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post #9 of Old 02-14-2017, 11:13 PM
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This topic comes up a lot on motorcycle forums, and there is usually someone who will tell you that you're courting disaster if ride on a plugged tire. I don't know where this idea comes from. Do people really think that a steel belted radial tire is going to catastrophically fail and fly apart because it's been plugged? Worst case scenario is that the plug leaks, and you end up with a flat tire again. In a lot of the poorer parts of the world where they can't afford to buy a brand new tire every time they get a nail in it, I'd guess there are a lot of plugged tires rolling around with no issues.

I never plugged a tire with one of the mushroom plugs, but I've heard other guys complain that they didn't work as well as a string plug.

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