Plugged tire


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hap2
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Plugged tire

Post by hap2 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm



Has anybody here ridden a bike with a plugged rear tire on the highway for any distance without any problem?



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Re: Plugged tire

Post by lgjhn » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:14 pm

Yep. Several times. I had one that had 3 plugs in it. I've ridden em all till the tire was worn out.
The caveat being the plug was in the center of the tread, a small nail or screw hole, usually on the rear because the front kicked the offender up off the pavement.....never plug a sidewall puncture...ever!
Others will say riding on em till they're worn out is "risky". IF it gives you a safety peace of mind, I'd suggest just replacing it.
But to answer your original question I've plugged em and ridden em till they were worn out.
FWIW, try pulling the plug out of a worn tire once it's off....LOL.

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Re: Plugged tire

Post by MikeB » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:17 pm

hap2 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Has anybody here ridden a bike with a plugged rear tire on the highway for any distance without any problem?
The simple answer is 'Yes'.
MikeB
Tacoma, WA, USA

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Re: Plugged tire

Post by hap2 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:15 pm

OK, cuz a whole bunch of tire "experts" are to tell me the plug may come out...I think not

Thanx for the feedback

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Re: Plugged tire

Post by ron203 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:41 pm

About 3,000 miles on a Michellin PR4 GT, on my 2014 Kawasaki Concours C-14. Not a Wing, but it and me weigh about 850# rolling down the road. Wore out the tire.



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