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    Posted: 31 Aug 2017 at 22:08
To follow up on my earlier post about my less than brilliant ride out, what are your thoughts on the way forward with the screw in my tyre?

I know the 'right' solution is to just swap out the tyre but with only about 900 miles on it it's hard to bite the bullet. It hasn't lost any pressure yet and I am yet to remove it. Plug it? Plug it and fill with Puncture Safe?


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Personally I'd take it to tyre place to have plugged but yes sounds like a plan


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Have it repaired, done properly it will last the life of the tyre.
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 426hemi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2017 at 23:51
Plug it, had them done before and never had a problem if professionaly done.
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15 quid for a proper repair is cheaper than being fed through a tube for forty years
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yep £15 for peace of mind 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FTM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 05:11
I'd be surprised if that screw is more than 12mm long. Ride to the tyre place then take the screw out yourself, if it is only 12mm and the tyre stays inflated turn around and ride away, if it goes down get it repaired.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IanG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 08:04
As above Thumbs Up

Then a vulcanized plug from the inside and possibly Puncture Seal as well for a belt and braces fix if it does go down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 10:26
Professional repair...well as professional as a tyre fitter can be. Screw is virtually central, won't be a problem.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend88 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 11:50
Cheers for your comments fellas. To be honest, I'm a bit surprised not one person said throw it away!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IanG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 11:52
I'm tight,I'll always try and repair first LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 12:01
I'm sure most on this forum have been there at some point and had 'em repaired. 

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Throw it away
I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
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Sorry but I would bin it ? £130 it's your life ?????
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bruce Wayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 13:50
I've had repairs done by a competent person and it lasted the life of the tyre
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tifa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 18:00
Repair.

The screw in in the centre of the tread (good)
Be fine with a proper repair.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote grahamives Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 18:40
If it's in the center of the tyre like yours then a repair with a mushroom plug from the inside is classed as a safe and permanent repair by insurance companies.
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all
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I would personally be getting it plugged at a garage if the tyre has plenty life in it.

Get a new tyre though if it's going to play on your mind everytime your out for a ride. Depends what kind of person you are.
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Originally posted by Sparky46 Sparky46 wrote:


Get a new tyre though if it's going to play on your mind everytime your out for a ride. Depends what kind of person you are.


   
If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all
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I had exactly the same thing .

My tyre had done 50 miles.

I plugged it myself. Very easy.

I have one of these kits.


Very happy with the repair , I have even done a couple of  laps at the local track and its perfect fine.

To date I have plugged 3 tyres on 3 different vehicles , one of them having done 10,000 miles on the repaired tyre with no issues/loss of pressure.

I think its going to come down to your own view of what is an acceptable repair.

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plug it and don't fill with gloop
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Plug it in, plug it in
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mase Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2017 at 21:42
Get a tyre dealer to plug it with a Combe repair and you won't have an issue.
If you pull the nail out and the tyre doesn't go down, I would recommend that you still have a Combe repair due to once any moisture gets in to the steel belts the casing integrity will be compromised.
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What was the outcome with this one. Did the tyre deflate or was it okay?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Careca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2018 at 10:10
Tyre deflated with the screw.

I bought a plugging kit from the bay . Plugged the tyre and its been 100%. Not lost a single lb in pressure.

Verdict = Plug and play.
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