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post #1 of 26 Old 12-18-2009, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Help, rear tire slow leak

I have a very slow leak in my rear tire. I was wondering, can it be patched or do I just need to replace it?

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IDK, would you trust that plug at 150+ mph? or at a real aggressive lean angle? IMO it's worth the piece of mind to replace the tire. I personally wouldn't be able to get it out of my mind, knowing it's there.

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I would replace it
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I wouldn't chance it! Replace it! Unless its a bad seal to the rim, then get it remounted.
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Yeah, I agree completely. Once I posted this, I should have just deleted it. Its not like a car that still has 3 other tires and which you have time to react. Loose the rear tire on a bike and just hope and pray. Im going to get it replaced.

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Soap the stem first and see if thats where its leaking

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post #7 of 26 Old 12-18-2009, 05:25 PM
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i have had my rear tire patched 1 inch from the edge of the tire and been fine. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS AT ALL!!!! its pretty damn risky. The only way I can agree with it now is if its in the center of the tire, but even still you shouldn't ride as hard. And if you fix it, inside patch ONLY!!! But in reality yes the tire should be replaced.
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i patch mine from the inside.i used plugs for years just fine til i learned to patch it myself.most people won't do it.if the patch does'nt work , then it's just a slow leak -again.

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slow leak?
keep putting air in it if the treads good.
moneys tight nowadays, at least down here
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slow leak?
keep putting air in it if the treads good.
moneys tight nowadays, at least down here
what money ?

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