My '07 109 has 1003 miles on it, and last week I picked up a screw in the middle of the rear tire . I called the dealer, told him I needed a patch or plug. He tells me that he wont or cant patch or plug the tire. Suzuki told him and all dealers not to. I asked how much a new tire installed would cost me. $235.00!!!! I told him okay thanks, and headed straight to the local full service tire shop and had a plug put in the tire. I have put 250 miles on the tire, and it still holds the correct pressure. My question to all of you is do you think the tire is safe? Thanks!