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punctured rear tyre, what next ?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by Removed_User_5, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. I was looking at my bike this morning at work as I do, and realised the back tyre lookes soft.
    On inspection there IS A BIG F**KING SCREW IN IT. I am so F**king Pissed off.
    Nearly new tyre and a Pirelli Diablo at that.
    So its never happened before so can it be fixed or is it new tyre time.
    I dont want to have it repared if the risk of a blow out whilst riding is a possibility.

    any ideas....?

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  3. Damm

    Damm that sucks dude. yeah i would take it to a tyre fitter they will pull the screw out and repair it for ya. I get them in the cvar all the time. Wont cost you much and u be sweet in no time.
  4. As has been suggested, pump it up to normal pressure and get it to a tyre repair place as soon as possible. Don't ride around on it any more than you need to (incase it wasn't obvious). If it's a near new tyre there shouldn't be any problem at all in getting it plugged. Shouldn't cost you more than ~$40 to get plugged.

    I've had three rear tyre's that have been plugged (actually thats ALL of my rear tyres!), and after riding around on it for a week or so they sealed perfectly and i never had to think about it again.
  5. Plugging will depend where he hole is , some folk will repair em with a mushroom style plug from the inside inside , these apparently are less likely to fail. If you get it plugged dont be tempted to do a track day or high speed touring till you get a new tyre I would say.
  6. Yeah plug from the inside should be ok :grin: But it depends on where it was screwed :cool: