Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums - Reply to Topic
Everything related to equipment
Includes backrests, luggage racks, windshields,
floorboards, pegs, and riding gear

Thread: Tire repair question? Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

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


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

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
07-09-2017 05:11 PM
just4gman Patched from the inside, lubed my splines and off I go! thanks all for your comments!
07-05-2017 12:42 PM
Goofyfoot2001 I plugged mine with two holes at the same time from an industrial sized staple. Rode it for another 5k miles. No problem.

I carry this with some extra co2 cartridges. Works like a champ


07-04-2017 12:16 PM
Spockster There's also a 'plug patch'.

Have Ride-On in my tires, but the front developed a bead leak and it doesn't help with that. PITA airing up for every ride.
07-04-2017 11:53 AM
Knifemaker I've plugged tires with success. I use the "sticky string" type plugs along with patch cement. If you can, I'd also suggest trimming the plug on the inside of the tire and covering the spot with a patch.

I've known many folks that simply used a plug and never had any problems. A few reported a very slow leak, but no one reported a severe blow out or anything.
Tire companies of course want you to replace the tire, and many will do this...(I would if the tire has a hazzard warranty)

I also suggest you put Ride-On in your tires. (Especially if you don't do an internal patch, just a plug)
Tire Sealant | Tire Protection System - Ride-On

This stuff isn't really meant to seal tires after a puncture, but to be put in the tire before one occurs. But it would be a good backup for your plug.
07-04-2017 11:36 AM
cglennon Continental, Michelin, Pirelli, and Shinko say don't bother on our tires, even in an emergency. They consider the tire junk after a puncture and suggest calling a tow truck to get home, then replacing the tire with a new one. They've instructed their dealers to not repair their brand tire due to liability.

Avon, Bridgestone, Dunlop, and Metzeler say punctures can be plugged in an emergency situation, and a repair that both fills the wound (plug) and seals the damage (patch inside) that is installed by a professional can even be considered permanent if specific criteria are met. Avon for instance specifies that the hole be no larger than 3mm, while Dunlop allows up to 6.8mm. Both specify that the hole be round. There are other specs on where the hole is located: farther out on the tire means more belt flex and more stress on the patch.
07-03-2017 09:24 PM
vulcan1999 Proper way is to patch on the inside.
07-03-2017 09:19 PM
Tire repair question?

So my tire was slowly losing air and I decided to find out why. I found this in the tire. The tire is fairly new. So should I patch it from the inside or replace it?

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

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