its perfectly suited for the job and price but not the easiest it wants to pop out when you need it to stay in place or gets stuck but it protects your rims is lightweight and small so perfect compromise to go in the on road kit
These wheel protectors make changing a tire so much easier. I had previously used tire irons wrapped in thick tape or strips of plastic to guard the wheels. These are a great upgrade. They snap in place and stay snug while I am spooning on the tire and appear that they will hold up for many tire changes (1 so far with no visible wear).
These are excellent for protecting your rims when using tire levers, but they will crack and split if you have not adequately broken the bead on the tire first. Make sure you have actually broken the bead before using a tire lever, otherwise you will use so much pressure these will split.
Just replaced my OEM tires on my street MC and used these rim protectors to keep the scratches off my wheels. They performed admirably. They do get cut under the pressure of the tire irons and show usage quickly but they saved my rims from any scratches. I didn't experience any slippage under pressure of the tire irons. I would recommend these to protect your rims. Consider them consumable. They may last for three sets of tire changes but not much more than that. I would keep a spare set nearby should one become unservicable.
I have used rim protectors for years and bought these for replacements. They are not made of the same durable white plastic as the old ones. These are too soft a compound. They tore when used and don't stay in place. They do fit wider rims better (like the GS BMWs) because they are more flexible but they don't hold up. I'm looking for something better.