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I'm sure this has been covered however.........I would appreciate feedback on riding on a tire that has been plugged on the contact surface.
Several miles from home (and convenient services) I picked up a stray #6 wood screw.
For numerous (somewhat sound) reasons, I chose to plug the (rear) tire at the scene, re-inflated and continued the trek home albeit at a somewhat slower speed.
The question is....Should I wait on the replacement OR is it safe to continue riding in the interim? There is approx 40-45% tread life remaining on the Dunlop Elite3





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If it's holding air, I'd ride it!

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Rear ... ride it - just pay a bit more attention to pressures and dump the tire when you start to feel squirrely in a constant radius turn.
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Certain no offense intended but..... considering your "handle" (awingandaprayer), your reply comes as no surprise. LOL

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Rope type plug or mushroom type plug?

Many have posted that they run with a plug. Just keep a close watch visually of the plug and more importantly, air pressure before each ride.
Low air pressure is the major cause of tire failure, faster tread wear, in extreem heat, blow outs happen as the tires gets hotter faster, expanding the air in the tire beyond max pressure rating. So keep closer watch on it.

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A Dynaplug got me to a shaded area but proved too small resulting in a slow leak. I replaced it with a small cord type. Lots of glue that was set afire before inserting & left to cool before inflating.

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Well, if it leaks, take tire tire off and have a vulcan patch put on from the inside.

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Stu, the larger cord plug does not leak. The psi is same as when inflated. For clarification.....the simple, easy to use Dynaplug was smaller than the hole but much easier to use on the side of the road than the conventional plug.

My concern is the unknown hazards involved in riding with a plug in the tire

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My concern is the unknown hazards involved in riding with a plug in the tire
Just leakage.

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If you feel safe riding with a tire plug, then that is all that matters.

If it concerns you in any way, then change it.

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