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« on: February 22, 2021, 10:24:44 pm »

I had a little scare yesterday. No, not while riding. The two-week winter from hell ended this past weekend when it finally got above freezing. I was excited, anticipating riding soon. I rolled out my two primary bikes, checking the tires, chains, etc. Then I saw this:





Noooo! I just put this tire on. It has less than 700 miles on it. It turned out the screw was only about 1/4" long and was just stuck in the groove.   Bigok
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 11:08:26 pm »

        EEK!          Good for you! That could have cost you some dinero to get it fixed.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 05:26:41 am »

Put a plug in it and keep riding  Bigsmile
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 05:49:26 am »


Put a plug in it and keep riding  Bigsmile


   Smile  I've thought that very thing on occasion!    Lol      About you!!!!!!!!!!!     Rolleyes


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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 07:39:18 am »

I suspect you put that in while sleep walking, in a deep dream about studding your tires to go ice riding.   EEK!

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 09:45:38 am »

I have seen others plug a rear tire and keep riding.    I don’t think I would actually do so.  
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 09:46:01 am »

Blue with some sarcasm.   That’s good
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 10:14:35 am »


Blue with some sarcasm.   That’s good



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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 08:53:50 am »

Center of the tread, good solid plug when done, good to go. Just treat the tire like it's 1 step lower than it's rating for speed and load.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 09:29:41 am »

Fortunate you don't have to worry about plugging or scrapping the tire, since it didn't puncture.   Bigok

A couple years ago I put a back tire on my GS, and took it for a short test ride just to make sure everything was back together right. When I got back to the garage I found a 10" piece of wire (looked like a folded up piece of clothes hanger) stuck in the tire. I was pissed. Turns out it was only stick in a tread block sideways and didn't go deep. Relief!   Smile
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 04:03:55 pm »

Ran across this from Fort Nine.  A nice break down of the current tire plugging technology.  Grandpa wins again

This Tire Plug Can Kill You – How to Best Fix a Flat
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