NEVER RIDE MORE THAN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY ON A PLUG.Whats this?Stuck one of those vulcanised plugs in, and it's still there doing its job 1 big road-trip, several smaller ones, a track-day outing and about 3000 miles later.
I usually just take it to a tire shop and have them patch/plug from the inside of the tire
Guess I'm also and idiot because for the last 44 years I've refused to throw away perfectly good tires. But what do I know, I've only rode Harleys since 1974.I'm mostly an idiot but, on the rear I've always just gone with a steel-belted rated plug and gone the life of the tire...I've done that 3 times now with no issues. Once early on the trip home from Sturgis, on a 40 thousand dollar CVO. I've picked crap up on the front tires over the past 35 years and always just replace the tire all together, regardless of tread. A boot-plug will definitely save your bacon AND your wallet, on the rear.
You can get Michelin Scorcher II rear tires for $232 in case you're ever looking. Not sure what mounting and balancing is going to be, haven't gotten to that yet.Thanks for the tips guys.
I was very lucky - the garage found the screw was mainly just jammed in the groove of the tread and hadn't penetrated the tire itself - so the tire has been saved!
To get a new tire was going to be $280 + labor as well- these 240's aren't cheap!
What sort of miles do you guys get on a Vrod's tires (I was getting about 12,000 on my Dynas 180).
im with you.. ill take one of the regular old tar plugs, lube it with the rubber cement it comes with. and poke it in, cut it off nice and close and rock and roll.. did this for years on my R1, did it on my vrod as well. Never had an issue before.Had that on a brand new tyre exactly 3 days before heading off on a big Euro road trip
Stuck one of those vulcanised plugs in, and it's still there doing its job 1 big road-trip, several smaller ones, a track-day outing and about 3000 miles later.