What's the best Emergency Tire Repair Kit to Carry?

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  1. jayzonk

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    In anticipation of my spring trip, I need to find an emergency tire repair kit and was looking for suggestions. What should I carry? I have no centerstand, so I don't anticipate doing a change on the side of a road.
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    I've used this one before.

    Stop & Go Tubeless Tire Plugger Kit With CO2 :: MotorcycleGear.com

    Picked up a nail on my brand new PR2 (had about 300 miles on it). Plugged, and rode another 200 or so miles the rest of the day, although I did need to stop early and fill the tire completely up. The CO2 was enough to get me to a service station, but was still a bit low.

    I put about another thousand miles on that tire before I decided to replace it, but it never lost any pressure.
     
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    How does it work? The website said that it's specifically for ATV's.
     
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    To be completely honest, I'm not sure if the tires on the VFR1200 are tubed or tubeless. I think all sportbike tires are tubeless these days, no?
     
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    Tubeless..
     
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    Yes tubeless
    very simple to fix the leak.............
     
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    BMW makes an excellent tyre plug kit that comes with C02 cartriges as well as some high-quality o-ring funky plugs that only the Germans could come up with. Have used it only once in 200,000 street miles and when I did I was damn close to home.
     
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    Link must be in Hanoi Long. It no worky
     
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    I tend to agree with Long. The flat tire repair kit is only for an emergency repair out on the road, enough to get you back. I would get one from Wally World and make sure you have three or four C02 canisters because one will barely inflate a balloon.

    If you buy a kit from a MC store, you are going to pay for the fact that it is reportedly specially for a MC. Horse shit I say. A tire plug is a tire plug. And unless your style of riding is tremendously aggressive, I would be quite comfortable riding that until the tread is worn. We used to plug and patch out Pursuit Camaros and never had any problems with that.
     
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    Randy your Canuk internet is no Buno

    Step 1. Remove the nail (If it on the side wall call roadside assist or walk)
    Step 2. Use the rad tail file to clean the hole, make sure to have a good seration to help the worm bond to the tire
    Step 3. Insert the worm into the needle end ( I like to keep the worm even) whatever the other tool call.
    Step 4. Apply a lot of glue on the worm
    Step 5. Plunge the worm into the hole and pull them out quickly. (I know you bastard thinking) dirty mind.:rolleyes:
    Wait for few minute to let the glue dry have a cool drink if you got one.
    Step 6. Fill her up with air which ever method you choose. (Portable pump or CO2).

    Good luck

    P.S: This is much easier than tube type (Off road, dual sport).


     
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    Stop & Go looks useful, but it's big. Would be nice if there was something with folding handles to conserve space. Any other ideas? Posted a link to the Stop & Go....

    Stop & Go Tubeless Tire Plugger With CO2 - RevZilla
     
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    After looking at several Youtube How to videos something jumped out at me. You should be changing your valve stem every time you install new tires so next time, get the 90 degree valve stems. So much easier to deal with than those OEM that cause you to rap your knuckles on the rotors every time you check your tire pressure. I switched a few tire changes back and have no regrets. They are cheap...like a couple bucks for the two.
     
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    personally carry the wally world plug kit and co2, but also carry some atv worm plugs that are half the size in diameter of the wally world worm plugs for the smaller diameter nails. dont care to put the huge worm plugs in a common 16d diamer nail hole size or smaller.
     
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    I posted a link to it earlier as well...

    Fits under the seat on my 5th Gen no problem, along with various other items.
     
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    Stop n Go fits under the seat of my 6th. gen as well. Saved my butt last June when I was about 60 miles away from home.
     
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    I've got an older Stop n Go kit, the tool to put in the plugs looks like a pistol. Only had to use it once, worked perfectly.
     
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    I have used this twice...Once on my bike when a bolt pushed through the tire and the second time I saw another sports biker on the side of the road and helped him. I will swear by this product because its small and fits under my seat and it does work. The only two problems with it is you really should carry an extra 2-3 CO2 canisters and you should also carry a leatherman multipurpose tool. The 3-4 cartridges that it comes with is enough to get you to about 26-30 psi when done right. On my tire my plug started to leak after I put the first cartridge in so I had to re-do the plug. Which left me with three cartridges and only filled the tire to 20ish psi. On the stopped sports bike the screw that was in his tire was a EM-Effer to take out. If I had a multipurpose tool it would have been so much easier.
     
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    In addition to the CO2 cartriges I always carry a small pump just in case :rolleyes:
    I am thinking of getting a small hand pump as well.
     
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