Tire repair? - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 36
Default Tire repair?

Seems like I picked up a small screw in my rear tire. The tire has about 3k miles, good tread. The head of the screw is about 4mm. In the center, thick part of the tread.
Question is, would a plug type repair work on this?
Thanks.

2006 Vegas
Central Missouri
dgshooter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 03:35 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Garion12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Freezing my butt off in Vermont
Posts: 547
Default

Plug it and forget it. The same thing happened to me several years ago with anew tire. Zero issues with the plug. Just check the pressure routinely like you would on a normal tire.

2010 Cross Roads
PCV
Lloydz Air Filter
Lloydz Slip on Exhaust
Lloydz Timing Wheel 8*
LLoydz VM1-HPT Cams
Lloydz reflesh 6500 rpm
Dyno tuned by KMC 123 hp 121 tq
Garion12 is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 36
Default

Thanks! I figured it would be ok, but wanted to ask others first. I'll take her in this week.

2006 Vegas
Central Missouri
dgshooter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 05:56 PM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,949
Default

dealers will not plug it.
go to auto store buy a really good kit and do it your self

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hendersonville, NC in summers and The Villages, FL in winters
Posts: 1,462
Default

I agree that many dealers will not plug it but most independent motorcycle shops will plug it. Best choice if you are not stuck on a trip is to use a plug (mushroom type?) on the inside of the tire. If you take the wheel off the bike and just take the wheel to them, it will be pretty cheap to dismount the tire, patch it from the inside, remount the tire, and give it back to you to remount the wheel. I would estimate $50.

G'day,

Vinish
Vinish is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 06:57 PM
Senior Member
 
rhino 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: North/Cenrtal N J
Posts: 632
Default

Plug it, and add some tire sealant also... I put thousands of miles on plugged tires.... But do it right take your time and use mushroom type plugs...

If you don't wave to them'
They won't wave back to you....
2015 Gunner.
2011 Tri-Glide.
rhino 2 is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 07:20 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
luvmyride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 538
Default

I have this kit and have used it on a bike, and two car tires. Works like a charm


Don't have to dismount either



2013 Black XC.
RF PBR300x2, Hybrid Audio Imagine 6.5",
Atom Bomb pipes, PCV, Lloydz AF & ATS (95 HP 110 TQ)
Victory Hard Lowers
Windvest 9" flip
Avon Boss Heated Grips
Hard mounted Garmin 665LM
VicBaggers:
23" Double Edge front wheel
+6 degree trees
Ridgeback front fender
Bag fillers
Tarzanz +2" bars
License Plate Relo kit
Contrast cut speaker grills and exhaust tips
Contrast cut cam bolt covers
luvmyride is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Senior Member
 
theja1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Northport, AL
Posts: 1,600
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by luvmyride View Post
I have this kit and have used it on a bike, and two car tires. Works like a charm

Amazon.com: Pocket Tire Plugger: Automotive

Don't have to dismount either

Yep! I have a plug in my rear tire that had around 10k miles on it. This kit is worth it!


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App

2003 Harley Davidson Sportster (RIP)
2006 Suzuki GZ250 (traded)
2012 Honda Shadow Phantom (traded)
2014 Victory Cross Country
theja1 is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 09:01 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Borrec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Fort Rucker, AL
Posts: 94
Default

If you are worried have an internal patch put on it. I have used plugs for years and these ar the 2 best I have found.

Monkey Grip or any of the gummy type plugs.

Tech Permacure II

2014 XCT
Atom Bomb Mufflers
PC-V
Lloydz Air Filter
Lloydz ATS

Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion. You leave alot of noisy useless baggage behind.

I'd rather go down the river with seven studs than with a hundred ****heads" Colonel Charlie Beckwith.
Borrec is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-24-2015, 05:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Cheez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 209
Default

I would never plug a motorcycle tire...I value my life more than the cost of a new tire. That's just me tho.


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
Cheez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome