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Offline JourneySA

Riding with plugs
« 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!
 

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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #1 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.
 

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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #3 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.

 
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 08:37:37 am »


I would rather change the tyre now


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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #7 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..
 
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #8 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. 

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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #9 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. 

These tyres are barely used, the chicken strips still attached.
Why renew them - to have chicken strips in the middle?  :o
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #10 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. 

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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #11 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
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #12 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:
 

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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2020, 04:53:56 pm »
I have had a few plugs! No issues at all.
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #14 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. :'(
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #15 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
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2020, 05:17:15 pm »
I have never had an issue with snot plugs, I will happily ride with them.  :sip:
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #17 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. :'(
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #18 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:
 
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Re: Riding with plugs
« Reply #19 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
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