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Best way of getting this flat fixed (picture)

Got a flat today. Hole is about as big around as my pinky. Guessing it got poked by a stick or somehting. Going to take it to a tire place tomorrow to see about getting it plugged or patched. Probably to close to the sidewall for a patch so it will probably be a plug, think maybe the hole is not too big and is fixable?


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You wanna make sure the shop has experience with patch plugs, such as the one pictured.

If done correctly, it'll be a permanent repair- the patch will vulcanize and seal to the inside of the tire, while the plug seals the puncture. Piece of cake, they've been around for decades, shouldn't have any issues getting that fixed.
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If done correctly, it'll be a permanent repair
^^ THIS ^^
An inside repair will be best . If you can get the tire off the rim in your garage , you can patch it yourself .

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Vulcanize it.

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I had a tire with same type of hole on an ITP 589. To do the Vulcanize they told me they needed a flat surface, that would mean I'd lose the raised part of the tread. I didn't want that so I gamble with a patch and put a tube in. I was told that there would be a chance that I might spin the tire on rim, but I got lucky and was able to get to ware some of the tire done before replacing it.
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Called every shop and dealer around me, all say they only use plugs... the old style like you can get at Walmart. Gonna be ugly but thatís my only choice...

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i have fixed holes much bigger than that and they have lasted years after. i would repair it from the inside like Bombardier mentioned but if not plugs can be permanent fixes as well.

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Well in this backwoods town I live in nobody even know what vulcanized means haha... after 3 dealerships and 4 car tire places, one decided to attempt it with 2 old style plugs and it just made it worse... I gave up and ordered me a new tire... now got to wait till middle of next week to ride again...grrr

Also checked online for a used one, no luck

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booooo, I used to use those way back in the day when I was slingin tires at a Sears. Those dual patch-plugs were nearly idiot proof, could seal anything....

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Man thats crazy that several tire shops could not fix that. The 5 dollar plug patch kits from walmart is what i have been using for years and they work very well and seal them selves, it usually takes longer to find the hole, than to plug the hole.

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