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Now I know why I do this. 30k miles ago it was a sharp rock that cut 2/3 through. This time it was a 1" self-tapping screw. Took some tugging to get it out, and of course it went 'Psssss...'

It is a run-flat but I'm not anxious to try it out with the two of us totaling 330:eek:
 

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Is it true the RF can't be repaired?
 

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No reason it couldn't be plugged but I will check with Discount Tire. The run flat is mainly stiffer sidewalls. Seems like I paid $140 mounted so that's not a lot of money to replace it. We really like this tire!:bow:
 

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Plug it and wear it out.
 

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As a rule, I inspect my rear tire every night when I check into a hotel when I'm on the road. I like to do it in the evenings cause if I find a nail, that gives me all night to plug it and allows the cement time to set before I air it up. I'd rather find it at night than in the morning with a flat tire. I just incorporate my tire check into my nightly wipe down process.
 

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Is it true the RF can't be repaired?
Yes it can.BUT not if it was driven for any extended period of time with no air in it.But if caught early (with a TPMS) then plug it and go.

No reason it couldn't be plugged but I will check with Discount Tire. The run flat is mainly stiffer sidewalls. Seems like I paid $140 mounted so that's not a lot of money to replace it. We really like this tire!:bow:
As with any tire A repair depends on each tire puncture.

From the picture I see here.I'd plug it and forget it.
 

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Okay! Repaired by Discount Tire (no charge). Plugged and patched from the inside with no lose of integrity. And I got to practice tire changing by laying it over and picking it up.
 

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I would remove the tire and put on a new motorcycle tire. Those CTs seem to attract nails with their wider footprint
 

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personally i would not be the least bit worried about plugging that tire from the outside

the inside plug patch that they used is even better :thumbup:
 

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I keep thinking to myself that I need to be as careful as Fred ... but ... I ride 260 miles on Monday morning ... park the bike in front of the hotel until Thursday afternoon. When I start up the bike on Thursday, I do check to see if the TPMS light is on ... if not ... no leak.
I guess my problem is (besides laziness) by Thursday afternoon, I'm so anxious to get the heck out of OKC, I don't take the time to do more than the walk-around.
Even having a Michelin blow out on me at 70 mph 28 years ago hasn't cured me...
 

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Is it true the RF can't be repaired?
Nope, not according to Discount Tire (The Chain). They will plug it, take it off and then patch the inside one time.
 

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Just this last sunday i saw a lady go down over low front tire pres. NEED to keep a eye on those tires.
I think it could be argued that she went down because her skill set was inadequate to feel a low front tire. :shrug:
 
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