tire plug? - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Wheels, Suspension and Brakes
Everything to do with wheels, tires,
suspension, forks and brakes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Jim8208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: central Arkansas
Posts: 97
iTrader: (0)
 
tire plug?

Howdy again, I'm like a bad penny I just keep showing up

I bought a new rear tire for my bike a couple of weeks ago and discovered a small thin nail in it the other day (just my luck). I took it to the shop where I bought the tire and the guy put a plug in it. The plug is in the dead center of the tire between the tread. He said it would be fine. Has anyone ever plugged a tire and not had success with it? I'm trying to err on the side of caution, I'm sure you understand.

Thanks for any info.

Jim
Jim8208 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)
 
I can't say I've ever heard of any shop plugging a motorcycle tire. I've heard excuses to NOT do it ranging from insurance and liability issues to just the mechanic themselves not trusting a patch job as well as they would a new tire. I don't think I personally would ride on a tire that's been plugged. Maybe it would be safer with some of that slime or ride-on stuff i've seen threads about on here? Maybe it'll be ok being on the rear tire, and in the center of the contact patch, but me personally, I'd rather spend the money for a new tire than trust my life to a $10 patch job...
djphibes is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 93
iTrader: (1)
 
a plug is only something to get you out of a bind. take it to another shop and have them pull the tire off the wheel and put a patch on.
newvn750owner is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 09:50 PM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cheyenne Wyoming
Posts: 508
iTrader: (0)
 
I rode on a plug for 3 years. Possibly dumb luck but I always felt if the plug was installed properly it would work.

Rckmtn
Dennis Huff
Cheyenne, Wy.
05 VN 750
KURYAKYN grips, helmet locks, and highway pegs
Spitfire windshield
Saddleman saddlebags/sissybar bag
Highwayman gelseat with Protac backrest
self canx turnsignals
Diamondstar headlight modulator
Jardine 2 into 2
MCC turn signal relocator and floorboards
Luggage rack
Extended passenger backrest
KURYAKYN LED voltmeter
Custom tank bra with analog clock
Snider paint protector on tank side
130 DB horns
rckmtn is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 12:03 AM
Members who have donated towards server costs
 
Loran in Npvl IL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 382
iTrader: (0)
 
it depends on the type of plug. There are mushroom plugs that have to be installed from the inside which riders have good luck with.

Deuce (Loran Naperville IL)
1995 VN750 (Black w/ 2004 tins - no teal)
2003 VN750
Both have: - F&S Bags & brackets
- Corbin seat w backrest
- Progressive suspension.
- Kury iso goldwing grips
2 1983 V65 Magnas
2 1985 V65 Mangas (1 which is in many parts)
Loran in Npvl IL is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Jim8208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: central Arkansas
Posts: 97
iTrader: (0)
 
Hey guys, I appreciate all the replies.

There's a guy I work with who's been plugging his own tires for years. He says he's never had a problem with them. However I may still take it in and have the tire patched from the inside for my own peace of mind.
Jim8208 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2007, 11:17 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 93
iTrader: (1)
 
you wil sleep better i assure you
newvn750owner is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2007, 01:18 AM
and the Adventure Cycle
 
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
   
I've never had a tire plug come out on my truck, even when 4 wheelin' it.
But, I don't often carry a spare tire on the bike, and there is only two tires, so if it were mine, I'd feel safer if the tire was patched from the inside.


AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC


"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Jim8208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: central Arkansas
Posts: 97
iTrader: (0)
 
I took the bike in and had a mushroom plug put in. While he had the wheel off I had him check the splines also. They were in great shape which I was very relieved to see. I'm feelin' good about this bike and all I want to do is ride. I'm 57 goin' on 30. Havin' me some FUN!!
Jim8208 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 09:34 AM
Old Truck Junkie
 
niterider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Roby Texas
Posts: 4,130
iTrader: (15)
 
I am not for behind you on age. I and another friend are planning a 600 mile round trip for two weeks from now. Going to the Texas hill country.
I have run plugs and patches both.

02 honda sabre 1100
niterider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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