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Less than 700 miles and I got a nail in the front tire.  Any temporary fixes can't buy a new tire till next month

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NRWhiteKnight

Is that the front tire? You could try  plug, but if you go that direction I would recommend being very careful when riding. I plugged a rear once and was able to ride, with caution, a few days on it until I could get a new tire. There are plug kits you can get, or used to be. i got one from Cycle Gear, but fortunately have not had to use it. You could also try an internal patch. Not sure if they have those for motorcycle tires or if it would even work on a front tire.

 

Ask a dealer or other motorcycle repair shop you trust as well. They may have ideas, too. The only other option is to wait until you can get a new tire, imo.

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RojoRacing

I’ve plugged tires for thousands of miles but the best method is too pop it off and toss a patch on from the inside and remount the tire. 

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r1limited

I always keep a Genuine Innovations Tire repair kit in my back pack, saved my ass numerous times with extra Co2 packs as a just in freakin case.  That said, these are mean to get you home or to the shop, do not trust them IMO.  Most ALL dealerships will not patch or plug a tire due to liability issues.  Plugging a tire is easy, and lasts longer at least until you get some monies worth out of the tire.  I have patched the R1 rear and road it out knowing 2 two things: (A) it would not be on a track (B) I would not be canyon darting.  Essentially commuting

 

a few years back I just mounted new set of Q2's not even 500 miles I got a nail in the rear side wall.  Replaced the tire no question in my mind the right thing to do.  Had a nail go through the center on a new set as well, plugged it and replaced tire after I wore it out.  Ya just have to keep an eye on it.


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Lunchbox87km

Thanks guys, I'm going to patch it there's a motorcycle shop near my job they can do it.  Its in the front tire in the middle so I should be good.  I just have to wait till payday

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DewMan
14 minutes ago, Lunchbox87km said:

Thanks guys, I'm going to patch it there's a motorcycle shop near my job they can do it.  Its in the front tire in the middle so I should be good.  I just have to wait till payday

Make sure they're going to rebalance that front tire as well. The patch will change the balance, though probably not by much after they buff the inside of tire where the patch will be applied. 👍

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DewMan
 
Just shut up and ride.

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Lunchbox87km
3 hours ago, DewMan said:

Make sure they're going to rebalance that front tire as well. The patch will change the balance, though probably not by much after they buff the inside of tire where the patch will be applied. <img src=">

Thanks, will do

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Beemer
On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 12:21 AM, Lunchbox87km said:

Less than 700 miles and I got a nail in the front tire.  Any temporary fixes can't buy a new tire till next month

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Good one! Made me laugh!

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Lunchbox87km
On 12/18/2018 at 7:39 AM, Beemer said:

Oh, you were serious? My apologies.

Its all good. Found a place to patch it up only 50 bucks and I found out I had a well balanced front wheel,  no weights needed. 

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