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I just picked up a plasterboard nail (Sheetrock/Gypsum board) in a nearly new front tyre  Mushroom patches as a puncture repair -What is the collective wisdom 178468 

The guys in the local bike shop said they could do a mushroom patch on the inside akin to this one..
Mushroom patches as a puncture repair -What is the collective wisdom Mushro10

What is the collective wisdom on the safety of these or should I bite the bullet and order a new tyre for our impending Excellent adventure?



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Mushroom patches as a puncture repair -What is the collective wisdom Ir-log11 88....May contain nuts!Mushroom patches as a puncture repair -What is the collective wisdom Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

Corkboy

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I picked up a self-tapping screw in the front tyre within nine miles of the tyre fitting (Harrys tyres in Belfast).  Sad 

Luckly I spotted it when filling for petrol, so pumpted the tyre back up and rode back to them. They fitted a mushroom patch, which stayed in the tyre until replaced after a normal lifespan.

So my vote, as long as they nail is in, or close to the centre, then you're good.  If closer to the sidewall then not so good.


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Corkboy '87 K100RS SE (The black one - one of the two bikes I'm sorry I sold)
             '87 K100RS 0140995 (Gone)
             '97 K1100LT 0188024 (Gone)
             '08 K1200GT Wedge - but still a K
             '08 Transalp 700
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I had one in the LT front tyre for over 12 months and put a lot of miles on it. Used a proper mushroom patch and its quite safe, would be worried about the trip either. I travel with a repair kit but they are not mushroom patches, just a get you home job. However they don't 'blow out' the way a tube does so you get some warning its going.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

RicK G

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Shouldn't be a problem just need to check the balance again to be sure.


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Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

Two Wheels Better

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I've used a Stop N Go 'mushroom' plug on a brand new Z6 Metzeler and instead of replacing the tyre once I was near a workshop I wore the bloody thing out. It never leaked air. I checked it at every ride. When I took the tyre off the wheel I couldn't find any sign of the plug on the exterior of the tyre until I looked inside the carcass. It was that melded in to the rubber.

Mushroom patches as a puncture repair -What is the collective wisdom Stopng10

Your shown 'plug' is a different animal, and possibly a more 'permanent' solution, but I'd trust them.


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1987 K100RS, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '98 K1200RS, '09 K1300GT, '13 R1200RT-P, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

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