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So long as the puncture isn't near the sidewall (sic), no shop should refuse to patch the hole. Unless the structure of the tire is inherently compromised, it's repairable.

Unless you ride very aggressively or do track days, it should be fine.
 
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Sorry you got screwed 😗

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I'll report back if I find a shop willing to do it, but I'm not holding my breath.
As expected, called five local motorcycle and tire shops and NOBODY will repair my tire @#$%!

BUT, turns out my neighbor actually has "a guy" that's done their tires for 20 years who now has his own shop and is willing to properly patch my bike tire.

Fingers crossed, sounds good, we'll see . . .

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As expected, called five local motorcycle and tire shops and NOBODY will repair my tire @#$%!
Makes a good argument to own your own tire change kit. Local shops won't touch BMW because if they inadvertently damage the TPMS sensor, that's an expensive fix which they have to pay for.
 
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Repair or replace. I am in the replacement camp. I carry Stop & Go tire plugger kits on all my bikes. It may be good luck, but I've always managed to do a successful roadside repair and good enough to allow me to continue my ride (even a multi-day ride). However, I always replace the plugged tyre when I get home.
 
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As expected, called five local motorcycle and tire shops and NOBODY will repair my tire @#$%!
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In Quebec, a plugged tire would result in failing a safety check (required when registering the bike if it comes from outside Quebec). As such, if you call around to ask, all (?) shops would refuse to repair... However, if you physically go, the majority of the shops will repair it. I suppose they decline on the phone because they don't know if the caller is genuine (versus an inspector?)
 

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Bike Seal Auto Seal ? Off topic perhaps, and not at all pointy.

My local ex-UK Police BMW mechanic and now a private specialist BMW (not Motorrad BMW) garage mechanic/owner recommended it to me.


I use this in all my bikes, tubed and tubeless. Does this mean if I get a non-sidewall puncture, and it "autorepairs" the hole, the tyre is unsafe?

The website's blurb suggests it would be fine, and that various emergency services use this product for cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles.

But, I know, it depends on the size and type of puncture or hole.

The only problem is that you need some spare tyre valves in your pocket. This stuff blocks the valve after a few months of checking tyre pressures.

And of course I will never know if I even have a puncture if this stuff is as wonderful as the makers say it is. Good or bad?

Once "installed" it is left in the tyre 365 days a year. Not a repair kit, more an insurance policy for if you get a nail or something small in your tyre.
 
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Bike Seal Auto Seal ? Off topic perhaps, and not at all pointy...
Au contraire, not off-topic at all. From this Tire sub-forum description:

"Brands, Models, Sizes, Comparisons, Reviews, Mileage, Pressure, Changing, Repairing, Patching, Tools, Tube/Tubeless"

You have our gratitude.

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Speaking of sealant, here's a FortNine Tire Sealant Test -- Ride-On vs. Slime vs. Sahara tire sealant (TL;DR: Sahara wins).

Also, here's Amazon's motorcycle tire sealant products ranked by customer review.

Open to other's sealant experience, whether for permanent use or roadside repair.

I carry a complete Stop & Go kit, but am thinking about carrying sealant too, for holes that don't plug (like my last one).

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Re tyre sealants, how do they affect tyre pressure sensors, I wonder.

Re Dynaplug, I was very impressed by a demo of these and felt the brass arrowhead would make them very secure, so switched from snot strings. I found, though, that the licorice stick part dries out in storage (especially when stored on the bike), causing them to detach from the arrowhead when fitting. I’ve since switched to Stop n Go fit both the Roadster and car. The latter was to avoid having to apply the OEM goop sealant (no spare), which tyre techs hate and makes the tyre unrepairable , and with our new car, having to fit the weird but clever expandable spare.
 
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