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Screw in my tire....patch?

2 questions really.

1. Picked up a screw in my tire today...tire still has at least 1000 miles left on it, can I patch a tire if its in the center?, seems to be mix opinions on if its a good idea.

2. If I choose to replace...can I mount a 200 rear?
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2 questions really.

1. Picked up a screw in my tire today...tire still has at least 1000 miles left on it, can I patch a tire if its in the center?, seems to be mix opinions on if its a good idea.

2. If I choose to replace...can I mount a 200 rear?


1. If it's not leaking just leave the screw in there. If it is leaking then you would have to patch it or plug it. I'd have to see it to know for sure but I can't see any problem with plugging it. If that doesn't work, then you'd have to remove the tyre and patch it.

2. Sure.

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Re: Screw in my tire....patch?

a 200 rear gonna slow me down in the turns?
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a 200 rear gonna slow me down in the turns?


It won't slow you down but I would expect it to take a bit more effort to turn the bike. You'd probably gain a little cornering clearance as well but I've never run wider than 195, and that was a 70% profile.

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2 questions really.

1. Picked up a screw in my tire today...tire still has at least 1000 miles left on it, can I patch a tire if its in the center?, seems to be mix opinions on if its a good idea.

2. If I choose to replace...can I mount a 200 rear?
I had one plugged where the screw went in dead centre and it was just fine. The tyre was still going strong at 7500 miles Make sure you get it done at a garage for the best job. If you try somewhere and they say you need a new tyre try somewhere else as some places will only put on a new tyre as they get more money from that sale..

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Re: Screw in my tire....patch?

1. plug the rear, dont plug the front. That was the advise I was always given. I have had the rear done a few times.

2. Not a clue! lol

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Re: Screw in my tire....patch?

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2 questions really.

1. Picked up a screw in my tire today...tire still has at least 1000 miles left on it, can I patch a tire if its in the center?, seems to be mix opinions on if its a good idea.

2. If I choose to replace...can I mount a 200 rear?
Have a read of the end of my thread on the same topic. I would say you can definitely plug it without worry. I did a full track day on a plugged rear tyre and had no issues.

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/hon...corsa-3-a.html
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Re: Screw in my tire....patch?

Plug it !! no worries

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Re: Screw in my tire....patch?

i would plug it and forget it. picked up a nice metal bit slightly off center in my tire a while back. pluged it and watched it for a while. looked good so i proceeded to run the bike hard after and have yet to have an issue 5000 miles later.

as long as the repair is made close to center i wouldent worry..a front tire or near the edge of a rear is a different story
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Re: Screw in my tire....patch?

Throwing a 200 rear on, will change the curve of the tire. It will change the way it corners, maybe not drastically but it will be there. Also if the front is the stock size, its tire profile will be different. From what I understand from racers is that the bike will be almost awkward in the corners because of it
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Throwing a 200 rear on, will change the curve of the tire. It will change the way it corners, maybe not drastically but it will be there. Also if the front is the stock size, its tire profile will be different. From what I understand from racers is that the bike will be almost awkward in the corners because of it

Simply replacing a worn out tyre with a new one of the same profile will also make the bike steer and feel differently though.
There's only one way to know if you'll like it or hate it and that's to try it yourself.

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