Over 600 miles on the back of the 9 with a Slime string plug, in the dead of 90+ summer. Never changed my riding style, good over 100 mph. Never lost a pound of air.Back when, I hgad one of them strange Yamaha FZ-700SC Fazers. One year I had put a brand new rear tire on it, and on the way home picked up a nail.
You did not think I was gonna go buy a new tire now, did'ja?
Nope, plugged it up and rode that puppy for two years, until it was worn out. Nary a problem.
Plug it up!:bigthumbsup:
rynosback;1384832 Personally I would plug mine to get back home and then put a new tire on there. I mean we only have two tires and I want to make sure that they are in perfect condition. My life is worth more then the $160 replacement.[/QUOTE said:I couldn't agree more....you can have 10 successful attempts at running a plugged tire and only one failure....anyone out there want to be that one? There are variables with tire temperatures,road conditions,belts affect on the plug, and the dynamics of the hole itself that a mere mortal like myself cannot comprehend. This is not the 60's anymore when 80 mph was an aggressive ride on a bike(yes I've broke a hundred on occasions back then...but that wasn't often) Today a lot of us will run over 100 on a regular basis.....you do understand the amount of heat generated at 100-125- or higher right? The hole and plug are a irregularity...and will not react the same as the tire. My opinion and most racers will tell you..plug it, keep your speed down and replace the tire as soon as possible. I have in my early years of motorcycling had one front blow out and one rear....they were not plugged tires as we had tubes back then...and I'm sure a blow out on a tubeless tire is different but I wouldn't wish it on anyone at 60+ mph...I'll just plug it to get home thanks :bigthumbsup: