This is my third in about two years. Still wondering how long an ME880 will last with regular wear on my bike. These have been some expensive nails.
Every time this comes up on the forums, it's usually at least 75% against plugging tires except for emergency repair.
Dang! That's really impressive. No kidding, I could have easily paid for them by now.I think that is from the 75% who don't know how to plug a tire. , or were told by someone else not to and just repeating the warning like they know...
On the FJR forum 75% would likely suggest the sticky string , another 15 % would say to patch it on top of that, and the last 10% would say buy a new tire....so I guess it matters not only who, but where you ask....
Even if I had the money, I'd try plugging a new tire first.
For the money you spent so far, you could have bought your tire here and never had to worry about it again:
Last summer I rode around with a plugged tire without any trouble.Dang! That's really impressive. No kidding, I could have easily paid for them by now.
You're right, it depends on who you ask about plugging. I've always plugged my jeep and truck/car tires myself. Never had a problem with them. Several of the write-ups I've read say the motorcycle tire tread thickness isn't thick enough for a plug to stay in for the life of the tire as apposed to car and truck tires. I just hate to have any doubts about my tires when on my bike. One less thing to be thinking about.