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Sep 10

Posts: 61

chrisbf125 says:

Nail in tyre - Repair/Replace?


I have a nail stuck firmly in my rear tyre. Should I get this repaired and how much should that cost? It doesn't seem to be doing any harm. I don't want to replace the tyre as it's almost new. 


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Feb 09

Posts: 4741

philehidiot says:


way to tell is to take it somewhere were they repair them. They'll only repair it if it's safe to do so as it could knacker the important stuff below the rubber.

Is it a tubed or tubeless? Tubed will be dirt cheap to repair as it's just a £15-20 tube plus labour.

If it's tubeless, you can repair it yourself with puncture safe but frankly I'd get it looked at by someone who knows what they're doing. What price your life?

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Jan 08

Posts: 7431

kcmc says:

Tyre repairs

Hi Chris

The tyre repair thing is a bit of a nightmare these days,some manufacturers say no repairs to there tubeless tyres and others only recommended up to two repairs.These repairs must be 30mm or more from the edge,as the repair could interfere with the bend in the top tread and side wall on the inside of the tyre or no more than 25% off the centre line none on the edge or in the side wall.Also the only repair recommended to be safe is with a mushroom type patch,no Z (W Y) rated tyres to be repaired in any circumstances.The hole in the tyre should not be bigger than 3mm.I strongly recommend that if you are not going to replace the tyre then have it repair by a motorcycle repair shop not a car repair shop or your good self.Good Luck

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Mar 09

Posts: 8894

jaffa90 says:


I had my rear tyre repaired with a mushroom plug and vulcanised as kcmc picture,it was a zr rated tyre which had a nail well in the treaded area with no problems.

£10 on a loose wheel.:smile

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