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Just noticed that my rear tyre has been plugged at some point by previous owner,would you replace?
 

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personally, I would. I just had to replace a rear because of a nail! :mad: Sucks, but to me, worth the $120 I had to spend for the 'just in case' factor of a plug!
 

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kuhlka said:
Save it as a burnout tire. I've heard of guys riding on plugs with no trouble though.
true, I have myself before. But now, I just don't even wanna take the chance. They might be fine 99% of the time, but that 1% could be a doozie if it ever happened at a bad time! :eek:
 
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Oh boy, this subject brings up heated discussions but here's my two cents. How long have you ridden the bike without a care in the world and now it's a concern? Me personally, no problem with a plug in the rear as long as its not in the sidewall. I would consider a plug in the front unsafe though. But in the future you can avoid the ulcers by using http://www.ride-on.com/. I swear by the stuff, especially on long trips.
 
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Spendthrift, I'll bet da Cheapbastard wants your plugged tire that he said you should toss ;D
 
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Well new pilotpower is now on,spent today riding getting it scrubbed in. Feels nice,i think a bit of confidence went once i realised it had been plugged it was always at the back of my mind when i gave it some gas or was cornering hard, so i think the new one was a must. Cheers fo the feedback.
 

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I picked up a screw in the center of my rear tire, right in a groove, and plugged it about 700 miles ago. Most of my riding is in the canyons, and it's been fine. I check the pressure each time I go out, and it hasn't been losing any air. I also carry a small tire repair kit with me. YMMV.
 
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I did about 1000 miles on mine before i noticed including seeing how quick it would go,but once i knew it was there i was always thinking about it. So it had to go,i dont think there was much more life left in it anyway.
 
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