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Old 11-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #9856
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I think as long as you coat them with fully synthetic oil and not dino oil....you're good to go.


















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Old 11-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #9857
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Oh boy, I have seen the "to plug or not to plug" debate get sideways fast in other forums

Maybe we should talk about oil instead
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #9858
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D'oh Blake beat me by seconds!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:30 PM   #9859
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I think as long as you coat them with fully synthetic oil and not dino oil....you're good to go.


















You're crazy Blake!!


Ya gotta use WD40!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #9860
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #9861
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Haha, yeah I can see why these arguments go sideways. I am confident in my choice, if anyone of you puts a screw through their new tire and decides to toss it afterwards, please send it my way!

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #9862
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FZ6. I check tire pressures daily on my street rides, I'll do the same for this. And I also carry a worm type plug kit, just in case.

If my tire disintegrates at speed then that's a whole different problem!

So you're saying that you never ride "at speed", because you could get a flat on your bike any day, just like I did, patched tire or not. Nothing you can do about it when it happens but deal with it in whichever manner you prefer. If this plug fails, it will be a slow leak that I will notice. My tire is not going to disintegrate, and it's not going to explode.

I'm not about to throw away a $150 just like that...
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:39 PM   #9863
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Once tire sellers figured out hyper paranoid guys would happily buy brand new tires due to their fear of tires disintegrating, it was game on.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:13 AM   #9864
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Once tire sellers figured out hyper paranoid guys would happily buy brand new tires due to their fear of tires disintegrating, it was game on.
Feeling the need to keep the asswipe reputation intact Meterpig?

There is a reason that aircraft tires are not allowed to be repaired, dork. They are not much different than MC tires and when damaged they fail at speed.

Face Plant has many accounts of what happens when a front or rear tire suddenly deflates due to a tire failure. It doesn't happen often, but when it does it is dramatic and the outcome can be bad for the rider.

Getting an unexpected flat or accident/incident is much different than knowingly operating with a known defect (kinda like you Meterpig).
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:43 AM   #9865
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Feeling the need to keep the asswipe reputation intact Meterpig?

There is a reason that aircraft tires are not allowed to be repaired, dork. They are not much different than MC tires and when damaged they fail at speed.

Face Plant has many accounts of what happens when a front or rear tire suddenly deflates due to a tire failure. it does not happen often, but when it does it is dramatic and the outcome can be bad for the rider.

Getting an unexpected flat or accident/incident is much different than knowingly operating with a known defect (kinda like you Meterpig).


are you suggesting he has more than just a DR problem?
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #9866
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are you suggesting he has more than just a DR problem?
Known defects are easy to deal with.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:23 AM   #9867
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back in the '90's shops used to plug tires - with mushroom plugs and the tire off the wheel. I had more than my share of nails in <500 mile old tires - and I ran those plugged tires until they wore out. NEVER a problem, and that was in Las Vegas heat. Those kinds of plugs don't fail.

I've also plugged tires from the outside with gooey felt strips - and those I keep an eye on, but have also never had a failure and after keeping an eye on them for a few weeks, I trust them and ride until the tire is done.

All plugs depend on the size of the hole you're dealing with - if I run over a bolt and need a plug - new tire time.
For nails and screws and holes a few mm in diameter - I don't worry about damage to the tire carcass or having the plug fail (fall out).

Pretty much what I thought. Experience always trumps assumption, in my opinion.

Hondo, show me where someone's tire disintegrated after they plugged it, or show me something along those lines that you personally have experienced with motorcycles.

Otherwise, I am done with this silly argument. It was never meant to be an argument in the first place, mostly just a shout out to Mountain for helping me out with the fix.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #9868
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Pretty much what I thought. Experience always trumps assumption, in my opinion.

Hondo, show me where someone's tire disintegrated after they plugged it, or show me something along those lines that you personally have experienced with motorcycles.

Otherwise, I am done with this silly argument. It was never meant to be an argument in the first place, mostly just a shout out to Mountain for helping me out with the fix.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #9869
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Hondo, show me where someone's tire disintegrated after they plugged it, or show me something along those lines that you personally have experienced with motorcycles.


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/79995/tire_blowout/

I have personally never had a motorcycle tire disintegrate after I plugged it because I don't ride plugged tires. It was my OPINION that it is not a good idea to ride a plugged street tire or consider it permanently repaired. I know for a FACT what unplugged, serviceable exploding tires can do as I have had that happen on cars and airplanes (turboprop & jets).

The big difference is that you don't have to balance an airplane or a car when the tire fails, you just coast to a stop (or continue the takeoff if "at speed").

Just because you think or assume that it is alright does not make it safe. It's your opinion and your ass if it fails, and I hope it doesn't.

Like I said, good luck with that.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:13 PM   #9870
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^ I've seen that happen with a snowmobile track.

Flag drops, gogogogo, *pfloop* track ejected out the back and left on the hill...

No track = no go, no brakes.
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