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    Nail in tire K1300GT

    I had a small nail in my tire. Too small to use emergency plug kit made for bikes. Do you replace the tire or patch? These are low mileage Michelin's FYI. Tire is leaking when I pulled out the nail.
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    I think it depends somewhat on where on the thread it happened. I had a nail in my relative new /7 tire. Took it to the dealer and they patched it from the inside. Of course, my /7 tire is with tube, so that might make it a different decision.
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    You could likely plug it with a sticky string plug kit, but on a low-mileage tire that you plan to continue running you are much better off to remove the tire and patch it from the inside.

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    Going to the dealer. Thx for the replies,
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    If the puncture is in the tread area of the tires, use Slime...and ride with no worries till it is time to replace the tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickster2 View Post
    I had a small nail in my tire. Too small to use emergency plug kit made for bikes. Do you replace the tire or patch? These are low mileage Michelin's FYI. Tire is leaking when I pulled out the nail.
    I have found that most punctures are initially too small for a plug........That is what the reamer is for.
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    The Dyna Plug uses very narrow plugs and will fit most nail holes without reaming.

    Dynaplug Tubeless Tire Repair Tool Kit, Aluminum Pro Xtreme
    https://smile.amazon.com/Dynaplug-Tu...words=Dynaplug

    They have several versions. This is one of the most expensive; one is under $20.

    I carry some traditional sized plugs in case of a large hole.

    Be wary of using Slime if you have TPMS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Be wary of using Slime if you have TPMS.
    '09 K13GT's have TPMS. I would ream the tire, plug it and keep riding.I had the same thing happen to a low mileage tire on my 2005 R12RT and I rode on that tire for another 8,000 miles.
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    Both Slime and Ride-On have TPMS safe formulas now.

    Slime.jpg

    Ride-On.jpg

    Here's a larger view of the tiny TPMS safe logo on the side of the bottle.




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