Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the roa

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Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the roa

Post by SnoDrtRider » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:35 pm

What is everyone using or more specifically has used with success on the road for tubeless tire repair.
Plugs, tools, cement, pump, etc.
Wayne
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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by zoomtoob » Sun May 12, 2019 11:39 am

Good question. Was thinking of grabbing the spike tubeless repair thing. I carry patches but have not had a flat. Like ever...

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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by Ron_Ces » Mon May 13, 2019 8:14 am

zoomtoob wrote:Good question. Was thinking of grabbing the spike tubeless repair thing. I carry patches but have not had a flat. Like ever...

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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by zoomtoob » Mon May 13, 2019 8:31 am

Yes I did...

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R1150 GS-Z Beast
KLR650 Burnie
Johnny Moorhouse - AKA Zoom
2004 R1150 GS(Z) - Beast
1988 KLR 650 - Burnie (Project)
2000 Kawasaki KXF 250 Quad (Project)
1999 RS 1100 - should never have sold this - Beauty
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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by need2boat » Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 am

In the fall I had the chance to use both the higher end Stop & Go that use the mushroom style plugs and also the cheaper style that use the sticky snakes. At the time I was on bias ply tires which I don't think really change things but I'll point that out.

The Stop & Go plugs kept working themselves out after 25 miles or so. Luckily I did have a pump. Afterwards I switched out the stop & go kit for the snake style as they did work fine for me and the price of the kits are 1/10th the price. I will say the Stop & Go kit is well made, good instructions and the plugs install easily but for me they just kept working free and I did have a friend install the second one thinking I was doing to wrong. The snake style install a little slower but it did hold till I changed out the tire over the winter and the plugs were inside the tire. . .

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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by VinceSant » Mon May 13, 2019 2:47 pm

need2boat wrote:In the fall I had the chance to use both the higher end Stop & Go that use the mushroom style plugs and also the cheaper style that use the sticky snakes. At the time I was on bias ply tires which I don't think really change things but I'll point that out.

The Stop & Go plugs kept working themselves out after 25 miles or so. Luckily I did have a pump. Afterwards I switched out the stop & go kit for the snake style as they did work fine for me and the price of the kits are 1/10th the price. I will say the Stop & Go kit is well made, good instructions and the plugs install easily but for me they just kept working free and I did have a friend install the second one thinking I was doing to wrong. The snake style install a little slower but it did hold till I changed out the tire over the winter and the plugs were inside the tire. . .

Joe
The sticky snakes type plug comes in a few different sizes. You always want to use the larges size you can put in the hole, if you do, they hold up well and stay in place.
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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by need2boat » Mon May 13, 2019 3:17 pm

Good to know. The kit I got from AMAZON only had one size.

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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by zoomtoob » Mon May 13, 2019 3:29 pm

Use two? I've done a ton of car tires...

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KLR650 Burnie
Johnny Moorhouse - AKA Zoom
2004 R1150 GS(Z) - Beast
1988 KLR 650 - Burnie (Project)
2000 Kawasaki KXF 250 Quad (Project)
1999 RS 1100 - should never have sold this - Beauty
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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by SnoDrtRider » Tue May 21, 2019 12:47 pm

This is what I ended up with for a plug kit...
Metal "T" handles not plastic that WILL break and the "T" handles make it easier to control and easier on the hands. The round piece that slides over the plug insertion tool is to hold the plug in when you withdraw the tool. I used this type for many years working on auto and light truck tires.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MR ... UTF8&psc=1

This is the pump I got...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E ... UTF8&psc=1

I took both items out of their cases and put them in ZipLoc freezer bags and they both fit under the seat so I don't have to have them in my luggage.
Wayne
2019 F850GS
2019 F750GS (Lynn's)
1984 Harley Davidson FXRS
1986 Montesa Cota 304
1980 Husqvarna 390 WR
1981 Suzuki GS850G
Previous:
2013 F800GS
1974 Yamaha TY250
1980 Montesa Cota 200
2003 Zook DRZ400
1980 Zook GS850G (Japanese BMW)
1975 Honda MT250 Elsinore
Honda SL70
Minibike

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Re: Not exactly in the garage... Tubeless Tire Repair on the

Post by zoomtoob » Tue May 21, 2019 1:24 pm

I'm a fan of the t-handle but more important was the teeth on the helical ridges of the reamer in the stop and go set.

Johnny M
R1150 GS-Z Beast
KLR650 Burnie
Johnny Moorhouse - AKA Zoom
2004 R1150 GS(Z) - Beast
1988 KLR 650 - Burnie (Project)
2000 Kawasaki KXF 250 Quad (Project)
1999 RS 1100 - should never have sold this - Beauty
1980 Yamaha XS400 - first bike. Thank you!

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