Stock Battlewing opinion/experience puncture resistance
I either have bad luck, or the stock battewings are an extremely soft tire. BW501/502
What has peoples experience been with puncture resistance of this tire. I realize that any tire can be punctured, but it seems the construction of this tire, in my experience, lends itself to easily pick up a nice stab wound, whether it be the grip or the tread of the tire.
I have about 3000 miles on my V. At about 2000, i found a paperclip, yes a paperclip, all the way through the tire. This past weekend i started thinking about pre spring maintenance. I found and unidentifiable nail type object thats been sitting there all winter. Luckily, this one went in sideways and not through. Both of these have been in the rear tire.
So, is it me, or the tire? I actually enjoy this tire with my mostly on road riding, plenty of grip, seems smooth. How does it perform on gravel roads? I never realyl thought about keeping plugs and a pump on my bike, but this has me rethinking. I've had one flat in 20+ years of riding before the V.
2016 DL1000 ABS