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Old 04-01-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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removed nail - did not lose pressure

Seemingly simple question but my google-fu is failing me and the site search here is just crashing so..

I was checking my tire pressure today and found a nice nail in the center of the rear. It was a good 1/2 to 1/3 inch in, but was at a severe angle rather than straight down, so it's hard to say how deep it actually was. I yanked it out and have been checking the pressure every few hours - it hasn't changed.

Now what? Do I need to plug the hole with something (what?)? Do I need to take it to a dealer and replace/patch the tire?

edit: the obvious answer is 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'. thank you for the reassurance, all. Maybe I can get a bedtime story too? ;)
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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If you are concerned you could always ream it out and have it patched from the inside with a mushroom patch...
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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sounds to me like it didnt go inside the tire.. ride it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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This is an example of: "If it isn't broken; let me see if I can fix it".
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:30 AM   #6
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This is an example of: "If it isn't broken; let me see if I can fix it".

This. Forget about it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:43 AM   #7
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Spit on it and look for bubbles. I had the same thing happen and I saw a few bubbles then they stopped. I tried to get the reamer in to do a sticky string repair but it would not go in. I took the paranoid approach (I was in the middle of an 8,000 mile trip) and replaced the tire. At the dealer, I think he said (it was years ago) he could see that there was damage on the inside of the tire, so the nail had made it through and then the hole apparently sealed itself up. I probably rode about 100 miles to the dealer on it without it loosing significant air pressure.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #8
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Spit on it and look for bubbles. I had the same thing happen and I saw a few bubbles then they stopped. I tried to get the reamer in to do a sticky string repair but it would not go in. I took the paranoid approach (I was in the middle of an 8,000 mile trip) and replaced the tire. At the dealer, I think he said (it was years ago) he could see that there was damage on the inside of the tire, so the nail had made it through and then the hole apparently sealed itself up. I probably rode about 100 miles to the dealer on it without it loosing significant air pressure.
Try soapy water instead of spit.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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If you have an already opened tube/can of rubber cement stick some in the hole, extra reinforcing is always a good thing.

Other than that, take it for a ride, make sure to take a repair kit & pump with you though, better safe than sorry. (damhik)
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #10
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If it ain't losing air WTF? Forget it, it never happened. I pulled out plenty of nails that didn't go through, mostly cars, trucks and tractors but if it went through it would leak and you would have something to fix but it didn't so you don't.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:50 AM   #11
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Just mark the spot and check it for unusual wear or cracking in the area. If you know the general direction the nail path took you may find a slight deformation at the adjacent sidewall area if any of the tire cords were broken. Don't be paranoid (or foolish) about it. I had a job testing motorcycle tires at one time before I was replaced by a machine.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:14 AM   #12
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"Now what? Do I need to plug the hole with something (what?)? Do I need to take it to a dealer and replace/patch the tire?"

Put the nail back in and try again....
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #13
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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Is there a chance the tire has a sealant in it? "Ride on" is in both of mine.
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