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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: JourneySA on November 25, 2020, 07:29:20 am

Title: Riding with plugs
Post by: JourneySA on November 25, 2020, 07:29:20 am
So I discovered not one, but two nails in my back tyre.. :'(

It is coming to the end of it's life, but can probably go another few hundred km's - is it safe to ride with plugs or should I rather take the hit and replace the whole thing?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Noneking on November 25, 2020, 07:40:16 am
So I discovered not one, but two nails in my back tyre.. :'(

It is coming to the end of it's life, but can probably go another few hundred km's - is it safe to ride with plugs or should I rather take the hit and replace the whole thing?

Thanks!

Plugs have worked and lasted well for me over the years. Never replaced or repaired a plugged tyre.
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: ETS on November 25, 2020, 07:58:20 am
Me again, i have a rule- i i look at a tyre and have a doubt- i replace it
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Warren Ellwood on November 25, 2020, 08:15:57 am
I'm currently riding with a plug. For me, if it's the tread blocks or meaty part of the tyre, not a sidewall or shoulder, good vulcanizing glue used (the blue stuff usually) I reckon it's okay to continue riding with it.

 
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: DouglasN on November 25, 2020, 08:37:37 am


I would rather change the tyre now


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Quote from: JourneySA on Today at 07:29:20 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=253519.msg4554775#msg4554775)
It is coming to the end of it's life, but can probably go another few hundred km's -  ..
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Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: blackbird on November 25, 2020, 08:39:21 am
I have travelled a bit with plugs, but i use snotstokkies as a emergency and have balloon plugs fitted at a tyre shop as soon as i can.
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: neil-ph on November 25, 2020, 08:43:12 am
I am looking at replacing mine; no plugs yet, but peace of mind makes the rules. Done 6000km on these Capra X, generally discussed as the bottom end of distance they achieve.

They look as if there is still a degree of life in them, but once you start questioning their condition you will always have doubts.

When that gut starts tingling....listen to it.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/c756093041acc3dad506bc939b01da1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/b4ea2b35e88fce52069250ed0c6e5380.jpg)

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Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: JourneySA on November 25, 2020, 08:50:56 am
Thank you for the advice - appreciate it!

I'll plug it for now and start looking for a replacement..
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Grunder on November 25, 2020, 09:03:18 am
I am looking at replacing mine; no plugs yet, but peace of mind makes the rules. Done 6000km on these Capra X, generally discussed as the bottom end of distance they achieve.

They look as if there is still a degree of life in them, but once you start questioning their condition you will always have doubts.

When that gut starts tingling....listen to it.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/c756093041acc3dad506bc939b01da1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/b4ea2b35e88fce52069250ed0c6e5380.jpg)

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Daai tires kort net 'n minora blade dan is jy weer golden
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: BuRP on November 25, 2020, 12:49:39 pm
I am looking at replacing mine; no plugs yet, but peace of mind makes the rules. Done 6000km on these Capra X, generally discussed as the bottom end of distance they achieve.

They look as if there is still a degree of life in them, but once you start questioning their condition you will always have doubts.

When that gut starts tingling....listen to it.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/c756093041acc3dad506bc939b01da1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/b4ea2b35e88fce52069250ed0c6e5380.jpg)

These tyres are barely used, the chicken strips still attached.
Why renew them - to have chicken strips in the middle?  :o
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 25, 2020, 03:44:32 pm
I am looking at replacing mine; no plugs yet, but peace of mind makes the rules. Done 6000km on these Capra X, generally discussed as the bottom end of distance they achieve.

They look as if there is still a degree of life in them, but once you start questioning their condition you will always have doubts.

When that gut starts tingling....listen to it.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/c756093041acc3dad506bc939b01da1a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201125/b4ea2b35e88fce52069250ed0c6e5380.jpg)

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Looking like that there is another 4-5000 kms left on that back tyre for sure!! :deal:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: subie on November 25, 2020, 04:12:27 pm
So I discovered not one, but two nails in my back tyre.. :'(

It is coming to the end of it's life, but can probably go another few hundred km's - is it safe to ride with plugs or should I rather take the hit and replace the whole thing?

Thanks!

Plugs have worked and lasted well for me over the years. Never replaced or repaired a plugged tyre.
Same here. Never had a problem with a plug over the life of the tyre
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Lord Knormoer on November 25, 2020, 04:25:24 pm
So I discovered not one, but two nails in my back tyre.. :'(

It is coming to the end of it's life, but can probably go another few hundred km's - is it safe to ride with plugs or should I rather take the hit and replace the whole thing?

Thanks!

Plugs have worked and lasted well for me over the years. Never replaced or repaired a plugged tyre.
Same here. Never had a problem with a plug over the life of the tyre
Same here, have never bothered replacing just because itís plugged :thumleft:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Wooly Bugger on November 25, 2020, 04:53:56 pm
I have had a few plugs! No issues at all.
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: jaybiker on November 25, 2020, 05:01:40 pm
There are two groups, basically.

Those who say "If it's two thirds worn, or if it's got the slightest blemish or flaw, replace it. It's not worth the risk." They say this smugly because they can afford it.

Then others who say "I must get the last scrap of value from every cent I spend, risk or not, because I can't afford otherwise."

The first group make the second group sick.

The moral : - be part of the first group.

Or - be part of the second group and be sick. :'(
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: punisher on November 25, 2020, 05:10:50 pm
do what you want , and what makes you feel safe

i used to only ride with a plug only if it was an interanl "mushroom type" plug ( and that was only once) ........... but i have ridden on "snot plugs " until the tyre was worn and then replaced
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Welsh on November 25, 2020, 05:17:15 pm
I have never had an issue with snot plugs, I will happily ride with them.  :sip:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: RobC on November 25, 2020, 05:59:55 pm
There are two groups, basically.

Those who say "If it's two thirds worn, or if it's got the slightest blemish or flaw, replace it. It's not worth the risk." They say this smugly because they can afford it.

Then others who say "I must get the last scrap of value from every cent I spend, risk or not, because I can't afford otherwise."

The first group make the second group sick.

The moral : - be part of the first group.

Or - be part of the second group and be sick. :'(
You forgot the third group that own KLR's... we do not give a fuck, we just ride till the canvass shows... >:D O0
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 25, 2020, 07:24:15 pm
There are two groups, basically.

Those who say "If it's two thirds worn, or if it's got the slightest blemish or flaw, replace it. It's not worth the risk." They say this smugly because they can afford it.

Then others who say "I must get the last scrap of value from every cent I spend, risk or not, because I can't afford otherwise."

The first group make the second group sick.

The moral : - be part of the first group.

Or - be part of the second group and be sick. :'(
You forgot the third group that own KLR's... we do not give a fuck, we just ride till the canvass shows... >:D O0

The canvass is only the first wear indicator, when the tyre make sparks at night, you're on the carcass...... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Sabre on November 25, 2020, 10:27:25 pm
There are two groups, basically.

Those who say "If it's two thirds worn, or if it's got the slightest blemish or flaw, replace it. It's not worth the risk." They say this smugly because they can afford it.

Then others who say "I must get the last scrap of value from every cent I spend, risk or not, because I can't afford otherwise."

The first group make the second group sick.

The moral : - be part of the first group.

Or - be part of the second group and be sick. :'(
You forgot the third group that own KLR's... we do not give a fuck, we just ride till the canvass shows... >:D O0
Those are actually the Pooratech guys  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Noneking on November 26, 2020, 12:38:35 pm
There are two groups, basically.

Those who say "If it's two thirds worn, or if it's got the slightest blemish or flaw, replace it. It's not worth the risk." They say this smugly because they can afford it.

Then others who say "I must get the last scrap of value from every cent I spend, risk or not, because I can't afford otherwise."

The first group make the second group sick.

The moral : - be part of the first group.

Or - be part of the second group and be sick. :'(
You forgot the third group that own KLR's... we do not give a fuck, we just ride till the canvass shows... >:D O0

The canvass is only the first wear indicator, when the tyre make sparks at night, you're on the carcass...... :thumleft:
Darem self gesien dat jy die laaste bietjie thread uit n tyre haal
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: BuRP on November 26, 2020, 12:53:50 pm
when the tyre make sparks at night, you're on the carcass......
Darem self gesien dat jy die laaste bietjie thread uit n tyre haal

Does that make him a bright spark NK?
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 26, 2020, 01:00:38 pm
I put a Snot-Plug in the back of my GSA at Epupa Falls - rode Gravel & Tar length of Namibia and then back to Jhb.
Then I rode another 5000km and then replaced the tyre....
The obvious advantage was the TPM sensors, so I could keep an eye on it, but no issues at all!
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Noneking on November 26, 2020, 01:01:04 pm
when the tyre make sparks at night, you're on the carcass......
Darem self gesien dat jy die laaste bietjie thread uit n tyre haal

Does that make him a bright spark NK?
By no stretch of the imagination
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: BuRP on November 26, 2020, 01:06:24 pm
Does that make him a bright spark NK?
By no stretch of the imagination

You two have met, I haven't met either yet - so I will abuse that answer for now!  :lol8:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on November 26, 2020, 01:08:32 pm
For peace of mind replace the plug with the mushroom type which seals from the inside
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Noneking on November 26, 2020, 01:09:30 pm
Does that make him a bright spark NK?
By no stretch of the imagination

You two have met, I haven't met either yet - so I will abuse that answer for now!  :lol8:

Was fortunate to meet Danie and rode together for two days in the Lowveld. Great guy and for that Iíll forgive him all his forum sins
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Grunder on November 26, 2020, 01:10:43 pm
Does that make him a bright spark NK?
By no stretch of the imagination

You two have met, I haven't met either yet - so I will abuse that answer for now!  :lol8:

Was fortunate to meet Danie and rode together for two days in the Lowveld. Great guy and for that Iíll forgive him all his forum sins

Wow, that must have been some meeting...  He is like a bottle rocket on this forum  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Noneking on November 26, 2020, 01:29:14 pm
Does that make him a bright spark NK?
By no stretch of the imagination

You two have met, I haven't met either yet - so I will abuse that answer for now!  :lol8:

Was fortunate to meet Danie and rode together for two days in the Lowveld. Great guy and for that Iíll forgive him all his forum sins

Wow, that must have been some meeting...  He is like a bottle rocket on this forum  :biggrin:
Much more agreeable in person
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: MellowJo on November 26, 2020, 03:17:07 pm

Maybe too late, but I have only recently started using ear plugs when riding ...... :peepwall:

Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on November 26, 2020, 03:18:56 pm

Maybe too late, but I have only recently started using ear plugs when riding ...... :peepwall:

Mushroom type?
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: RobC on November 26, 2020, 03:23:35 pm

Maybe too late, but I have only recently started using ear plugs when riding ...... :peepwall:
Mine have speakers inside... >:D :pot:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: m0lt3n on November 26, 2020, 03:32:13 pm
Did a burnout once on a car tyre with a plug in

it was fine



In my experience if a plug lasts 100km, it will last the lifetime of the tyre.
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: BuRP on November 26, 2020, 07:15:02 pm
Maybe too late, but I have only recently started using ear plugs when riding

Come again?







 :lol8:
Title: Re: Riding with plugs
Post by: Welsh on November 26, 2020, 07:48:07 pm
Does this subject include Butt Plugs?  ::)