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Old 06-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Plugged my tire today

This is not a debate on whether to plug/patch a tire or not. Just sharing my experience, Wish I carried this kit with me when I got a flat several months ago. Made room in the tool bag recently so i wont get stranded again

I purchased a tire repair kit several years ago, maybe in 2007 or 2008. Used it once on the 650R and didn't read the laminated instructions (that was fun). Before I started the repair this morning I watched the video attached below, It helped a lot for a guy who can't stand to read

Let me say after using it today I am really thankful Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited suggested this.

I had the bike repaired and back up in less than 7 minutes. Only thing I wasn't able to do was stretch the plug two inches to ensure the mushroom part was seated on all the way.

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Stop & Go Pocket Tire Plugger Plus CO2 Inflation – Product Evaluation Go ahead and keep sticking things in your tires.

While tire manufacturers say never patch anything (and who can blame them?), the underbreath mumble is that if you must patch a tire, you should do so from the inside with a permanent patch. That’s a lot of work at the side of the road, isn’t it? Stop & Go has a better idea: Insert a mushroom plug from the outside; the tire never leaves the rim.

This is a pretty ingenious yet simple deal. First, you ream out the puncture with the provided rasp, then you stick the cone-shaped nozzle of the plugger tool into the hole. Load one pre-moistened mushroom plug into the tool, screw the tool into the nozzle and crank away on the end of the tool with the supplied Allen wrench, which shmooshes the plug through the nozzle and into the tire. Remove plugger tool, et voila, the mushroom is in there. Yank on it to make sure it’s seated. Reinflate the tire using supplied CO2 cartridges, trim any excess plug material and away you go.

Officially, Stop & Go adheres to the company line that its plugs are a temporary fix. According to online testimonials, customers have put thousands of miles on tires with this type of plug, no problem. The plugger tool, nozzle and rest of the kit are of such high-quality aluminum and steel construction that it’s hard to see how Stop & Go makes money at this price. Even the 7.5 x 5-inch zippered pouch is nice—and the instruction card is laminated. We hate to be cynical, but the best defense against punctured tires is probably to carry a repair tool so trick you hope you’ll get to use it.

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Cool. Where was the repair done, at home?

Looks like a good kit that could help you if you were to be stranded on the side of the road.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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I have been known to plug a tire or 2
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Cool. Where was the repair done, at home?
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Plugged the tire at the office. It started feeling funny going around a corner all wobbly. Upon inspection I found the problem, half of a nail broken off in the rubber. Only thing the kit doesnt have is a pair of needle nose. But when riding a HD you tend to have all kinds of tools to get your home

This is really something I'll be glad to have if i ever get stuck on the side of a back road far from the house
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I keep a plug kit on me now, after my experience with tubless tires. You can make it to a gas station to get some air
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Plugged the tire at the office. It started feeling funny going around a corner all wobbly. Upon inspection I found the problem, half of a nail broken off in the rubber. Only thing the kit doesnt have is a pair of needle nose. But when riding a HD you tend to have all kinds of tools to get your home

This is really something I'll be glad to have if i ever get stuck on the side of a back road far from the house
That's awesome, I may invest in a kit myself.
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I have that same kit and used it a couple times. It worked great every time I used it, and it packs easy. BUT I always replaced tire as soon as possible
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