F%#ing flat tires!!!

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Man that is terrible. I wonder...could you just buy a super powerful magnet and drag it around where you drive?
I am joking a bit of course but we do have and inordinate number of nails. I have run a powerful magnet with wheels in the areas that are near the corrals and barns and collected up quite a few metal things. Nails and screws being the most numerous.
 

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I know a roofer that been throwing roofing tacks in the road for many years. Sorry sob. His dd taught him.
 

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I had a flat on my rear K60. It was a skinny rusty nail. I was at the house so I whipped out my new stop n go tire plugging kit. It didn't fix it. After that I whipped out the autozone string plugger. Ran it till it was almost slick. Stop n go doesn't work on an angled puncture.
 

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I had a flat on my rear K60. It was a skinny rusty nail. I was at the house so I whipped out my new stop n go tire plugging kit. It didn't fix it. After that I whipped out the autozone string plugger. Ran it till it was almost slick. Stop n go doesn't work on an angled puncture.
Correct. I carry sticky strips too, for nasty punctures that the stopngo wont do.


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Fun fact, a very high percentage of repairs are in rear tires. Front tire stands it up, rear tire catches it.
 

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My Dad taught me to use sticky string probably 50 years ago and I've run a LOT of tires with it no problem till the last one, when it led to this sidewall failure.

Story is here: https://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?threads/rushing-tire-plugs-and-tpms-vs-mitas-e07-failure.27078/#post-382316

I still haven't gotten the TPMS and figure I'll do that when I have these tires off.
My go to is a plug via stopngo, but those dont work well on angled or super gnarled punctures. Recently i had to use both a plug and a strip to get my buddys Road 5 to hold air so he could get home. Ugh.


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I was crossing Iowa one summer on the interstate and saw a car with a flat. Didn't think too much about it. then I saw another and another and another. Some of these cars had multiple flats. I was scanning the road close. Then I saw two different vehicles have blow outs. I mean 80 mph tires are all of a sudden gone blow out! two tires on the truck and the car lost three tires. I am on edge by now. I am slowly catching up to two semi's pulling some kind of tower assembly. Who ever made that cut and welded it together and the four legs on the thing was full of triangle pieces of steel that had been cut off during assembly. They wound up in the legs and were getting shook out onto the road. I don't know how legal liabilities go but they really caused a lot of trouble and money for people and created a very dangerous hazard. Luckily I didn't see any crashes from that. I didn't have a working phone at the time but I sure would have like to call someone and inform them of the issue.
 

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My go to is a plug via stopngo, but those dont work well on angled or super gnarled punctures. Recently i had to use both a plug and a strip to get my buddys Road 5 to hold air so he could get home. Ugh.


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Why do you still use stopngo when a regular old time plugging kit works? I put my stopngo in the hoarder drawer after it let me down the 1st time.
 

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In my experience the likelihood of you getting a nail in a tire (or dropping your helmet) is directly proportional to how new and expensive it is.
The helmet part is so true. Both my Arai helmets hit the ground withing the first 6 months.

I have not had a puncture in years. Just installed a tire this week that is noticeably less stiff than the ones I've been using for the last few brands. Punctures are one of the first thoughts I had. Making sure my tire kit is up to date. I do consider a sticky string to be a permanent fix and have only replaced a string fixed tire when it had about 6 different punctures within a 3 square inch area.
 
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