Tire plugging comment

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Tire plugging comment

Postby Anton » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:22 pm

The reason I got the tire plug kits for the mileage contest winners is that the BMW kit hasn't changed to keep up with tire technology. It works - sometimes with great difficulty - but I don't think steel-belted radials were in the picture when it was first distributed. Not all radials are steel-belted, but those that are can be very hard to plug.

So... those of you with radial-tire bikes should find out if your tires of choice have steel belts. If they do, you might want to bring along a stronger plug kit or at least do a 'test plug' on an old tire, to see if the BMW kit will work when you need it to.
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