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#997235 - 09/18/17 08:10 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: joeb]  
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This is the inside view of a Nealy plug. The repair can be seen from the outside of the tire after a few hundred miles. Tire pressures were stable until I was able to have the tire changed. The plug was very firmly stuck to the inside casing. After my first experience with a plug repair, I would not hesitate to run the tire longer until tread wear necessitates replacement.

Interestingly enough, given the OP's experience, this puncture was caused by what looked like a piece of steel wire...very thin.



#997248 - 09/18/17 10:10 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: Lemans]  
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I have the Nealy, but I haven't used it. I have the Stop and Go kit with the mushroom heads on my bike at all times.

I tried to use the sticky rope (some generic kit) on my car tire in the driveway when I had a screw in one of the tires. I couldn't get it to stop leaking with the ropes. I used the stop and go and it worked as expected. Hence, I carry the Stop and Go with me along with about four CO2 cartridges and a better CO2 adapter.


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#997253 - 09/18/17 11:00 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: mrzoom]  
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Keep using the Z8's until worn out,the repair has already proven itself.

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#997269 - 09/19/17 02:53 AM Re: Tire punctures [Re: Bob H.]  
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Originally Posted By: Bob H.
... Kind of wish for the old tubed tire days when repairs could be made frown .


You could probably run a tube in a tubeless tire, assuming you can find the correct size. I had tubeless tires on my airhead but ran tubes in them with no problems. Might be worthwhile to consider, esp. for a nearly new tire.


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#997288 - 09/19/17 01:33 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: joeb]  
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Back to the original post for a moment.

Originally Posted By: joeb
....then since I've switched to the Michelin PR's I seem to get at least 1 or more puncture per set. Coincidence ????....


Before we were married, my wife moved to a new apartment. Then she had a rash of flats. Seriously, it was like one a month. What the hell???

Then I saw it. Some carpenter with flatbed went by, with nails, small bits of lumber and other debris abandoning ship. He lived just up the road.

Anyway, weird stuff happens.


I'm a man, and I can change, if I have to, I guess.

Eric
#997290 - 09/19/17 02:47 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: joeb]  
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I just had a pinhole leak on the rear roadtec 01. I am on a cross country trip in Wyoming and was 300 miles from a dealer. I repaired the tire with a stop&go plug and pressure held overnight. About 150 miles into the trip to the dealer the tire started leaking again. After a couple stops to pump it back up, it was leaking so bad I had to repair it again. The plug was almost totally disintegrated and I was easily able to push it into the tire with the probe kit. I had a Nealey kit in the tool bag and plugged it with a cord plug. No problems after that and I safely made it the rest of the way to the dealer. The pump in the stop&go kit crapped out after 2 uses too. I'm taking it out of the bag when I get home.


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#997295 - 09/19/17 03:30 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: LittleBriar]  
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Originally Posted By: LittleBriar
I just had a pinhole leak on the rear roadtec 01. I am on a cross country trip in Wyoming and was 300 miles from a dealer. I repaired the tire with a stop&go plug and pressure held overnight. About 150 miles into the trip to the dealer the tire started leaking again. After a couple stops to pump it back up, it was leaking so bad I had to repair it again. The plug was almost totally disintegrated and I was easily able to push it into the tire with the probe kit. I had a Nealey kit in the tool bag and plugged it with a cord plug. No problems after that and I safely made it the rest of the way to the dealer. The pump in the stop&go kit crapped out after 2 uses too. I'm taking it out of the bag when I get home.
Look into getting the Cycle Pump from BestRestProducts. It is well built, not inexpensive, but will work when it is needed. Have used mine several times, bikes and car, with no problems.

#997530 - 09/22/17 05:38 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: MarkAZ]  
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Originally Posted By: MarkAZ
Originally Posted By: Bob H.
... Kind of wish for the old tubed tire days when repairs could be made frown .


You could probably run a tube in a tubeless tire, assuming you can find the correct size. I had tubeless tires on my airhead but ran tubes in them with no problems. Might be worthwhile to consider, esp. for a nearly new tire.


Can't be done with stock 14RT rims, if there was any way it could be done I'd be $277 richer smile .

#997551 - 09/23/17 02:35 AM Re: Tire punctures [Re: Bob H.]  
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Originally Posted By: Bob H.
Originally Posted By: MarkAZ
Originally Posted By: Bob H.
... Kind of wish for the old tubed tire days when repairs could be made frown .


You could probably run a tube in a tubeless tire, assuming you can find the correct size. I had tubeless tires on my airhead but ran tubes in them with no problems. Might be worthwhile to consider, esp. for a nearly new tire.


Can't be done with stock 14RT rims, if there was any way it could be done I'd be $277 richer smile .


Interesting. What makes it not doable? Not disputing, just curious...


Gilbert, AZ
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#997585 - 09/23/17 04:15 PM Re: Tire punctures [Re: joeb]  
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Kwik update. Slime ropes holding up beautifully. Now have about 500 miles on repair . High speeds and hard cornering in the mix. No worries about patch at this time.

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