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Ok... Friday the 13th and I picked up a feckin great screw in my tyre (it's poking out a good 2"!!) and I have a flat.. :crying:

Will Holts Tyre Weld >LINK< be ok to use in it so I can ride my bike to the shop to get it sorted out? I've got a ride of about 20 miles to do to get my bike from work back to my local shop..

This is my first experience with a puncture :crap:
 

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yes no prob might give some vibration, and its not the best thing but will do a job....safe to ride if your sensible:thumb:
 

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You should make it. I made it 20 miles on fix-a-flat. Just take it easy (no sudden changes in direction or speed).

Good luck.
 

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I keep a can in the trunk on long trips and I've used it on the track as well with no problems.
As Sheep said it can be really messy when you do change the tyre though so try to remember to warn whoever does it :)
 

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:D Thanks for the responses guys :thumb:

I just want my baby back home.. I feel odd knowing she's not out in the garage :crying:
 

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Sorry to hear that you got screwed :crap:

They're not Avon tyres by any chance? I think they come with a puncture guarantee.

The tyre shop will probably tell you it needs to be replaced, but I've heard of people plugging the tyre with those mushroom things and finishing the tyre off without incident, I guess it depends how worn the tyre is to decide if it's worth trying a plug or not.
 

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Ok... Friday the 13th and I picked up a feckin great screw in my tyre (it's poking out a good 2"!!) and I have a flat.. :crying:

Will Holts Tyre Weld >LINK< be ok to use in it so I can ride my bike to the shop to get it sorted out? I've got a ride of about 20 miles to do to get my bike from work back to my local shop..

This is my first experience with a puncture :crap:
Hi Loopy before you buy that tyre weld have a look for a product called tyreseal think you can get it on ebay ,you can put it in your tyre blow the tyre up put the bike on the centre stand, remove the offending object spin the wheel a couple of times and hepresto tyre sorted.Good for up to 150 mph.No need ever to buy a new tyre because of nails/screws,retails around £20 well worth it ,its great stuff!!:thumb: The royal mail use it in there motors for obvious reasons
 

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Hi Loopy before you buy that tyre weld have a look for a product called tyreseal think you can get it on ebay ,you can put it in your tyre blow the tyre up put the bike on the centre stand, remove the offending object spin the wheel a couple of times and hepresto tyre sorted.Good for up to 150 mph.No need ever to buy a new tyre because of nails/screws,retails around £20 well worth it ,its great stuff!!:thumb: The royal mail use it in there motors for obvious reasons
Hmm. I'd have some trust issues using it constantly but thats just me (another problem is the speed limit :( )
 

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Sorry to hear that you got screwed :crap:
I could say summat to that but best I don't :eyebrows: :rotfl:

They're not Avon tyres by any chance? I think they come with a puncture guarantee.
No.... The tyres are Metzeler Roadtecs and have done about 3000 miles in the last 4 months since they were fitted.. They still look pretty new though and appear to be lasting bloody well again :thumb:
The tyre shop will probably tell you it needs to be replaced, but I've heard of people plugging the tyre with those mushroom things and finishing the tyre off without incident, I guess it depends how worn the tyre is to decide if it's worth trying a plug or not.
I spoke to our local shop this morning and because the screw went in to the tyre in the tread pattern and is pretty much central he reckons he can plug it.. £20 to plug the tyre instead of £130+ for a new one sounds good to me..
Hi Loopy before you buy that tyre weld have a look for a product called tyreseal think you can get it on ebay ,you can put it in your tyre blow the tyre up put the bike on the centre stand, remove the offending object spin the wheel a couple of times and hepresto tyre sorted.Good for up to 150 mph.No need ever to buy a new tyre because of nails/screws,retails around £20 well worth it ,its great stuff!!:thumb: The royal mail use it in there motors for obvious reasons
Thanks for that Arg..

Hmm. I'd have some trust issues using it constantly but thats just me (another problem is the speed limit :( )
I'm the same Twin..

Now all I have to do is get my bike home to the shop so it can be sorted out :crying:
 

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Leave the screw in there until you get to the shop.
If you take it out your tire will go flat in an instant.
Been there, done that.
 

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Leave the screw in there until you get to the shop.
If you take it out your tire will go flat in an instant.
Been there, done that.
It's already flat :crap:

It went down while it was sitting outside at work yesterday..
 

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Loopy, I have no intentions of telling you what to do, but here are my 2 cents. I've been riding since the early 80's (ok, ok, I'm old) and have plugged many tires on different bikes. I've used fixaflat (will never do that again due to the mess that it made when I changed tires later), plugged, etc. My recommendation is very simple. Plug the tire until you save enough money to replace it. Replace it soon, and don't run the bike the edge of the envelope until you do change the tire. My reason for this is that everytime that I've plugged a tire, I've had 1 of 2 problems:
1. The tire still slowly leaked - had to add air once/week or so
2. The tire was just enough out of balance that at really high speeds, it started bouncing or just didn't feel right.

I know that I"m new here, but that has been my experience. Best of luck, and hope that you already have your baby home. FWIW, I keep one of those portable patch/inflator kits under my back seat. You can pick them up pretty cheap, and when you need one, they are GREAT to have.
 

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I can only recall running one plugged tyre on the track but I had no problems running it until it was worn out - at speeds touching 150mph every lap. I can't count how many times I've used the various liquids but it wasn't uncommon, and I'm sure I always managed to run the tyres to maximum life without replacing them early. Generally it came via self-inflating cans of foam but I recall I did use a _very_ messy blue-green "stuff" a few times that came in a can and had to be poured into the tyre through a small funnel before having the valve core reinstalled. They all worked very well. I have had at least two punctures that I recall were not repairable, either with a liquid or by plugging. One was a four-inch nail that came through the tread of a near new Pirelli Phantom and went out the sidewall. The other was an M8 bolt I picked up on the track in a new rear slick. I actually saw it fall off the bike ahead of me and my tyre totally deflated in just a few hundred meters.
I also had a cracked valve on the rear of my ZX6R for a long while. I glued it up with black silicone all around the valve and it would deflate every night so I had to inflate it everytime I wanted to ride. I rode for a few weeks with it tied it in place with insulation tape to be sure the silicone cured as well as possible. Bit of a nuisance but it lasted me many months before I eventually got around to popping the bead and pulling a new valve through :)
 

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I also had a cracked valve on the rear of my ZX6R for a long while. I glued it up with black silicone all around the valve and it would deflate every night so I had to inflate it everytime I wanted to ride. I rode for a few weeks with it tied it in place with insulation tape to be sure the silicone cured as well as possible. Bit of a nuisance but it lasted me many months before I eventually got around to popping the bead and pulling a new valve through :)
Necessity is mother of invention, love your style :thumb:
 

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I could say summat to that but best I don't :eyebrows: :rotfl:

£20 to plug the tyre instead of £130+ for a new one sounds good to me..
That's why I worded it like that :rotfl:

Lets hope they can plug it, all too often tyre shops claim it can't be done just to sell another (expensive) tyre.

I also had a cracked valve on the rear of my ZX6R for a long while. I glued it up with black silicone all around the valve and it would deflate every night so I had to inflate it everytime I wanted to ride. I rode for a few weeks with it tied it in place with insulation tape to be sure the silicone cured as well as possible. Bit of a nuisance but it lasted me many months before I eventually got around to popping the bead and pulling a new valve through :)
Awesome repair job bladeracer :lmao:
 

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That's why I worded it like that :rotfl:
:rotfl: It sure made me giggle :rotfl:
Lets hope they can plug it, all too often tyre shops claim it can't be done just to sell another (expensive) tyre.
Plugging it was the first thing the shop said after I told him where it was punctured, not 'oh, you're gonna need a new tyre'
 

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Well that's got to be a good sign, let's hope they do plug the tyre for you. I HATE wasting tyres!
The shop we take the bikes to (S & M, Banbury) is really good.. Fair on prices, don't mess you about, can get bits in quick for you if you want stuff, etc.. I'd recommend them to anyone :thumb:
 
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