Is it Ok to patch a back tire? I picked up a nail @ 800 miles. Lucky me.
:agree:Everyone here will tell you not to do it..........except me. I've had so many nails in my life, and I've plugged all of them, cars bikes, trailers. Never had one fail yet.
Of course dealers will tell you no, no money in telling you to plug it.
The odds of it suddenly failing and causing a wreck are no worse than a bird flying in your eye and blinding you.
Any members that have actually had either of these happen, feel free to tell us.
The plug might even be less immune to fail than the rest of the tire.
I use the truck plug kit with the black sticky noodles, and the oversize needle thingy. I even drill the hole larger to get it to go in.
When I drove a tow truck we did this all the time to the tow truck's tires.
Just not in the side wall, has to be in the tread.
If you die though, that's on you for listening to me.
Hey johny i have plugged my tyre and reach the "oh ****" end of the speedo a fair bit, with every confidence.i think a plug works fine providing you are not one of these fellas always trying to reach the "oh ****" end of the speedo. jmho. johnnytherock
same for me! actually, last summer i put a brand new metz, two weeks later a flat, i pluged it, the three days later another one so i pluged it again, now i got two plugs in the rear tire and i ride like i stole it!Hey johny i have plugged my tyre and reach the "oh ****" end of the speedo a fair bit, with every confidence.
oh always under controlled and safe conditions of course :evil::evil: