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post #1 of 3 Old 07-04-2009, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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How long on plugged tire...

Somehow over the last 48 hours my rear tire came in contact with a roofing nail. I have since removed the nail and plugged the tire and got the bike home from the in-laws. Tires are the stockers with just over 3k...the tread is still very good. Is there any problem riding the plugged tire for the rest of the tread life on a V-Strom? I come from the sport-bike world where this is something I would not normally do...
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for me, new tires are nail magnets, I've picked up a nail withing 10 miles of new and ridden it plugged for well over 10,000 miles, after the first day or so, I forget the plug is even there



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for me, new tires are nail magnets, I've picked up a nail withing 10 miles of new and ridden it plugged for well over 10,000 miles, after the first day or so, I forget the plug is even there
What he said, except I have never gotten 10k out of a tire, yet, on any bike.

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