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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012, 05:11:08 pm »
There's a great product out there called "Ride On" that I put in all my tires.  Rode my cruiser home (1100 lbs loaded with 2 passengers) with a 4" nail stuck in the tire.  Makes it like a self-sealing tire, then I used the gooey plug and was fine until I replaced it.

Sidewalls?  No way. Replace it immediately...in the tread, you're ok.  I wouldn't race with it, but for street use, sure.
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012, 11:16:11 pm »
I went from Co to west coast then back to FL on a plug named Jill. Reminds me...I still need to send Rick Hall a little sumthin' for the help him and stavee gave me out there
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2018, 12:09:19 pm »
Well, add me to the list.  I just discovered my first nail in a tire, ever.  I went to ride this morning and when I uncovered the bike, I noticed what looked like a white line on the rear tire's tread (of my practically new PR4GT).  I looked closer, and it looked like a large staple.  I went and got some pliers and pulled on it to discover it was a steel nail with no head!  I wonder how long that had been in there???

I carefully pulled it out- it was embedded at a very acute angle, about 3/4" into the tire.  Surprising how much force it took to remove and how "sticky" the tire is.  No air loss and no leaking, even after 100+ miles today.  I am not sure if I should be worried or not.... I suppose not.
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2018, 12:20:02 pm »
If the angle was shallow enough (meaning close to parallel with the outside of the tire), it is entirely possible that it never penetrated all the way (Easy Boys!) through the tire. Otherwise, this would be the first time I have ever heard of a tire puncture of any size that did not at least result in a slow leak.

But if the tire is not leaking, I personally would not worry about it. It sounds like the object was fairly small in dia. so it is doubtful any structural damage was done to the tire carcass.

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Well, add me to the list.  I just discovered my first nail in a tire, ever.  I went to ride this morning and when I uncovered the bike, I noticed what looked like a white line on the rear tire's tread (of my practically new PR4GT).  I looked closer, and it looked like a large staple.  I went and got some pliers and pulled on it to discover it was a steel nail with no head!  I wonder how long that had been in there???

I carefully pulled it out- it was embedded at a very acute angle, about 3/4" into the tire.  Surprising how much force it took to remove and how "sticky" the tire is.  No air loss and no leaking, even after 100+ miles today.  I am not sure if I should be worried or not.... I suppose not.
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2018, 01:07:45 pm »
If the angle was shallow enough (meaning close to parallel with the outside of the tire),

It was a remarkably shallow angle.  If I had to guess, I would say maybe 15 degrees.

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it is entirely possible that it never penetrated all the way (Easy Boys!) through the tire. Otherwise, this would be the first time I have ever heard of a tire puncture of any size that did not at least result in a slow leak.

Hopefully it will continue to not leak.  I assume if it didn't leak after 100 miles today, then it probably still won't.  I will keep my fingers crossed.   The nail had to have been in the tire for at least a week (of course, pulling it out is more likely to result in a leak than leaving it in).

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But if the tire is not leaking, I personally would not worry about it. It sounds like the object was fairly small in dia. so it is doubtful any structural damage was done to the tire carcass.

The diameter of the nail is 3mm.   I was angry after I pulled it out and didn't remember take a photo of it before removal.
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2018, 07:39:49 am »
What am I doing wrong? I've only been riding since 2004 and I've had at least 6 nails/screws/flats. All but one successfully plugged at the scene of the flat and the tire ridden until the tread worn to the wear bars.

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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2018, 09:27:29 am »
I heard all the same stories about the risks to self and bike about "to plug/repair or replace the tire".  Although, each scenario is different due to various variables, I got my 1st nail on my 2011, that had a newer back tire (under 2000 miles). I needed self proof about plugging a tire.
I bought a plug kit from WalMart, did some research and got a portable compressor. 
I plugged the tire, aired it up, rode up and down my block, extended my range to some local neighborhood rides, then short freeway rides and then back to regular riding. Tire has gone another 10,000 miles and now its ready for replacement.

My self proof, No issues what so ever! It worked for me but your mileage may vary.
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2018, 08:51:35 pm »
Well, add me to the list.  I just discovered my first nail in a tire, ever.  I went to ride this morning and when I uncovered the bike, I noticed what looked like a white line on the rear tire's tread (of my practically new PR4GT).  I looked closer, and it looked like a large staple.  I went and got some pliers and pulled on it to discover it was a steel nail with no head!  I wonder how long that had been in there???

I carefully pulled it out- it was embedded at a very acute angle, about 3/4" into the tire.  Surprising how much force it took to remove and how "sticky" the tire is.  No air loss and no leaking, even after 100+ miles today.  I am not sure if I should be worried or not.... I suppose not.
I think this was nail 200 for me...
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2018, 02:59:47 pm »
You know, I've been riding since 1995 or so and the Indian is the only bike I've received punctures (2) on the rear tire.  Thank goodness for TPMS as the checking of tire pressures is a PITA on that bike.  I've plugged them both and they are holding so far.
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2018, 04:43:33 pm »
You know, I've been riding since 1995 or so and the Indian is the only bike I've received punctures (2) on the rear tire.  Thank goodness for TPMS as the checking of tire pressures is a PITA on that bike.  I've plugged them both and they are holding so far.

Heh, yeah, well, just don't take her above anything over about 120.


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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2018, 06:40:08 pm »
Actually the estimated top speed is 125 mph.  I've only had the C14 up to 100 mph.  Not exceeding speed limits by much these days.  Not going to do it.  Not prudent.  And especially not on Dunlops.
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2018, 11:24:15 pm »
Statistically you are more likely to get a puncture to a rear tyre than a front tyre.
This is because the object is (generally) lying flat when the front hits it, it then gets thrown up and starts tumbling so there is a good chance of the pointy bit hitting the rear.

This is also more likely to happen in a rainstorm as water acts as a lubricant.

(I was told this many years ago during a tour of the Avon tyre factory)
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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2018, 04:05:45 am »
Actually the estimated top speed is 125 mph.  I've only had the C14 up to 100 mph.  Not exceeding speed limits by much these days.  Not going to do it.  Not prudent.  And especially not on Dunlops.

I was very muchly not being prudent on a long stretch of empty road yesterday.    :-X

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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2018, 02:02:03 am »
Actually the estimated top speed is 125 mph.  I've only had the C14 up to 100 mph.  Not exceeding speed limits by much these days.  Not going to do it.  Not prudent.  And especially not on Dunlops.


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Re: Finally got my first nail in a tire ever
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2018, 04:28:35 am »
Elite3 I think..  Once they're worn out then Elite4.  Don't have much of a choice with tires..  They're not bad tires per se but they aren't PR's.
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