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!

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    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

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      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.

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    Another very good and interesting article. Thank you Ted for your additional comment. #roaddirtrules

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      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.

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