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Got a hole in the sidewall of my rear tire. Sucks, because it's only got a couple hundred miles on it. I used to work at a tire store years ago, and due to liability issues (I believe), we could not repair any sidewall holes.
I have read on other atv forums that people have successfully patched or plugged their tires and have had them hold for many years, but when I think about the abuse I put to the rear tires, I just can't imagine a sidewall repair holding up.
Anybody with a DS650 that rides trails really hard used plugs or patches in a sidewall, and how long did it last?
2000 Bombardier DS650
15 tooth sprocket, airbox delete, OMR carb mods
DIY endcap with 2" FMF cap
2008 Yamaha Raptor 350 SE : My son's ride
2000 Polaris Trailblazer 250 "Sally": The Wife's ride
Had 489s on my tank-weight Sportsman X2. They were 3 ply rated. I got a good gash in the sidewall that was big enough to take 3 plugs. That patch held up to about 1000 miles of rocks, mud, snow, ice, rocks, hard pack, and more rocks.
What can be said of this mystery we're in? I have only one answer to give,
If Jesus didn't die to be the Savior of my soul, truly, I do not want to live.
For what would living be without a meaning and a hope?
Precious little more than just some cruel cosmic joke.
It's like being all dressed up and there was never even anywhere to go...
I've plugged a handful of Holeshot and Razr sidewalls from punctures from desert terrain, rocks, shards, etc. They've all held up to the same abuse that caused the puncture to begin with. I've had a couple that took three or four plugs to stop the flow and they worked out. Definitely alot cheaper than a new tire.