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  • Puncture repair on Pilot Power?

    The question is, should I have a puncture (nail) plugged in my 2 week old Pilot Power or should I replace the tyre for complete peace of mind? I do take it on track days (with the next one in early Dec) so need it to be 100% at high speed.
    RR#55.

  • #2
    I'ts your call but why fark around with the only thing connecting you to the road at track speeds.
    I would replace it and keep the punctured as a spare, or for road use only

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    • #3
      Repair it.
      If it leaks again, bin it.

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      • #4
        Repair it, I've done plenty of Trackdays with a plug in a rear tyre, no probs

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        • #5
          Repair it - but do it properly with a mushroom plug.
          "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Captain Starfish View Post
            Repair it - but do it properly with a mushroom plug.
            I got mine done at The bike doctor. Haven't had any probs with it staying inflated. Has to be a mushroom plug though. I watched jim put it on. The mushroom head part is well glued in from the inside. I'm not an adhesives expert but I would assume its going nowhere.

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            • #7
              repair it. use a plug and patch that goes from inside to out rather than just a plug.
              Atlas Performance, dyna pumps, " your name goes here"

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              • #8
                How close to the sidewall is the puncture?
                You put the c*nt in country run

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                • #9
                  Tyres for Bikes could not repair it because the metal went in at an angle and tore the tyre. New tyre again! $280.
                  RR#55.

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                  • #10
                    That sux - but at least it saves you the painful decision and worry from then on...

                    Enjoy your new new tyre!
                    "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Delirious View Post
                      Tyres for Bikes could not repair it because the metal went in at an angle and tore the tyre. New tyre again! $280.
                      I feel your pain - exact same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago.
                      Shame it can't be repaired - if it is a clean puncture (ie no tearing) and not near the sidewall you can usually get them repaired.
                      "Look wise guy, I know I'm a racer, I can feel it in my code."

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                      • #12
                        Hijack: $280 for a Power? So how much ya reckon a Pilot Road 2 would be worth?
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                        • #13
                          Its a shame It wasnt repairable. I have a plug in the mito front pilot power, its lasted the life of the tyre (about 22K km) and never had any problems

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                          • #14
                            I've had several nails in the space of a few months.

                            First wasn't repairable - it was a hook shape and tore a gash in the side wall. Happened 3-4 weeks after putting a new rear on.
                            Second happened about 6 weeks after that but managed to get it plugged.
                            Then the plug tore and started leaking (yes, I can be a bit throttle happy)

                            Then last weekend I copped a screw - in the car tyre!

                            If I ever see someone dropping nails on the road, they might have to readjust their mirrors...

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                            • #15
                              nails and screws shit me to tears

                              My hayabusa is meant to wear out tyres like nothing else

                              so it would have been nice if my last 4 tyre purchses had been coz they were worn out and not coz some nail had it in for me.

                              i feel your pain

                              moX

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