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Good morning

Good morning.
56/60's and rain. Rained yesterday, still raining. Hopefully it will stop sometime this morning.
Have a good day. Ride safe.

Brenda

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Good Morning;
30 degrees in Albuq. this morning, headed for a 'high' in the 40's. Had a couple of snow showers yesterday. Parts for 'the Beast' are in. Hope to have it back in a couple of weeks. Everyone have a Great Day!!

Ride Safe & Sane;
Hank, Ol'Faithful, & 'the Beast'
'03 Voyager XII~Last of the Breed

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Hi All,
Got reasonably cold here last night, about 35. But it will warm up nicely today. I discovered a nail in my Avon Venom rear tire. I hadn't lost pressure because I have RideOn additive in my tires. The tire probably has 15,000 miles left on it. As soon as I pulled out the nail, it went flat. I plugged it yesterday, first time I ever plugged a tire. It's holding air and I rode a little on it, but I'm not sure I'm comfortable with this fix. I have heard about a plug/patch which sounds very intriguing. I'm researching this option as I hate to throw away a $150. tire with all those miles left on it.
Anyone have any experience with a plug/patch?
Bob

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I've got a rear Elite 2 with about 2000 miles on it and one nail in it, sitting in the garage. I hated to have to replace & I couldn't throw it away either. But it's about 5 years old - even if I found a suitable patch system for it.

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Personally I think that if your tire has been in a protected environment such as your garage, the fact that it is 5 years old makes no difference. I have been looking on Ebay at plug/patch kits, and am very tempted to try this solution. Today I rode the bike about 30 miles with just the plug in it, and sll seems fine. But I don't waant to ride two-up till I have something else figured out.
Tomorrow morning the wife and I are travelling to Phoenix (in our car) to help a friend who has a '74 Porsche 911 with alot of issues. So it should be a fun weekend, with us coming home sometime on Monday. It should be interesting when we get back to see if the tire pressure on the Avon is still at 50 psi. I will keep this forum posted on what I end up doing with this tire. Everyone ride safely!
Bob

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Hi, Bob;
I had a situation several years ago where I picked up a nail in an E2 rear tire (the fact that it was an E2 should tell you how long ago that was!) I ran it plugged for about 4000 miles before I changed it. With that said, however, most of that riding was in town, and on 'local' (in-state) rallies. I changed it before I headed out on a long ride that would cover about 800 miles one-way (to East Texas). From what I understand about the plug/patch, if it's properly installed, it should last for the life of the tire. Good Luck!

Ride Safe & Sane;
Hank, Ol'Faithful, & 'the Beast'
'03 Voyager XII~Last of the Breed

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Good day all.
Oficially I would say change the tire. A plug holds with sticky substance. Where a patch is bonded to inside of tire. As MC tires run warmer than auto tires I would worry about plug. Doubt MC shop would patch tire. But I would recommend that as a;/minimum.
Good luck.

RR