WERA Motorcycle Roadracing wera at
Sun Jun 21 18:42:13 PDT 2009

A straight plug is a bad idea. As is just a patch. If your favorite  
shop has the patch plug combos they work great for street riding.  If  
the tire is more than 50% worn, personally I'd jut buy a new one.

Sean P. Clarke
WERA Motorcycle Roadracing
wera at

On Jun 21, 2009, at 9:24 PM, Jake Meyer wrote:

> Street question:
> I rode over a screw apparently.  I was thinking motorcycle tires  
> aren't
> quite the same as car tires and I probably shouldn't just go ahead  
> and plug
> it up.  Since I'm still a n00b, I figured I would just get some  
> advice.  Am
> I correct in thinking that the tire is thinner (?) than a car tire,  
> and
> therefore (among other reasons such as smaller contact patch area)  
> more
> necessary to be replaced soon (or perhaps right away)?  I have been  
> around
> for a few street tire discussions on this mailing list - so that  
> question is
> already covered.  Thanks in advance, guys.
> Jake

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