If it were my tire I would replace it. I wouldn't trust it at 60 banked left into a sweeper. With a nail you can make a temporary repair and drive it home. Long object = slit in the tire and that is almost never repairable. With an inside patch and the cost of doing that and rebalancing it will be closer to the regular replacement. If you use a M/C accessory shop or an independent to do the new tire it might not be bad. I just did a BT020 rear at a M/C accessory shop.. Cycle Gear and the tire, mounting, computer balance, and 6% sales tax was $174.boxer259 said:Need advise before i remove rear tire on 05LT with 1050miles on tire,do i repair or replace,Item is a piece of aluminum approx 3/4" wide.