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Hi there please see attached
This happened a few hours ago - If I take the screw out air escapes, so I put it back in.
Tyre is still inflated & I can ride the bike, but would rather not.
The tyre is a BRAND NEW (did I say brand new???) tubeless Pirelli 200/70 15 which I was just starting to enjoy.
Is there any fix (Permanent fix that is) out there aside from losing another $300 odd for a new tyre?

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Vince
 

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You can use what it called a patch plug or mushroom plug its basically a patch and a plug in one.
 

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Hi there please see attached. This happened a few hours ago - If I take the screw out air escapes, so I put it back in. Tyre is still inflated & I can ride the bike, but would rather not. The tyre is a BRAND NEW (did I say brand new???) tubeless Pirelli 200/70 15 which I was just starting to enjoy.
Is there any fix (Permanent fix that is) out there aside from losing another $300 odd for a new tyre? Thanks Vince
vinster,, ok. butt you asked. you are gonna hear at least a dozen Different kind of replies from both extremes of this issue.. keep in mind that your wound is in the tread and not the side wall as that would have a different outcome.

The loudest (which is usually the least, is why they need to be loud) is that it is your Life and bike on the line, why would you ride on a compromised tire? by all means pony up and change it now!. (take into consideration, you'r already riding a bike and living a life that is full of risk..)

Some mite tell you to leave it in there and put Slime Sealant in the tire.. that will get you home but is not a long term solution.

One such solution is to pull the screw and put a Plug and Sealer in the tire.. believe it or not, it actually works.. if you do a good job and not a shit/sloppy one, you will get full service life out of that tire.. Also keep in mind that you should not ride at excessive speeds(triples) or perform stupid manuevers and generally just keep in mind that you have a potential slow leak.. Watch your tire and pressure and you will do fine.

Last effort but is more middle of these previous two methods is to take the Tire off the wheel and scrub/vulcanize the area inside around the wound. Glue seal a new inside patch sizeable to cover the hole excessively. Remount, pressure and Balance the tire. Ride it like it never happened. poncho

btw, I had two wounds in a new Michelin rear on my Zooki sv1k. I plugged both. and rode that bicht 12k smiles hard in the benders and gott full service life outa it. toward the end of tire life she was loosing a bit of pressure, so I slimed her and she would bleed a bit of green, but the plugs held... dam that was one mitey fine sled. I miss her muchly.. poncho
 

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^^^ What Ponch said.
 

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OK Thx will give it a shot with the plug & sealant -what about throwing the Mrs on the back? Is that a no no from now on? Thx again
 

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My rear tire had a screw in it dead center. I put a vulcanized patch on the inside over the hole and re-mounting and balanced it. Runs like it never happened. I repaired many tires in the past in this way with perfect results. Been running one on my 2013 Impala the got a nail in it at 2000 miles. I patched that one the same way and it now has 22K on it without any trouble from it at all. Just patch it from the inside and it will be good to go.
 

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OK Thx will give it a shot with the plug & sealant -what about throwing the Mrs on the back? Is that a no no from now on? Thx again
well,, uh,, umm,, u kinky basterd.. ima not gonna advise you how to treat the missus.. butt I would hold off on any extreneous activities until she proved herself a keeper and had a few k smiles on her. the tire, not the missus, u sik basterd..

btw, dinkydogs advice to put a patch inside is best. the tire. do it. poncho
 

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I am assuming you have tubeless type rims? (Custom). Patch it and move on. If a tube type rims, replace the tube and move on.
 

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Pirelli tires are both tubed/tubeless but you never stated what bike you ride? If you ride a Classic/Classic LT even tho it says tubeless it will have a tube and if thats the case than change the tube and be done.
 
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