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Old 11-22-2012, 02:44 PM
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Default Well crap ...

Finally found out where the slow leak on my rear tire was coming from.

Everyone seems to recommend replacing rather than patching mc tires but its such a small object (looks like a staple or similar), I'm wondering if a patch would ok in this case. Haven't pulled it out yet but It's only dropping about 10lbs in a weeks time. Only about 5000 miles on the tire (although its got a nice center flat spot already worn it already). So what's the consensus ... replace or repair?

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:08 PM
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I don't normally make this suggestion, but for your particular case I would just put a can of Ride On in there for the rest of that tire's life.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:35 PM
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Replace it! You're life is worth way more then a couple hundred bucks. Just my 2 cents
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:37 PM
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Agree with Bridgeport. Your life is worth more than saving a couple hundred. Especially with a flat spot as well.


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Old 11-22-2012, 03:49 PM
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With 5k miles on it I would replace it. Any excuse to get rid of the dunlops works for me!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:51 PM
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The other option is to hot patch it and I would install a tube for the rest of the tire life had the same kind of leak on a rk custom dealer said new tire I said bulshi- put on a new tube it was on the rear rode it 10000 more miles tube will give you peace of mind and a little more protection till you get some miles on the tire
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Patch it (professionally) and ride on. It's not like the tire is damaged, it's a pin-hole...
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:10 PM
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I'd pull the pin and put a tube in until time to replace tire because of wear. Tire looks like its got a lot of life and its highly unlikely that small pin hole is going to compromise the integrity of the tire. Plugging would require enlarging the hole which is a greater risk to the tire than that lil pin.
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If you don't have the road hazard insurance through your dealer, I would put a tube in it.
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I had a screw in my rear tire with about 4500 miles on it. I plugged it with a cord type tire plug. I'm almost at 9,000 miles and its holding well.
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