I`ve never yet had to have a tire replaced or repaired, so I don`t know exactly what it costs around here. My guess is between $30-$100, depending on whether I take the tire and wheel off myself, and just take that in to be repaired, or if I take the bike in and have them do the whole job, including lubing the rear splines. If you do not KNOW that the splines have been lubed properly, I would remove the tire/wheel assembly myself, and take that in for repairs, OR use a stopngo mushroom plug repair kit. Then lube the rear splines before reinstalling the rear wheel.
DISCLAIMER:This is what I would do in the same situation, but I will not tell you what you should do.
I would go to www.stopngo.com
, and watch and read everything on the website about their mushroom plugs for tubeless tires. For legal reasons, most of the tire makers and the patch/plug makers and tire repair shops tell us that plugs are only a temporary repair, to get you to a shop, for a permenant repair, or preferably a new tire. There are many first hand testimonials on the site of riders who have ridden many thousands of miles more on a tire with this mushroom headed plug installed. They never had it replaced with a permenant plug/patch applied from the inside.
I figure for a cost similar to taking the tire in for repair at a shop, I can purchase one of their plug kits, and have 24 plugs left over for the next nail that I find. The nail is in the middle of the tread so even the tire repair shops agree that is a pretty safe area to repair. If the puncture is in the sidewall, well then it usually is not safe to repair.
So now you know a few options you may consider. You pays your money, and takes your choice. There is help here if you want to tackle this first repair yourself. It is not nearly so difficult as you may think. I`m sure other first timers here will tell you so. If you use the stopngo plugs, you will also learn a skill that may later save a ride. A flat tire that could end a ride , will become no more than a minor inconvienience, and you are back on the road in a few minutes.
EDIT. Denny is a faster typer than me, so posted before I finished. I agree with him 100% on ordinary string or strip plugs, they are only for emergency use. The stopngo mushroom head plug acts more like the patch with a plug that a shop would use.
Also check out stopngo`s engine powered, tire inflation hose that screws into a sparkplug opening.