Road Dirt west coast writer/rider Ted Edwards had been (rightly) carrying around a Stop & Go Pocket Tire Plugger kit for years, but like many of us, never had occasion to need it. So when he purchased a new rear tire to mount on his Honda VFR, Ted decided to make a science experiment out of it. Not surprising, given his years of experience as an educator.
An old tire, a long wood screw, a power drill, a tire repair kit, and a rather enthusiastic motorcycle “do-it-yourselfer” with a quirky sense of humor…what could possibly go wrong here?
Actually, not a thing. The plug worked like a charm, even after he did several smoky burnouts (oh yes he did). And his instructional/chronicle video is not only quite informative, its also quite entertaining. We’ve come to expect nothing less from Ted.
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Excellent, Ted! Most excellent, dude!
That’s awesome! Did the same test last year just to see if I knew how to do it. I didn’t think about doing the burnouts. haha
Leave it to Ted, lol!
Swapped out that rear tire yesterday and inspected the plug one more time. It was still holding days later even after all that abuse. I’m a believer.
Another very good and interesting article. Thank you Ted for your additional comment. #roaddirtrules
You know Steve, when I checked the plug post-mortem, I tried to pull it out. I couldn’t. It was so firmly entrenched that I would’ve felt comfortable riding it any amount of miles. I am sure that no amount of miles could compare with the abuse I put it though. I have photos of the inside of the tire after it came off the bike, but not sure how to post it here in the comments.