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Jul 12

Posts: 2

Malamute67 says:

Wheel Punctures

Hi I hope you can help me
After a rideout a couple of days ago I picked up a puncture in the front tyre of my ZZR1400
A very nice RAC man found the leak (middle of tread )
reamed it out glued and plugged it then explained it was only a temp fix
My question is - as this for all intentions and purposes as far as i know was the same fix a tyre company would do, do I still need to get the tyre re-fixed as the RAC guy recomended, or was this to cover their legalitys.
Having found the exact puncture kits on the net, they dont mention temporary at all.
Many thanks John

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Sep 07

Posts: 2800

James600zx says:

Puncture repair.

Plugs are said to be temporary. Permanent repairs involve a patch on the inside of the tyre.

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Jul 12

Posts: 2

Malamute67 says:

Puncture Repair response

Thanks for that. ta. new tyre it is.

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Mar 09

Posts: 8890

jaffa90 says:


Welcome john,the very nice r.a.c. man is telling the truth and should have said max speed 30mph.

I`ve had a mushroom plug fitted and vulcanized from the inside on a rear wheel with no problems but would never have this repair or any other on the front.

My advice is a new tyre and more so with a missile like yours.:smile

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