I picked up a nail in my new q3 rear with less than 300 miles on it. Do you guys reccomend plugging or patching? If I plug it can I still use it for a track day?
There isn't much difference in the total speeds. But on the street, you really shouldn't be dragging your knee or doing 140mph in the corners. You can and will do that on the track. On the track (usually) you're hanging it out a bit more than you would on the street. Or should be. If you were to plug it and run it on the street, you should dial it back a bit more than you normally would. If that tire fails at 140 on the street, you're more likely to hit a guardrail, utility pole, curbing, an oncoming car, etc. But on the track it's more likely to fail given the heat load in the tire and the stresses on it from constant track sessions. On the street, you're doing much slower speeds for most of the time with an occasional blast up higher.What's the difference in 140 on the street or 140 on the track though? I ride just about as hard on the street. So if its not safe for the track I might as well toss it.
I could barely afford to maintain my 1st two bikes but, truthfully, I've never had more fun during the periods I was using credit to even keep gas in them at times. So if now is not the time, then so be it. Otherwise, savor every pocket-breaking mile!I was afraid you were going to say that. I really can't afford another tire after just buying these and replacing the stator. I'm really considering selling this thing it just costs way to much to operate.
Cycle Gear and some other outfits have an insurance you can buy for tires. I had the same thing happen with a brand-new Pirelli Angel, not a cheap tire. They gave me a brand-new tire, the protection plan was about $20 or so.I was afraid you were going to say that. I really can't afford another tire after just buying these and replacing the stator. I'm really considering selling this thing it just costs way to much to operate.
I feel you on the grom part haha, I want one for street riding around town.Next time I will have to get some insurance. I put a patch on the inside of the tire for now. I think it will be ok for light street duty. Don't think Ill make it to the track though. At the rate this thing eats money I never will! I seriously consider trading it in for a Grom every day.