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    Z930 rear tire - Fix or replace?

    Got a small puncture on sidewall (circled in photo) thatís leaking. Can this area be repaired or am i looking at buying a new tire? Itís a Carlisle Turfmaster 24x12-12, 4 ply.

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    IMO a tire shop should be able to put a patch on the inside of the tire. for maybe $10.00 or less.
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    If not patchable, I'd consider a tube before replacing the entire tire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    IMO a tire shop should be able to put a patch on the inside of the tire. for maybe $10.00 or less.
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    Option 1 - Plug kit
    Option 2 - Tube
    Option 3 - Slime/fix a flat
    Option 4 - New tire

    I know most tire shops won't touch a sidewall puncture, maybe since its a mower tire they would fix it though.
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    I have a plug in almost the same spot on my Z950R. It hold air just fine. Would I trust a plug on the sidewall of a car/truck/motorcycle? No way. In my Zero Turn? Heck yeah. As long as it holds air plug and move on. As mentioned plug/patch from inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sennister View Post
    I have a plug in almost the same spot on my Z950R. It hold air just fine. Would I trust a plug on the sidewall of a car/truck/motorcycle? No way. In my Zero Turn? Heck yeah. As long as it holds air plug and move on. As mentioned plug/patch from inside.
    Thatís what I was thinking...Would never trust on my vehicle, but I only mow my own property, so whatís worst that could happen? I get stranded in the ďlower 40Ē

    Think Iíll see if I can patch first.

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    Several years ago I worked at a local tire shop. Our patch supplier one day brought in some literature regarding plugging tires.
    They put over 100 plugs, the standard kind, not the patch plugs, in the SIDE of a tire, then proceeded to drive it across country. Twice.
    While the practice was and still is not recommended for use, it is a very safe method of repair even on higher speed tires with a standard puncture (not a slit or tear).
    I mention this sometimes when these questions arise, as these are VERY low speed applications.
    The reason they arent used on road going vehicles is because of the possibility of an accident, should a blowout occur from improper application.

    What happens when your tire on your mower blows at 8 mph? Not a whole lot....

    Anyway, plug it if you want. You dont need to take it anywhere. Go to the parts store and get a plug kit and have at it. Wont take 5 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaJim View Post
    Several years ago I worked at a local tire shop. Our patch supplier one day brought in some literature regarding plugging tires.
    They put over 100 plugs, the standard kind, not the patch plugs, in the SIDE of a tire, then proceeded to drive it across country. Twice.
    While the practice was and still is not recommended for use, it is a very safe method of repair even on higher speed tires with a standard puncture (not a slit or tear).
    I mention this sometimes when these questions arise, as these are VERY low speed applications.
    The reason they arent used on road going vehicles is because of the possibility of an accident, should a blowout occur from improper application.

    What happens when your tire on your mower blows at 8 mph? Not a whole lot....

    Anyway, plug it if you want. You dont need to take it anywhere. Go to the parts store and get a plug kit and have at it. Wont take 5 minutes.
    Yeah I have patched tires from the inside like this but the biggest concern is effort around breaking the bead and what a tire shop charges. Now if the local tire shop is 50 miles each way, I would do it myself. In my case I happen to have a tire changer mainly for doing motorcycle tires so I would probably still do it myself. However then there is the fact that my local Discount Tire dealer which is about 3 miles each way, does it for free. Even when I didn't buy the tire from them they haven't charged me for stuff like this. They will just say keep us in mind the next time you need tires. They price match Tire Rack or other places and guess what, I have bought every tire since then from them. Not motorcycle tires though as they don't do them. However when I run a car tire on my motorcycle I do get it from them. They do look at me strange when I order just 1 tire and mumble something about a Honda when they ask what kind of vehicle it is going on and that I would take care of mounting and balancing it. When I get 25-30K miles on a $100 car tire vs 5-8K on a $160-$180 MC tire there is a big difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sennister View Post
    Yeah I have patched tires from the inside like this but the biggest concern is effort around breaking the bead and what a tire shop charges. Now if the local tire shop is 50 miles each way, I would do it myself. In my case I happen to have a tire changer mainly for doing motorcycle tires so I would probably still do it myself. However then there is the fact that my local Discount Tire dealer which is about 3 miles each way, does it for free. Even when I didn't buy the tire from them they haven't charged me for stuff like this. They will just say keep us in mind the next time you need tires. They price match Tire Rack or other places and guess what, I have bought every tire since then from them. Not motorcycle tires though as they don't do them. However when I run a car tire on my motorcycle I do get it from them. They do look at me strange when I order just 1 tire and mumble something about a Honda when they ask what kind of vehicle it is going on and that I would take care of mounting and balancing it. When I get 25-30K miles on a $100 car tire vs 5-8K on a $160-$180 MC tire there is a big difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty72 View Post
    Yep, you just can't turn as good!
    Actually a little better. It raises the back end a bit giving me more lean angle before the pegs start to drag. The counter steering is just a little heavier.


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