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I ran over a nail, and now my back tire has a slow leak, can it be repaired with a plug or does the tire need to be removed for repair? Tire has spokes.

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A plug is not safe on a motorcycle tire and an internal patch is what is needed.

Posted on Jul 05, 2011


Although most motorcycle tires can be repaired, it's a good idea for safety purposes to use an inner tube in addition to having the tire repaired. I got a nail hole in the rear tire of my 2003 Deuce and had the hole repaired and added an inner tube, and it lasted that way with NO LEAKS for nearly two years, at which point I sold the bike.

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1. Buy a tire plug kit from your local auto parts store. The kit comes with the plugging tools, glue, and several plugs.

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