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Old 08-21-2006, 03:59 AM   #31
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My goodness! All this politics from a tire plug update! Hey guys, let's get back to what really matters to us all -- motorcycles! So, put a plug in it. ( o;
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:49 AM   #32
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For me it's:



-Stop and Go Tire plugger to get home



-Once home, dismount tire from rim and replace with mushroom type patch from inside tire (I do my own tires)



-If hole is in sidewall or is a slash, replace tire.



Patching a tire isn't instant death, although any type of patch applied from the outside of the tire should be considered temporary. Once you get the tire home, whip out your tire irons and get the tire off the rim. Apply a good quality automotive patch from inside the tire, then remount the tire on the rim and go.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:34 AM   #33
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Much of what you said is true, but when your 'economic boom' of the Clinton years was based on the Internet Bubble, it was just what I called it; a multi-billion popcorn fart. It pissed away billions and produced nothing of substance.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:39 AM   #34
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It produced my job, and lots of technology that is used the world over including the technology you're about to use when you type your disagreement.
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:09 AM   #35
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Having been a tire guy for years Ive heard them all. THe fact is, if you plug a motorcycle tire, you NEED to use the rubber and vulcanizing cement to cement the new plug into the hole. The old rope style is so temporary 90% of the time they dont even seal when brand new. Buffing the inner part of the tire and putting a patch inside the tire p0lus using a SEPERATE plug will allow the patch to stay there without interference yet the plug will seal the belt and all other parts of a modern layered tire from the elements.



If you do this, and the buffing of the inner liner has been done properly, i would say, in its entirety that the tire will be as good as new, but riders should heed caution even when done properly.
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:15 AM   #36
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:23 AM   #37
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(ahem), I've used the BMW plug kit for years and worn tires out with the plugs in them. If done right they seal up and hold air just fine. If it's not going to seal you'll know as soon as you put air in it, it's not going to magically disapear while you're doing your 175 mph commute and cause the bike to explode, if it does fail it'll be no worse than the original hole. you need to use a little logic here guys, who benefits the most from telling you "OHMYGODYOUHAVETOREPLACETHETIREORYOU'LLDIEHORR BLY THEFIRSTTIMEYOULOOKATYOURBIKE!!!!!!"



Wouldn't be the guy selling you new tires at $180 a pop would it?........
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:54 AM   #38
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a true clinton / ***** fan would get in line at the local socialist tire shop and let the government pay for them a new tire.
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #39
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Actually during the Clinton-Gore years more private sector jobs were created than any other 8 year time period in history... click the link above
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #40
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B.S. God I thought you were smarter than that. GDP went up continously during the Clinton Gore years and produced most of what we are living off of now in terms of tangible investment in plants, research and development. Why? interest rates were lower and the corporate sector was not competing with the government for credit. Those surpluses, despite what Fox News says, were real and caused the longest economic expansion in Peacetime. Don't believe research it, instead of showing your ignorance by statement like that.
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