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chieninhouston
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PostSubject: Picked up a nail   Picked up a nail I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2009 3:19 am

Yesterday, picked up a nail right in the dead center of the rear tire. Too bad this tire just have about 350 miles on it. I plugged the tire for the time being. A new tire will be on order, when I am back on vacation (not riding).
If this was a tire on my car, I'll just ride it as is till the tire actually quit. But I believe I saw somewhere that do not ride the motorcycle or scooter tire that was plugged. Would like to know why?
You know this was the 2nd tire, and the SW just has 2496 on the meter. Hate to see the new rubber and money wasted on those tiny nails. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up a nail   Picked up a nail I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2009 7:55 am

Sorry for the bad run of ill fortune.

We have had a bunch of roofers running through our area due to some hail damage last summer. Have had to replace a tire on each of our cars.

No problems with the scoots so far - but, for the most part, we stay off the main roads when riding the SilverWings.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up a nail   Picked up a nail I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2009 2:10 pm

chieninhouston wrote:
Yesterday, picked up a nail right in the dead center of the rear tire. Too bad this tire just have about 350 miles on it. I plugged the tire for the time being. A new tire will be on order, when I am back on vacation (not riding).
If this was a tire on my car, I'll just ride it as is till the tire actually quit. But I believe I saw somewhere that do not ride the motorcycle or scooter tire that was plugged. Would like to know why?

Tire plugs may fail. Some people say it never fails for them ... it all depends on their installation.

I would not throw out the tire, if you use a vulcanized patch from the inside of the tire (since it was not in your sidewall) and remove the plug ... it would the same as the tire on your car.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up a nail   Picked up a nail I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2009 3:06 pm

I use a product call UltraSeal which sits inside the tyre. When a puncture/nail is removes there are small shreds of rubber suspended in a solution that plugs any hole. They garantee up to 6mm if I remember correctly.

Due to properties it also helps keep the tyre/tire temperatures down increasing longevity.

I have had many a tyre saved with the product. My personal record is thirteen small holes in one rear tyre, all plugged by UltraSeal. I wasn't ever aware of any of them.

Must add it is a preventative and not a post puncture cure.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up a nail   Picked up a nail I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2009 3:12 pm

Bill,
So, if I patched the hole right. I would have a spare in my garage. Have to look into how to do it right then. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Picked up a nail   Picked up a nail I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 06, 2009 3:29 pm

Waspie wrote:
I use a product call UltraSeal which sits inside the tyre. When a puncture/nail is removes there are small shreds of rubber suspended in a solution that plugs any hole. They garantee up to 6mm if I remember correctly.

Due to properties it also helps keep the tyre/tire temperatures down increasing longevity.

I have had many a tyre saved with the product. My personal record is thirteen small holes in one rear tyre, all plugged by UltraSeal. I wasn't ever aware of any of them.

Must add it is a preventative and not a post puncture cure.

Actually I have similar product Sealtite Prof. inside the tire. The instruction about nail was: pull the nail, and immediately ride a distance for the hole to be sealed by the product. Right after the nail pulled, a spring of yellowish product rushing out. Then jumped up the SW and ride. Leave a trace of yellowish stuff along the way. When the air almost gone, the hole still putting out the stuff. And the hole was about 1.5 mm in diameter. Picked up a nail Icon_redface
Maybe I should just pull the nail half way, then ride it, then finish up the rest. Anyway, it was a mess afterward.
The bright side of the product is: at least it was not too hard to wash off the bike and on the road. As for actually save the tire or let me have a peace of mind. I believe that part has gone. Will have a tire plug and a small compressor on board for emergency fit along the road.
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