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Old 03-15-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Question Distance with a plug?

I am sorry to start a tire related thread but it is not about which tire is best.
On a ride yesterday I picked up a nail in my rear Tourance. Normally if it had been 65% used I would just get a new one but as it was, this is almost new with no more than 1000 kilometres on it and with the prices here in Canada it seems like such a waste.
I put a plug in it and it has held just fine, even rising in pressure from 38 lbs to 39 as it warmed up on the way home.
What is the farthest members have run a rear tire with a plug in it?
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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I am sorry to start a tire related thread but it is not about which tire is best.
On a ride yesterday I picked up a nail in my rear Tourance. Normally if it had been 65% used I would just get a new one but as it was, this is almost new with no more than 1000 kilometres on it and with the prices here in Canada it seems like such a waste.
I put a plug in it and it has held just fine, even rising in pressure from 38 lbs to 39 as it warmed up on the way home.
What is the farthest members have run a rear tire with a plug in it?
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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Until there is no more tread left, or the tire is detroyed in some other way.

It is not as if you are doing track days with the plugged tire. I have done more than 10,000 miles with a plugged rear. No issues.

YMMV


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Old 03-15-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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From somewhere in NJ on the turnpike, down to NC, back up to NJ and back across the country to CA. Big ass hole, too. Sticky string plugs. Held just fine. YMMV.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:05 PM   #5
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I am sorry to start a tire related thread but it is not about which tire is best.
On a ride yesterday I picked up a nail in my rear Tourance. Normally if it had been 65% used I would just get a new one but as it was, this is almost new with no more than 1000 kilometres on it and with the prices here in Canada it seems like such a waste.
I put a plug in it and it has held just fine, even rising in pressure from 38 lbs to 39 as it warmed up on the way home.
What is the farthest members have run a rear tire with a plug in it?
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11,000 miles on the front tire of my K1100LT back in 1999. Even took 'er up to 130mph and "No problems"...and never lost any air either.
More recently summer of 2009, I repaired a rear tire,went from Chicago to Nova Scotia "Cabot Trail" n back plus about another 3000 miles before I changed to a new tire.
All depends on "How you repair it" and what type of "repair" you use.
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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if you have a tire changer i would take the tire off and go to a tire store and buy several plug/patch patches, they are a regular patch that has a plug molded to the center of the patch with a thick wire coming from the plug, you scuff the inside tire for the patch and ream the hole for the plug and pull the wire through the hole till the patch is seated then cut the rubber plug off flush with the tire, very few tire manufacturers recomend patching and the ones that do usually state to only use this type of plug.
2 years ago i flatted with a wire staple on a 500 mile old tourance and used this type of patch and had no further problems.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:03 PM   #7
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Picked up a nail in my rear Tourance with 4,876 miles on it. Rode it another 15,493 miles at which time it was totally shot and ready for replacement.

Plug it - Ride it.

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Old 03-15-2010, 06:19 PM   #8
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I would ride home with it, but I would feel much better if the tire was repaired from the inside with this;

http://www.blackjacktirerepair.com/i...grandchild=577
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:31 PM   #9
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Until there is no more tread left, or the tire is detroyed in some other way.

It is not as if you are doing track days with the plugged tire. I have done more than 10,000 miles with a plugged rear. No issues.

YMMV


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Same here.

Depends on the hole, and the plug, but properly done it can last the life of the tire.

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:39 AM   #10
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Picked up a nail in my rear Tourance with 4,876 miles on it. Rode it another 15,493 miles at which time it was totally shot and ready for replacement.

Plug it - Ride it.

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How in the world do you guys get this kind of mileage out of a tire? If I rode that far on a tourance I would be well in to the rim.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:21 AM   #11
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found this in my tire this morning,
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i just bout this kit a few weeks ago. has anyone had any good luck with this tire plug?

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Old 04-11-2010, 09:32 AM   #12
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Distance with a plug

I've had good luck with this kit but I know others have had problems.

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Old 04-11-2010, 09:36 AM   #13
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Plug it ride it.

I was told this by an over the road trucker who helped me once.

In my experience 10,000 miles with a plug is all you can do (then the tire was bald).
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:47 AM   #14
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BMW dealer recommended that I add Ride On to the tires when I last put new tires on my R1200GS. I did.

Anyone have experience with this product? Dealer says he uses it on all cop bikes he services.

www.ride-on.com/
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:06 AM   #15
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A few years ago I rode from Asheville, NC to West Bend, WI for the BMW Rally, up though the UP and MN to Canada, around the Great Lakes, back into VT and back to Asheville, on a Tourance that had an "umbrella" plug in it. No problems!!!
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