options. I am leaning toward a manual pump.

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