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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 03-14-2020, 09:09 AM
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I just picked up a Drywall Screw in my rear tire. I only had 450 miles on the tire! Luckily I had my tire plug kit on me. I plugged it and made it home. Here is my plan. I'm replacing the plugged tire with a new one. I'm going to have the plugged tire professionally repaired and keep it as a spare...
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I just picked up a Drywall Screw in my rear tire. I only had 450 miles on the tire! Luckily I had my tire plug kit on me. I plugged it and made it home. Here is my plan. I'm replacing the plugged tire with a new one. I'm going to have the plugged tire professionally repaired and keep it as a spare...
Why not just have it professionally plugged and use it? If you are saving it, you must plan on using it sometime?

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Why not just have it professionally plugged and use it? If you are saving it, you must plan on using it sometime?
I was wondering the same thing- why not just patch and ride on?
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Nah, I have a set of Michelin's ordered. I was never a fan of the Bridgestone tire anyway. I'll keep them around, a friend might need a tire, or I'll use them if I need a tire to get me through the last month of riding season. Something like that. With the Michelin's I know what I have.
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What I do: Install TPMS and ride the plugged tire.

If the plug fails then the tire slowly deflates just like any other punctured tire. TPMS warns me before things get squirrelly.

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Nah, I have a set of Michelin's ordered. I was never a fan of the Bridgestone tire anyway. I'll keep them around, a friend might need a tire, or I'll use them if I need a tire to get me through the last month of riding season. Something like that. With the Michelin's I know what I have.
Oh, c'mon now . We all know what's gonna happen here, we all do it. You're gonna get the tire fixed and set it aside. 3 or 4 yrs from now you're gonna be wondering why you ever kept the darned thing and why you just didn't ride on it when you got it fixed. Then you're gonna post up "I got this tire fixed umpteen yrs ago, do you think it's still safe to ride on?"
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Agree with you, Russ.... ride it til it's done. But if it's the original OEM BT-023, completely understood why they aren't the best liked tire.... I was always hoping they're wear out fast so I could get something else.
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