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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 9:59 pm Thread Starter
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Tire plugging

Either I'm an idiot or unable to read...or possibly both. Had a nail in my rear tire and went to use the plug kit. Miserable failure! Plugged a few hundred tires in my life but have never seen anything like those little rings provided in the tool kit. To make matters worse I can fidn nothing in the owners manual about the proper technique. Was able to acquire a rope style plug, repair the tire and got home but would like to know how to use the BMW provided plug.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 10:57 pm
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The instructions are in the tire kit and not the owners manual. It still isn't very good.

Check out the Stop=N-Go tire kit...much better and easier to use.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 18th, 2006, 7:37 pm
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tyre plug

I have seen experts try and use those issue plugs (on our BMW service day) and give up. I use the rope type. I seem to get one flat per rear tyre.

A few riders carry self tappers, do the repair when they get home. I have no trouble on the road using the rope type plugs. Except recently when some dick I tried to help did not tell me he had an inner tube
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2006, 6:17 pm
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I also use the sticky rope kits from WalMart then get an inside patch put on when I get home.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 19th, 2006, 7:21 pm
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If you follow the directions to the letter, the BMW plug kit works. Tire will hold pressure for 175 miles to get home and then at least 3 days sitting in the garage. AMHIKT.


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