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post #1 of 33 Old 12-08-2017, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question Got a tire puncture with three plugs in rear tire. Need some advice

I currently am dealing with Metzeler m5 interact tires except the rear tire got a nail in it. I used the Dynaplug plug kit and have three plugs 4 inches above sidewall (if the bike is on the sidestand plug touches asphalt).
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can I ride the bike like this for a bit?
Secondly..obviously I need to replace the tire. In looking at a Shinko 009 or one of the many models in a 200 50 17 size. Am I ok running a Shinko in back Metzeler up front and Shinko any good?
What's worse is my budget is low so another Metzeler rear tire isn't an option.
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I used the Dynaplug plug kit and have three plugs 4 inches above sidewall (if the bike is on the sidestand plug touches asphalt).
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Hi MattKoller I don't like the idea of riding too long on a road side tyre repair, but they do get you home, so now you are home what about removing they tyre and getting it repaired with a good plug that has a larger surface area and is installed from the inside out, but not if the puncture is in the sidewall good luck and I am also a fan of the M5 I now have the M7rr
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I’ve never ridden on plugged tires more then just to get it home also never mixed matched tire brands front/back. Sounds like a horrible idea but I get money being an issue an sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Good luck an be safe

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Hi MattKoller I don't like the idea of riding too long on a road side tyre repair, but they do get you home, so now you are home what about removing they tyre and getting it repaired with a good plug that has a larger surface area and is installed from the inside out, but not if the puncture is in the sidewall good luck and I am also a fan of the M5 I now have the M7rr
I know this post of mine is a month old but this forum out of all the other manufacturers forums is the ONLY one with members who have givin me help....I've never had a mentor to teach me or at least provide advice.
I understand entirely that riding with a plugged tire is dangerous. I only ride the bike because I have no idea what tire to replace the 5 year old Metzeler.
And I don't do twistties but now I hear a 200 55 rear size is better. Why would the bike not come stock with a 200 55 tire? I'm on a budget simply because my previous CBR 929RR was stolen and I did everything I could financially to get this one owner B1 ZX12R. I can't yet afford to even change the oil which is gonna be $75 at least.
Anyways...I hear Metzeler is my most affordable option since my riding skills will not for at least a few years require a $300 Pirelli. Unfortunately a Dunlop Q3 may end up on the bike or even a Shinko 011 verge or 005 Advance. Anything is better than a tire with a plug in it correct?.
Any ideas for what I can get for around $175?. Like I said if I had the money I would go with Dunlop Q3 or Pirelli

Thanks every one in here for actualy helping me out even though my questions are dumb.

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we use motul 3000 series at work. its a great quality mineral oil, as good as some synthetics.
another good cheap alternative is rotella t4 15 40. (yes the stuff for diesels) ive used it in turbo bikes as have other guys that have high performance machines.

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With nails, wire or screws that go straight in.
When I first put a bicycle patch on the inside of a tyre I was worried, but after fitting a couple more to it without problems, its not slowed me down and I wore the tyre out.
I've also used Mushroom plugged tyres till they've worn out too, and its only the first few miles you seem to worry about them.
But I suppose it depends on the quality of the fix.

With punctures that go in at an angle you need one of those wiggle worm type fixes but I've not tried one of those. I'll have to get some though to go with the mushrooms. But I would probably put a patch on the inside when I got home.
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Replace those 5 year old tires anyway, specially the one with plugs in it..

Shinkos are junk..
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Jesuschristallmighty U are riding a 175+BHP bike laying down 90 FPT your rear hoop will be spinning up in third gear trying to rip of the tire .U are without a doubt heading for death big style unless u bin your tire .Shinko tires are only used on lawn mowers & scooters in the UK they are shite .I use Maxxis sports touring on my bike they last longer & dont compromise grip or handling .Whatever u do scrap the plugged tire with whatever u can afford even if its a mix match & ride accordingly until funds allow .LIVELONG&PROSPER

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Jesuschristallmighty U are riding a 175+BHP bike laying down 190 FPT your rear hoop will be spinning up in third gear trying to rip of the tire .U are without a doubt heading for death big style unless u bin your tire .Shinko tires are only used on lawn mowers & scooters in the UK they are shite .I use Maxxis sports touring on my bike they last longer & dont compromise grip or handling .Whatever u do scrap the plugged tire with whatever u can afford even if its a mix match & ride accordingly until funds allow .LIVELONG&PROSPER
I have been using Shinko's for years. They are great tires for what they are... If you do not push the outer limits of your tires, there is no need to get much else. You can get a bugatti veyron and keep the stock $17k tires, but what is the point if you only drive it on the street?

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Point taken. Dunlop D208J model was the original equipment on the rear and D208FJ for the front. I am probably going to go with the Metzeler M7RR. I have a almost new but 4 year old Metzeler M5 Interact up front, so this hopefully will be the safest and best route i can go. The bike is parked obviously(and because my fast idle is inoperative because of bad routing) so i guess i just need to figure out the cheapest place i can pick the tire up. So far I have heard good things about the M7RR.

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I run M7RR's and they're great for the riding I do, but I do run 200/55

Totally wasn't a fan of the original Dunlops :-(

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With u on the Dunlops AFKAN Teflon crap i think they are O/E on Kawasaki's shame .Ran a ZX10 + a ZX9 in the past but binned the Dunlops ASP there is a lot better rubber out there at same cost
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well Shiiiiiiiiit. not much selection here(revzilla,motosport,Cyclegear) for tires but how bout 200 55 Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 or 3's? Im not going to be getting a knee down anytime soon so im going to be mostly cruising and running down the 1/4 mile here from time to time. whats under 160 bucks thats still a 200mm rear but can match up with my Metzeler M5 front?

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well Shiiiiiiiiit. not much selection here(revzilla,motosport,Cyclegear) for tires but how bout 200 55 Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 or 3's? Im not going to be getting a knee down anytime soon so im going to be mostly cruising and running down the 1/4 mile here from time to time. whats under 160 bucks thats still a 200mm rear but can match up with my Metzeler M5 front?
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