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I was washing the bike after riding and noticed I cut my right front in the center. I did a search and found a thread on vulcanizing. It's a large cut about inch and half long dead center of the tire. A patch job wont do it because moisture will get under it for sure. Anyone in my area got leads on a good place to take it or is a new one the only way to go? Just mounted them Friday....
 

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that sucks, does it still hold air?
 

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Nope, it's a 1.5 inch cut like it was gigged with a shank. The air would have escaped to flat almost immediately.
 

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Could you have it patched from the inside?

I've seen automotive tires vulcanized on the side wall before but not on the tread side. Not sure if that makes a difference .
 

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yeah cold patch? might would hold. Would be worth a try.
 

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i'd melt a couple patches to that bad boy from the inside and melt one to the outside too to keep it from tearin bigger, then shove a tube in 'er and let it rip
 

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that's uneducated advice.. dont do it unless you really wanna. (notice im from arkansas. we do stuff so that it'll work for a while.. we dont do stuff right...)
 

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:haha: now thats funny when you call yourself out... :haha:
 

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haha. goodyear makes those foam tubes. Supposed to be equivalent to 14 psi when run flat.
 

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From what I understand they will patch it from the inside then heat the cut melting it back together.
 

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i could do that in my kitchen sink.. or living room floor.. or at the foot of my bed --^
get a torch and some lighter fluid and a patch kit and play with it mister!
 

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You are killing me man.
 

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Heat it up and put a booger in it, that'll do it.;)
 

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Butter knife...... We've fixed boots that way... That split in the middle of the sole. Heat it up, melt it back together.
 

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Going to pull it now and try the butter knife torch trick with inner patch. Keep your fingers crossed.
 

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hope that works for you
 

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i have had a tire vulcanized, and it works fine it was on a 25'' itp mudlight for a 01 kingquad, was riding in tenn put a hole it and had a place down there do it. not from where you are so i don't know
 

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Well all is good now. I heated the knife and inserted, slid then heated the slice inside and out. Slapped the cement on and put on a large patch inside and reheated. Went ahead and put a patch on the outside to for good measure. Re mounted it and inflated to 22psi and it started to bulge a bit. Dropped to 6.5psi and bulge disappeard and she's holding steady. Rode for about 3 hours this evening and still had 6.5psi after riding. Thanks for all the help everyone, if she blows I will patch the inside again and slap a tube in it.
 

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Rode through a ton of slop today, couldn't be happier with the tire performance.
 
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