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Old 04-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Trackday with a plugged tire. Opinions?

Opinions? I've got a set of takeoffs that Tony at HOP was nice enough to donate to my R1 and they've got plenty of life left, especially on the sides where I would wear the most. Only flaw is that they had a nail in the rear that had to be plugged. Its held up fine to road riding but I'm curious to see if this is a cause for concern or a non issue for a level one second track day rider? I'd really love to wear them out a bit more before I toss them.

I was going to get a fresh set of Q2's or S20's but I just scored a gopro black edition for $350 so there goes my tire fund...
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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I have drag raced plenty of times on a plugged tire. It held up. It was in the center and still help up under burnouts, nitrous, and 150+ mph. A patch would probably be better though
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youll be fine, wear them out then buy some Q2's from one of the sponsers. WWH gives me good deals on them
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youll be fine, wear them out then buy some Q2's from one of the sponsers. WWH gives me good deals on them
I keep seeing those. I just wish they were closer. It would take me well over an hour each way to get there :(

Fortunately HOP has been very good to me and while their prices are a hair more expensive on Q2's than WWH, their mounting and balancing is way cheaper so it works out in the end. Besides, I would pay a bit more just to support them since they've really taken care of me in the past.
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Where is it plugged?
This. If its in the middle, no sweat, if its closer to the edges, i would be weary.

But i would do a patch before trusting a plug on a bike tire. A patch is held on with the glue and the air pressure is always pushing on it, a plug is just in there. You will probably be fine unless you are planning on doing sub-2 minute laps at TWS (Texas World Speedway) or something.
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Where is it plugged?
About 1-1.5" off the center line on the rear tire.

Looking at it, I suspect I would be beyond that contact patch for hard cornering anyway. I think I'm just going to run them down so that I can afford to use this track day credit before the fall.
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This. If its in the middle, no sweat, if its closer to the edges, i would be weary.

But i would do a patch before trusting a plug on a bike tire. A patch is held on with the glue and the air pressure is always pushing on it, a plug is just in there. You will probably be fine unless you are planning on doing sub-2 minute laps at TWS (Texas World Speedway) or something.
Yup i was just to lazy to type all of this down
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for lvl 1 I wouldnt worry, go ride and have fun.
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I have an almost new patched PR2ct rear for free....
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I would replace. I have a guy in a riding club I used to be a member of with a plug. The tire let go at highway speed and he went down hard. His wife on back was killed. Track time already has enough risks to add another that can be easily fixed.
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I keep seeing those. I just wish they were closer. It would take me well over an hour each way to get there :(

Fortunately HOP has been very good to me and while their prices are a hair more expensive on Q2's than WWH, their mounting and balancing is way cheaper so it works out in the end. Besides, I would pay a bit more just to support them since they've really taken care of me in the past.
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I keep seeing those. I just wish they were closer. It would take me well over an hour each way to get there :(

Fortunately HOP has been very good to me and while their prices are a hair more expensive on Q2's than WWH, their mounting and balancing is way cheaper so it works out in the end. Besides, I would pay a bit more just to support them since they've really taken care of me in the past.
Tony at HOP is awesome as well, he's far from me. did my forks for me, awesome job he did.
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